Define is the second stage of the double diamond design approach.

Factors influencing student attendance are complex, and can vary across school communities and locations.

Identifying and understanding the underlying and often interrelated factors assists schools to plan effective strategies to engage students and improve student attendance.

These factors are broadly categorised as:

Schools should consider any indicators or supporting evidence when investigating the underlying factors relevant to their local context.

The following questions may help you explore the origin and context of the underlying causes influencing attendance:

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