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Code for absence child with permanence license

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MyDcAreMarvel Tue 08-May-18 22:46:56

An agency has applied for a performance license from the LEA. Is there a code in the register so this is not classed as an unauthorised absence. If so what is it? Are schools likely to refuse time of school?

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MyDcAreMarvel Tue 08-May-18 22:47:07

*off

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MyDcAreMarvel Tue 08-May-18 22:49:10

*sirry in behalf of my dd.

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EvilTwins Tue 08-May-18 23:22:07

How old is DD?

The school has to write a letter to agree to the absence before the license is granted. It will then go down as an authorised absence.

There are strict rules about how much performing under 16s can do within any school year, so assuming that DD has not done this before there shouldn't be an issue. It depends on what year she's in - obviously if she's Year 11 and the performance is during GCSEs it's unlikely to be allowed.

Haskell Tue 08-May-18 23:33:16

Assuming it's approved, it would be 'P', probably. That's what is used for sports participation.

Noeuf Wed 09-May-18 07:04:21

Yeah the school authorise it and it goes down as a code (no idea which one , don't care). The absence stuff on www.gov.uk mentions child performers specifically as authorised.

Never had it refused but I do worry!

MyDcAreMarvel Wed 09-May-18 10:12:48

Dd is 7 and has never had time off before for performances. Attendance 98% I think. Can the school refuse to give permission? New head refused permission for my disabled dc to have time off for a holiday, that had to be during term time, when it was granted annually by the previous head up to 2016.

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Noeuf Wed 09-May-18 18:32:46

They can - it's a bit nail biting sending the request in and then waiting as it's often last minute.

I think it's unlikely - maybe if poor attendance or performance?

MyDcAreMarvel Thu 10-May-18 14:05:47

Dd attendance is good and she is in the school “ gifted and talented” program , the head is incredibly legalistic though.

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Noeuf Thu 10-May-18 17:30:56

Cant see why they won't authorise tbh. Doesn't impact on their attendance figures and it's a bit of kudos for the school.

SuburbanRhonda Thu 10-May-18 18:01:03

the head is incredibly legalistic though.

It’s the government putting pressure on local authorities’ education welfare services, who in turn pass that pressure on to schools.

I manage attendance in a small primary and we are currently under scrutiny because our persistent attendance is so high. If we don’t show what we’re doing to improve it, we could have Ofsted back in.

Just to let you know how the process works.

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