Pupil Deletion from Roll

Ofsted and the Children's Commissioner for England have raised concerns about children being taken off roll and 'disappearing' from the authorities.   In the process of school inspections, data concerning children who have been removed from roll is studied and analysed.  Attendance, after all, is a safeguarding issue. 

Earlier this year, the Government announced their intention to update the regulations in relation to removal from roll.   This course aims to inform schools of their new legal responsibilities, ensuring that pupils are removed from roll safely and appropriately.

Edwina Langley holds the strategic lead on attendance in Birmingham and is the course facilitator for this session.

Course duration: half-day

Suitable for:  SLT, Attendance Managers and staff with lead responsibility for pupil attendance

This course aims to;

  • Outline the Regulations which govern deletion from roll.

  • Describe the specific circumstances where roll deletion can lawfully take place.

  • Clarify the school and Local Authority legal responsibilities regarding children who are 'missing' or go on unauthorised leave in term time.

  • Look at specific cases studies and good practice in relation to removal from roll.

What have previous participants said about this course?

  • Great afternoon with excellent advice, discussion and information.  Thanks Ed.
  • Excellent session!  Thanks for answering all my questions!
  • Thank you for such informative, helpful advice.  Very useful and has filled many gaps in knowledge.

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