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Discussion in 'Early Years' started by nessyville, May 12, 2019.

  1. nessyville

    nessyville New commenter

    Hi all,
    I'm brand new to this forum but I'm seeking guidance on the end of EYFS data exemptions. There is a key phrase about exempting children from the data which says;

    " has not been assessed due to long periods of absence, such as illnesses."

    We have a few children this year, some of a traveller ethnicity and others whose parents are under the watchful eye of social services and at times, the children have been unable to school. How low do you think their attendance has to be to be exempt? Some are as low as 50%, will this count? I have never done this before in 11 years however I think it is necessary this year.
    Can anyone help?
    Thank you
  2. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Lead commenter

    Thus really refers to long term absences rather than sporadic but frequent. Eg a child missing the past 6 months due to illness. If your submission contains lots of A, your LA should come back to you and query it. Why don't you call your LA lead moderator for advice?
    I don't think 50% attendance is an A but take advice.
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  3. nessyville

    nessyville New commenter


    Thank you for your reply. I will give them a call, just to ensure that I make the correct choice. It never occurred to me before to do this as I've never had a child with such poor attendance!

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