The government’s guidance on attendance and absence is being changed so as to deem anyone with less than 90% attendance a ‘persistent absentee’ and therefore under the remit of the Local Authority’s Education Welfare Service. Fixed penalty notices will also be issued for holidays taken in term time even if there are no other absences in the school year. Greater scrutiny will also be given to students who are absent for a period of time, particularly either side of term breaks or when other schools are on holiday.
An application form to request leave of absence during term time can be downloaded here.
- Income support
- Income based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit "run-on" - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit