Persistent Absence

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DfE Guidance on temporary changes: attendance recording for educational settings whilst closed due to the coronavirus 

We have put together key information and resources for schools to help maintain provision during the COVID-19 situation.

Monitoring persistent absence

To help monitor levels of persistent absence, all primary and secondary schools in East Sussex need to submit data on pupils who are often absent from school. This data should be submitted at the end of terms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Your school needs to submit the following data:

  • Number and names of pupils who are at risk of becoming persistent absentees (those with absences exceeding the thresholds for each period)
  • Number and names of pupils who are already persistent absentees (those who at the time of reporting have an attendance of below 90%)

How to submit pupil data

Information is sent to all schools annually on how to report pupil data, which must be done via secure email. If you have any queries, please contact the Education Support Behaviour and Attendance Service.

Download the workbook and guidance:

Attendance Reporting Instructions 2018

Core and Traded Thresholds Flow Chart July 2018

PA Workbook 2018-19

Overall Absence Reporting Instructions September 2018

Persistent Absence Reporting Instructions 2018

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