The DfE has now published new absence data for the academic year 2017–18. Joanne Sierzega…
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Data, used effectively, is one of the most important tools when it comes to improving attendance. However, it can also be intimidating and overwhelming. Victoria Franklin provides attendance officers with some practical ideas to make data manageable and informative.
Recent DfE research has given a clear view of the connection between attendance and pupils’ attainment. Tony Powell explains.
Tony Powell gives advice on using and interpreting performance tables to help with inter-school comparisons and correlations.
Steve Baker takes a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the School Data Dashboard.
Tony Powell discusses some of the issues to consider when comparing attendance data on different groups within a school – as well as highlighting some of the potential problems for data users.
Find out how to present your attendance work to Ofsted in Steve Baker’s article.