Collect and analyse data
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, 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 dashboard 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
- student wellbeing
- socio-economic backgrounds
- English as an additional language or dialect
- 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.
- Access Scout report to analyse your school attendance data (Staff only). The School Attendance Summary report explains how to use slicers to gain an understanding on the attendance rates and trends at your school.
- Strategically plan for Excellence in attendance for every student
- Follow guidelines for collecting internal school data
- Understand how to analyse quantitative or qualitative data for patterns or trends [for example, time of year, term or cohort, specific days, or day to day trends or patterns].
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.