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Attendance Improvement Strategy


During 2014 National Curriculum Services (NCS) worked in 10 very remote schools and communities to develop a tailored Attendance Improvement Strategy for each school.

Each of these 10 locations is a participant in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS). As part of this Australian Government initiative, RSAS providers are funded to employ local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to work as School Attendance Supervisors (SASs) and School Attendance Officers (SAOs). The RSAS team members work with parents and families to support children to go to school every day.

Consultants used the NCS ‘ACT to improve’ framework and tools to facilitate locally developed solutions to attendance challenges.

The ACT (Attending, Connecting, Teaching) tools served diagnostic and planning purposes for:

  • assessing effectiveness of existing strategies, and
  • developing a plan for sustained improvement in student attendance and learning.

Please download the ACT framework for more information: