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