Guide for schools, academies, MATs

This booklet has been produced to help schools, academies, MATs, governing bodies, executive boards, and practitioners understand the full powers available to secure regular and punctual attendance.

Content:

  • School Attendance Order (SAO)
  • Education Supervision Orders (ESO)
  • Failure to ensure regular attendance – section 444(1)
  • Failure to ensure regular attendance – section 444(1A)
  • Failure to ensure regular attendance – section 444(ZA)
  • Penalty Notices for unauthorised absences – section 23(1)
  • Parenting Contracts
  • Parenting Orders
  • Prosecution process
  • Sentencing available to the court
  • School attendance and the coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Emotionally Based School Avoidance
  • Procedures for non-attendance
  • Section 9, Witness Statement
  • Sample Witness Statement
  • Checklist for casework prior to requesting legal intervention
  • Associated Regulations and Acts of Law

Legal Powers to Secure Regular Attendance

Available to purchase (printed copy)