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DfE attendance codes update

May 2nd 2024

Over the last few months, Community Brands UK has been working closely with the Department for Education as part of a steering group reviewing attendance codes. The government has created a plan with a series of reforms to improve attendance following the pandemic, which has seen a worldwide rise in absence and persistent absence.

The new guidance on attendance codes can be found here.

In this set of guidance, you will see that there are an expanded set of absence codes. Where a Community Brands UK partner collects or uses attendance code data, we will be in touch over the next few months to explain how the collection of this data will change, and whether there is anything further you need to action.

 We are currently working with the MIS providers to ensure a consistent approach to the new attendance code data collection and will share more information shortly.

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We’d love to chat about your goals and how we can support you.