Recording Attendance from 1st September 2020

UPDATE 22/09/2020

We have updated the SIMS Report to cover a number of different scenarios that apply in schools. When updating the report please make sure you modify the report to include the Social worker field as described in the user guide

The latest versions of the user guide can be download here and the report definition here.

UPDATE 10/09/2020

Due to clarification from DfE we have updated the SIMS Report.

Original Article 07/09/2020

On the 1st September 2020 the DfE updated their guidelines for recording and reporting attendance in relation to the coronavirus and covid 19. The full guidance can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-attendance/addendum-recording-attendance-in-relation-to-coronavirus-covid-19-during-the-2020-to-2021-academic-year

To support school with the requirement to report back to DfE we have created a SIMS report and user guide which will calculate the student based figures DfE are requesting.

If DfE update their guidance in the future we will post updates on this page.

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