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The government published a consultation on school registers and national thresholds for legal intervention last week.

They propose setting the following national thresholds for the circumstances in which a penalty notice for parents must be considered:

  • 10 sessions of unauthorised absence including lateness in a term (where support has not been successful, has not been engaged with, or is not appropriate)
  • Any incidence of unauthorised holiday in term time
  • Any sessions of unauthorised absence immediately following a leave of absence in term time
  • Any incidence of an excluded pupil being in a public place without reasonably justification during the first 5 school days of an exclusion

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