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Children Missing Education.

Buxton Junior School monitors attendance through the daily register. If a child is absent we will contact parents/carers by telephone and text and also write to you. We will inform the Local Authority of pupils who do not attend school regularly.

The Department for Education Statutory Guidance Children Missing from Education September 2016 states:

1. All children, regardless of their circumstances, are entitled to an efficient, full time education which is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have. 

2. Children missing education are children of compulsory school age who are not registered pupils at a school and are not receiving suitable education otherwise than at a school. Children missing education are at significant risk of underachieving, being victims of harm, exploitation or radicalisation, and becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) later in life. 

3. Effective information sharing between parents, schools and local authorities is critical to ensuring that all children of compulsory school age are safe and receiving suitable education.

The guidance can be read in full on this page. Please see attachment.