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Questions to ask about attendance

Examples of questions governors and trustees might ask about attendance policy, culture and data.

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The following are examples of questions that governors and trustees might ask about pupil attendance in full governing board meetings, committee meetings or on monitoring visits.

The questions cover the following themes:

  • the attendance policy and building a whole-school culture
  • a starting point for monitoring attendance data
  • staff training and sharing practice to support good attendance

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