Pupil attendance patterns in Power BI

Introduction How can we use Power BI in the fight to reduce pupil absence? In May 2022 the DfE launched a new initiative to improve attendance rates in schools – “Working together to improve school absenteeism”. The challenge for those of us who work...

Using Microsoft Forms with Power BI

Many schools are using Microsoft Forms to gather the results of questionnaires sent out to parents, staff and pupils. Schools can also create forms that allow surveys, quizzes, and polls and even formative assessment, with different levels of difficulty that are...

Pupil Absence Maps in Power BI

A Pupil Absence Map can display the names and addresses of all the pupils absent TODAY, within minutes of morning registers closing. They allow your pastoral staff to take a very proactive approach to absence – by literally knocking on doors. Here’s how...