Attendance support for everyone

Helping you keep
children in education


Are you looking for attendance support?

NASWE is a membership body of attendance practitioners from multiple educational settings across England. Together we provide support, share knowledge, and deliver change where it counts – keeping children of all ages in the education they deserve.


Discuss topics and share knowledge in our community forums.


Join webinars covering a range of topics from coding to communication.


Come together to meet attendance practitioners in your situation.


Download letter templates, toolkits, cheat sheets, and more.


Influence attendance policy change at regular DfE consultations.

Improve attendance at your school with a NASWE membership

Get Answers

Find the answers you’re looking for all in one place.

In our forum, webinars, and resource packs.

Learn Skills

Gain the resources to improve attendance with ease.

Through our webinars, events, and toolkits.

Have your say

Improve attendance policy in your sector or region.

We take our members’ views direct to the DfE.

Stay connected

Join the attendance practitioner community.

With our forum and events, you’re never alone.

Best of all? Membership to NASWE is FREE.*

*small charges for training and events to cover costs

Who can join NASWE?

We support everyone who works in or around attendance, no matter your role or setting. Quite simply, if you’re helping children to access education, then you’re welcome in NASWE.

What does NASWE stand for?

NASWE has had many names over the years. Different acronyms standing for different things. But through them all, we have always stood up for the same belief – that every child has a right to an education. 

Today, we are just NASWE. A name widely known and respected within the education community. And our goal is the same as ever – to help attendance practitioners like you to keep children of all ages in school.

Learn more about NASWE

White paper speech bubble with inscription core values

Our values

With inclusivity and support as two of our core values, you can rely on us to help you in your fight to provide children access to education – no matter your experience or setting.

Diverse businesswomen networking

Our people

We’re led by a team of attendance experts and our members are experienced attendance practitioners from all over the country. So you can be sure you’ll find answers to your most pressing questions.


Our story

Having supported attendance professionals for almost 140 years, NASWE has a rich history, an influential position today, and even more exciting goals for the future.

Latest News

Coming Up Next

Blurred crowd of people in modern interior during event

Keep an eye out for Upcoming events!

Coming Soon . . .

Get Involved

Useful links

Not ready to join? No problem. Head over to our Useful Links page to see what’s on offer there.

Or read more about the exclusive benefits our members enjoy on our Why Join? page.