Discover is the first stage of the double diamond design approach.
Gathering insights

Data collected along with consultation and the involvement of various stakeholders, will help build a more detailed picture of what is happening in your school.

School-level data including school surveys, classroom observations and other sources of evidence can help you drill down the critical issues so you can focus on efforts on where they will be most effective. Scout including the Attendance and Engagement app, Tell Them From Me and Wellbeing for Excellence are useful tools for this process.

Information gathered in this stage will be analysed to uncover the Problem Statement.

Use the Scout Attendance and Engagement app to investigate details and patterns for particular year groups or cohorts, in particularly, if there might be:

  • a particular year level, specific group or individual students where attendance is a concern
  • a relationship between non-attendance and:
    • literacy and numeracy
    • gender
    • student wellbeing
    • socio-economic backgrounds
    • English as an additional language or dialect
    • Aboriginality
    • disability and additional learning needs

Consider if the perspectives and experiences of all stakeholders have been captured.

  • Consult the school community (staff only) including students, parents and carers and school staff to capture satisfaction with attendance policies and procedures.


Elderslie Public School's experience engaging student voice with school planning. Read more about student voice and access resources for engaging student voice with school planning.

Elderslie Public School students and staff share their experiences of how student voice is shaping learning.
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