Behaviour and Attendance Reviews

Aug 29, 2018

Behaviour and Attendance Reviews (B & A Review)

When a school undertakes to hold a B & A review it can be an anxious time. Schools need to get the best value from a review without alienating staff in the process.

A B & A review starts with you.  We will discuss what you wish to achieve from it and design the process around your needs.  This means we can be sure about what you want and need, and ensure that our work meets it.

It is a collaborative process and is NOT a 'done unto' event.  As such, we encourage that a member of your team is with us at every stage of the process and that he/she/they take an active part in it.  We want staff to feel empowered by the process and come out of it with a clear plan of what will happen next.  In fact, we often hear 'This is a coaching session, isn't it', which we feel sums up our approach.  However, we are there to 'challenge the accepted norm' if needs be but this is polite, friendly and professionally done.

A typical review looks like:

  • Data and information is sent by the school to the reviewer.
  • A telephone conversation with a member of the school's Senior Team (usually the Headteacher) takes place.
Review Day
  • Meeting with the Headteacher (and others if required) to establish the focus of the day.
  • Meetings with the Behaviour and Attendance lead and other key Staff.
  • A review of paperwork for three or four students.
  • Learning walks with staff. 
  • Meeting with leaders and teachers in the school.
  • Pupil voice exercise with the target students and others.
  • Parent voice exercise. 
  • Recap with the Headteacher (and others if required) at the end of the day.
Written Review
  • The school will normally receive a written review within 5 working days of the visit. This review is subject to the approval of the school. 
If this is not what you are looking for and you do not see it in our list of services do not worry. Please give us a call so we can help. 

If you need any more information or have a question please don't hesitate to contact us at or on 0333 344 1976. 

'... thorough professionalism of the service and the comprehensive cover of all elements of SEN. '

Assistant Principal, Secondary School