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Not attending school

Your child may not be attending school for a period of time due to a variety of reasons.

These reasons can include:


Your child might not be able to attend school because of a health issue. Your child's school may ask for out of school tuition so that your child can continue their education while they are unable to attend school.

The out of school tuition service (opens in a new window) works with individual children and young people of compulsory school age. Your child's school still has responsibility for your child's education.

Exclusion from school

Your child might not be attending school because they have been permanently excluded.

If your child has been permanently excluded from school it can be a distressing or confusing time for a parent, carer and the child.

The local authority's integration pathways team works to re-integrate excluded pupils and to find the best possible education for pupils who are unable to attend school as a result of their behaviour. The team, in partnership with other services, will support your child during this time, until their needs have been assessed thoroughly and a school found which will best meet their needs.

Integration Pathways Team (IPT)

The Integration Pathways Team (opens in a new window) will support your child if they have been permanently excluded from school. We can also help if you are a newcomer to Derbyshire and your child has problems with their behaviour. The team is made up of people from different professions who will help your child. We will ensure that your child carries on with their education while they are out of school and we will continue to support them until they are settled in a new school.