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Absence codes

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blueicecube Thu 02-Jan-14 20:27:16

Any idea why a school would use an incorrect absence code?

I have noticed that some sickness has been recorded as authorised absence instead of illness and am not sure why hmm

DoctorDonnaNoble Thu 02-Jan-14 20:29:54

Can happen when the register is entered before the information about sickness gets to the right people. When we had paper registers I could leave a student blank for a bit. Electronic registers automatically give unauthorised absence. It can sometimes take a little time to get them changed. If you've spotted a mistake raise it. The school will thank you. We are judged on absence rates.

blueicecube Thu 02-Jan-14 20:34:58

Thanks - is it better for the school to have illness recorded rather than authorised absence then? Don't all absences count on the records?

DoctorDonnaNoble Thu 02-Jan-14 20:36:53

Better to have illness yes.

blueicecube Thu 02-Jan-14 20:38:24

Hmm - school seem to have made a few errors. They have also used a code 'B' which I think means educated elsewhere when it wasn't the case either.

ChancetoDance Thu 02-Jan-14 20:46:20

IME it's most likely to be "just" a mistake. Either the person taking the register wasn't sure which code to use and guessed or they hit the wrong key.

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