Browsing: Case studies/best practice Q&As
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?
Q. We’ve been told that we now have to collect at least two emergency contacts for every child. Is this correct?
Q. I’ve heard that the law has changed about parents having to prove children are genuinely ill. Does that mean we can now insist on a doctor’s note?
Q. Increasing numbers of parents are asking for time out of school for music exams, etc. This is affecting our figures. Can I refuse?
Q. Is it right that Ofsted has recently changed the way it measures our absence from just the last year to the last three years?