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Focus 2017, Directions for schools requires schools to make use of the new Student Attendance Toolkit.

The resources in the toolkit are underpinned by research that indicates the following pre-requisites for improved student attendance within a school:

  • A positive school culture, with high expectations for student attendance, is maintained.
  • Daily monitoring and follow-up are embedded within school practice.
  • Students, families and the community are engaged in the learning program.
  • The connection between attendance and outcomes is understood and valued.
  • A wide range of targeted strategies that are aligned to the causes student absence are employed.

The toolkit consists of five modules to assist leadership teams to build attendance into strategic, operational and classroom planning and aligns to the School Improvement and Accountability framework.  These modules are interrelated but do not need to be completed sequentially, enabling flexible access to the toolkit depending on your school needs.

The toolkit also contains a bank of practical information and strategies targeting the causes of absence that can be used in the classroom and with families and the community.

In total, there are over 100 resources to support improved attendance.

Schools should make professional judgements about which resources in the toolkit are appropriate for their context.

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