New Attendance Officers

As part of the Attendance Turnaround Package new attendance officer roles have been introduced to support schools, kura and learning communities to turn around attendance

The Attendance Turnaround Package announced in February 2023, is a five-year investment as part of Budget 2023 to address attendance issues with urgency. As part of the package, new attendance officer roles have been introduced to support schools, kura and learning communities to turn around attendance. The attendance officer role:

  • supports schools, kura and learning communities to turn around moderate and irregular absence patterns for ākonga from years 1 to 12.
  • provides direct support to analyse and understand the drivers of absence and share a range of responses and practices across the community to improve attendance.
  • works closely with a broad range of key partners and stakeholders including parent communities and iwi, contributing to, and complementing existing and emerging attendance responses.

A kete of resources for attendance officers

Welcome to your new role as an attendance officer. Here are some practical resources to help support your mahi:

New attendance officer role

Giving practical effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Attendance data

Working together, sharing information safely, and inclusive education

Attendance Service | Supporting Documents

 

Further information and support

Please contact your regional office in the first instance for further information and support

Local Ministry offices – Education in New Zealand

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