In 2016, SELLEN commenced the discussion with local agencies, schools and DET Regional Office about the importance of school attendance. SELLEN believes that if we pull the correct levers and increase school attendance, we can also have a major impact on other areas such as educational engagement, crime statistics, employment outcomes, social engagement etc.
DET has an array of resources available to schools, but something that was missing was a single process for monitoring and responding to student attendance and absences.
In 2019, SELLEN developed what has become affectionately known as the attendance placemat, an A3 document that outlines all the processes and available supports that can be accessed for every student, based on their attendance needs.
Tiered Approach to Monitoring Attendance
Based on a tiered approach to managing student behaviour, the Tiered Approach to Monitoring Attendance has been well supported by DET regionally and by local schools.
The product was launched at a DET sponsored event for improving student attendance in Southern Melbourne Schools.
If you would like a copy of the Tiered Approach to Monitoring Attendance, please contact SELLEN or click on the image.