Absence health check

Do you know how much absence is costing your school?

What could it cover?

Your reporting arrangements

Do staff know what the arrangements are, and do they consistently follow them?

Return to work interview

The process, consistency and quality

Managers knowledge and skills levels

Are they competent in managing absence? Are there any knowledge or skill gaps?

Absence level for the past 12 months

Can you establish the cost of absence? Are any areas of concern being managed effectively?

Absence reporting

What feedback is given to governors and staff on absence levels? Can this be more effective?


Ultimately our aim is to assist in the reduction of absence levels within your school and allow you to focus on pupil performance.