Prioritise areas of focus for planning
Unpacking the main themes and issues emerging from the research and evidence collected, will help define the priorities for school attendance planning.
A problem statement helps to define and understand the problem by identifying:
- who the problem impacts
- what the impacts are
- where the problem occurs
- why it needs to be fixed
as well as clarifying what the expected outcome are.
Consider how you might:
- include your system-negotiated targets and school-determined targets as attendance improvement measures in your Strategic Improvement Plan.
- organise, display and seek feedback on the evidence and underlying causes of non-attendance
Check the Digital Tool Selector for examples of tools and activities
- engage other stakeholder groups to maximise the impact of initiatives
Consider how to collaborate with your key stakeholder groups such as Parent & Citizens, School Council, local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and other community organisations.
- score the relative impact and effort to inform decision making
Read about process, outcomes and economic evaluations.
- identify and mitigate risks as part of school planning
The video below provides a brief introduction to evaluative thinking. You can read more at the Evaluation resources hub