Pupil attendance, advice for schools
On these pages schools will find advice and resources to assist with improving attendance and reducing persistent absence.
Spotlight is the legal process schools should use to tackle ongoing unauthorised absence.
The Leave in Term Time (Penalty Notice) Process is for cases of unauthorised leave in term time of 10 days or more or 5 days G codes and 10 sessions of other unauthorised absence prior to that.
Please see the Step by Step Guidance for details.
- Guidance on removal (deletion) from roll - September 2016
- Absence Code of Conduct 2017
- Dfe attendance and absence codes
For more information about Spotlight, please contact the Education Legal Intervention Team on firstname.lastname@example.org