In September 2016 new guidance was published by the DFE with regard to requirements.
The form which must be completed by all schools within five days of a student being added onto the school register is attached. This should be emailed via securemail to firstname.lastname@example.org
This requires all schools to inform the local authority with regard to all admissions and deletions from roll (with the exception of standard transtion times). For more information on procedures use the following link to the school's portal.
From September 2016 it became a requirement that all schools inform the local authority on the day of a non standard transition removal from roll (ie end of y11). The attached form must be completed and emailed via securemail to email@example.com on the DAY OF REMOVAL.
The reason for removal must also be indicated.
In September 2015 the Government changed the definition of persistent absence.
A pupil who is persistently absent has 10% or more absence. Previously this threshold was 15%. This is shown as a percentage of the number of pupil enrolments. Data on persistent absence rates is collected via the school census and published in Raise Online, school league tables and the Statistical First Release document.
The PA students should be calculated using a percentage report and NOT session thresholds as in the previous PA methodology.
Students can be considered to be PA even if they have only been on roll for a short period of time if in that time frame their attendance was 90% or lower.
The national average for PA based on this new methodology for term 1 and 2 2014/15 was 13.6%
Attendance guidance on use of codes and pupil registers|
Click here to access the document detailing the appropriate use of attendance codes. This is the 2008 document. It provides greater detail than the moer recent document below. However, take care as the sections on the codes F , G , H and C should be discounted.
Click here to access the 'Keeping Pupil Registers' document which gives guidance on removal from roll. This guidance is not the most current but it provides greater detail. However, it should be checked against the current document below.
Click here to access the new DFE guidance document 'Advice on School Attendance'. This document provides a summary of all main legislation and a revised use of attendance codes.
This template is used to structure LA register inspections. It combines prompts related to statutory guidance and also good practice.
Removal from roll- Elective Home Education|
ht to have moved out of the area or whose whereabouts is unknown should be referred to the Lancashire Elective Home Education team- follow the link below:
Pupils for whom parents have requested Elective Home Education should be referred to the Lancashire EHE team. Please be aware that parents must indicate this choice in writing and should be advised by the school of the implications of this decision. The Lancashire website can be accessed via this link. There are useful downloadable documents in the Zip file above. The e form on the Schools' Portal under E (Elective Home Education) should be used to refer EHE requests.
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