School attendance advice for schools

On this page 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. 

Leave in term Time Penalty Notice Process – Guidance and Templates

For more information about Spotlight, please contact the Education Legal Intervention Team on ewsheadofficeadministration@birmingham.gov.uk