Promoting pupil attendance and recording absence – guidance for schools (2009) 2mb – this document has been written to support every school in Hampshire to ensure that they understand and can consistently interpret and apply the regulatory attendance codes.
Good practice guidance for attendance procedures and safeguarding 496kb – this document has been produced to support every school in Hampshire to ensure that it has sound practices in place relating to both pupil admission to school and on-going pupil attendance at school. It needs to be read in conjunction with the county document of Promoting pupil attendance and recording absence guidance for schools. It is produced because attendance at school is known to be a key protective factor in safeguarding children and young people.
Ensuring a good education for children who cannot attend school because of health needs – Statutory guidance for local authorities 359kb – This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education. Local authorities (LAs) must have regard to it when carrying out their duty to arrange suitable full-time education (or part-time when appropriate for the child’s needs) for children who are unable to attend a mainstream or special school because of their health.
Improving attendance at school (2012) 188kb Charlie Taylor, the Government’s Expert Adviser on Behaviour, was asked by the Secretary of State for Education to conduct a review of school attendance. This is a copy of his published report on 16 April 2012. The secretary of state for education has responded, visit the following website full details and updates on the current changes in regulations in response: www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/behaviour/a00208164/taylor-review.
Advice on school attendance 180kb – This document has been produced to help schools and local authorities maintain high levels of school attendance and plan the school day and year. The document also provides information about the interventions available to address pupils’ poor attendance and behaviour at school.
Absence and attendance codes – guidance for schools and local authorities (2009) 1mb – this guidance provides assistance to schools (including independent schools and Academies) and LAs in the use of codes to record pupil attendance and absence in schools. It relates to attendance at statutory morning and afternoon registration sessions and replaces the guidance issued in February 2005.(add a thumbnail)
Keeping pupil registers – Guidance on applying the Education Pupil Registration Regulations (2008) 322kb – the pupil registration regulations govern the admissions and attendance registers that all schools must keep. They also regulate the power of special schools and maintained schools to grant leave of absence. (add a thumbnail)
Effective attendance practice in schools – an overview (2005) 603kb – This effective practice document from the Depart for Education provides an overview of the themes that schools have found useful in relation to school attendance.