Committed to the education of Gypsy, Roma and Travellers of Irish Heritage, Fairground, Circus, New and Bargee children and young people



SATS Guidance from DfE for children not at base school

Added: May 8, 2013 | General News

The pupil should have been registered at the home school during the pupil registration window and will appear on the attendance register at this school. The home school should mark the child as absent on the attendance register and then provide an absent code for the child’s TA submission. If...

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Fair Access Protocols

Added: March 26, 2013 | General News

This is advice from the Department for Education. The advice is non-statutory. It sets out principles to ensure that children without a school place are found one as quickly as possible by clarifying expectations on local authorities and schools and ensuring that, when necessary, disputes about individual cases are escalated...

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Advice on School Attendance

Added: March 25, 2013 | General News

Advice from DfE on on using pupil registers and attendance codes, and setting the school day and year. Applies to England.

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Opposing the Repeal of Section 444(6) EA 1996

Added: February 12, 2013 | NATT+ News

NATT+ Response

NATT+ is responding on behalf of its members to strongly oppose the repeal of section 444(6) EA 1996.

Having sought the views of community members represented at the NATT+ annual Education Liaison Officer meeting in Wolverhampton on February 2nd by the Showman’s Guild, Circus Parents Association and Association...

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In Year Admissions

Added: December 20, 2012 | NATT+ Responses

At our last meeting with the Department in November 2012 we asked the questions below:

  • how is DfE Admissions policy dealing with the problem of GRT children entering schools, in particular at – early years, year 7 and post 16 education?
  • how is DfE Admissions ensuring that travelling children...

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