Attendance Matters

Track attendance in a meaningful way

Our core product Attendance Matters has been developed with the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) to provide a straightforward, highly effective attendance analysis system that works with your existing MIS.

Attendance Matters reduces administration and the need for data analysis using spreadsheets. It makes attendance data useful, providing insights that are trackable against current and past terms, and can also be used to benchmark against other schools in your MAT and nationwide.

The module is part of the askEddi platform and includes reports on individual students, registration groups and year groups. The platform provides detailed information on authorised and unauthorised absence marks including late sessions.

“Attendance is not something that you can improve by reflecting on it a year later, you have to do it there and then.”

– Drew Duncan, Executive Headteacher: Mossley Hollins High School and Droylsden Academy.

How can Attendance Matters make a difference in your school:

Student Attendance Profile

Quick and easy access to registration groups and individual student attendance profiles. In-depth analysis of attendance over terms, years and specific date ranges.

Comparison by Cohort

Compare groups of students by Cohort under pupil premium, free school meals or SEN status categories and includes attendance/absence reason codes.

Persistent Absence by Term

View persistent absence students and their total numbers of unauthorised absences by term to identify attendance gaps to improve intervention quicker.

“It all fundamentally starts with attendance. If we can get 100% attendance, if we can get everyone in the classroom, that’s when teaching and learning will have the biggest impact.”

– David Waugh, Vice President ASCL & Head Teacher Poynton High School 

Ask us how Attendance Matters can make a difference in your school:

“School data tends to be published after the end of the school year, meaning that pupils have already left and it’s too late to do anything about issues like attendance. Our Open Data Project for Schools is using the data when it’s live, accurate and up to date to look at current pupils and their performance.”

– Duncan Baldwin, Deputy Policy Director, ASCL