Browsing: Case studies/best practice Q&As
Q. We have a student on roll who has been remanded in custody in a youth offending institution (YOI). Should we remove him from the school roll?
Q. On the advice of Public Health England, we recently had to close the school for two days for a deep clean following an outbreak of Norovirus. During the period before and after the school closure, attendance was poor due to the number of children who were absent due to illness. How do we evidence this when reporting to the governors?
Q. I am the attendance lead in an infant school and I have been asked by the senior leadership team to put a rewards and attendance incentive initiative into place. I am uncomfortable with this as our children are very little and reliant on parents to secure their attendance at school. Is it good practice to reward the attendance of children?
Q. I have taken a post in a new school that is in a different local authority. In my previous school, we applied for a penalty notice to be issued each time a child had 10 unauthorised leave of absence sessions. I have been told that the process is different in this local authority. Is that correct?
Q. Does delaying a child’s entry to Reception when they have a late summer birthday affect when they become of compulsory school age?
Q. We mark our afternoon register at the end of the day. Does this mean that a child can come in just before registration and we have to mark them as present for the whole session?
Q. Which communities can the ‘traveller exemption’ about the amount of annual attendance required be applied to?
Q. We’re a C of E school and some parents want to keep their children off when we’re celebrating a Christian festival or attending a church service. Should this be authorised?
Q. How many unauthorised absences do there have to be before a local authority will take legal action? We are always being asked to do more first and it’s very frustrating.
Q. We have been asked if a child can have three days off to attend a religious convention with their parents. Is this an ‘R’ code or can we mark it as an approved educational activity?