School Engagement Risk Assessment Toolkit

There is a general consensus that a lack of school engagement is associated with poorer academic attainment and a greater propensity to drop out of school prematurely.

Given the serious consequences of disengagement, we have designed a user-friendly toolkit to assist educational practitioners to collect data on young people and identify those who may be at risk, with a view to helping to develop effective, targeted compensatory and preventive measures.

This website outlines why school engagement matters, provides information about our research and explains how the School Engagement Risk Assessment Toolkit (SERAT) was developed and tested.

In order to access the SERAT toolkit, please register for free below:

The research leading to the development of the School Engagement Risk Assessment Toolkit (SERAT) has received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The project was supported by the University of Sheffield Impact Accelerator Fund. The SERAT toolkit grew out of the survey questionnaire developed by the Reducing Early School Leaving in Europe ( project, which was funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme.