This article will explain how to record day attendance. Before reading this article you must ensure that the initial setup is complete and that students have daily records set. Please refer to the Configuring The Student Daily Tab and Day Attendance Initial Setup articles.
Recording Day Attendance
First, go to Timetabling > Day Attendance and there will be multiple options on the left hand side which you can use to filter the students shown in the main panel.
Tip If the student is not showing when they should be, then check their daily tab to ensure their daily record(s) are configured properly. Common issues to check are if the effective date, the correct days and site(s) are selected.
Assuming the correct students are showing, you will have the following field options.
|AM||This will show any statuses configured for Day Attendance and AM|
|PM||This will show any statuses configured for Day Attendance and PM|
|Present||This is a non editable checkbox which shows as ticked if the status is configured as present|
|Notes||This field allows you to enter notes for AM or PM statuses|
|Overnight||This will show any statuses configured for Day Attendance and Overnight|
|Overnight Notes||This field allows you to enter notes for the Overnight status|
|Timetabled||This field will show the start and end time of all sessions for the day|
|Lunch **||Choose if the Student is having lunch or not|
After selecting the required statuses for each student, confirm the changes by clicking on the Save Changes button. Any changes made by the user will then display in a final confirmation window before clicking on the final Confirm Save button.
** The Lunch column is hidden by default, and can be enabled in the Settings option under the File menu. The options in the dropdown are configured in Standard Values under the Learner Values panel.
IMPORTANT After making a change to an existing attendance status set, an entry in the Attendance Tracking screen will be made automatically in order to update the reason why this was changed, and you will be prompted to include a note alongside the . This is following new DfE guidance to ensure any attendance mark changes are recorded. Any time that an attendance tracking record is created, a comment icon will appear next to the notes section for that learner on the Day Attendance screen.
There multiple options available under the file menu.
Tip You can use the Record attendance between dates option bulk set attendance between two dates for a student. This option could be useful when setting the same status for a large number of students between some dates and not just the date displayed.
This option allows you to configure the day attendance for additional features:
Overnight mode - This option will show the overnight status and notes.
|Set all unset values||This option allows you to bulk set all statuses and or notes which are not set for the students in the main panel. A confirmation panel will show what has been marked to update before proceeding|
|Record attendance between dates||This option allows you to bulk set all statuses and or notes within a date range for the student(s) selected|
|Audit Log||This option allows you view audit log information from the last 30 days|
|Choose student(s)||This option allows you to filter for specific students in the main panel|
|Add Reward||This option brings up a window where you can then add rewards to a Learner, as configured in Standard Values. Any entries made here will appear on the Learner Rewards page|
After recording the day attendances, you will be able to report on the data. Please see the table below for details on each report.
Tip Before running the reports please ensure you have saved any changes made to the day attendance
|Print Attendance||This report will print out the current attendance on display in PDF format|
This report will print out attendances for the date range selected in PDF format.
Print - Will include all information on the same page
Print Daily - Will include each date on a new page
|Summary Attendance Report|
This report will provide a day attendance summary for the the students selected in PDF or Excel formats.
You can select the date range and holiday set for the report.
The summary will include totals and percentages for attendances Not Set, Not Present and Present.
|Summary Attendance Report Student List|
This report will be in a Word format and provide a list of detailed summary attendance by student. You can select students and date range.
It will include attendances details for the total present, authorised and unauthorised absent, possible attendance and percentage rates.
|Summary Attendance Report (Students with Social Worker)||This report will be in PDF format and provide the same information as above but, will only include students which has a social worker set|
|Print Daily Attendance Report||This report will provide the day attendance AM and PM statuses and notes for the students on display for the date selected in PDF format|
|Print Missing Attendance|
This report will display any missing attendance for the students on display using the date range and holiday set filtered by tutors in PDF format.
There are 3 options you can tick:
Show None Outstanding - The report will not include dates which are not missing attendances.
Show By Building - This will display the missing attendances by building instead of tutors.
Include Weekend - This will include attendances on weekends
|Print Attendance By Date|
This report will print out a date range of set attendances in date order. It won't include any attendances which are not set.
This report is also available in PDF and Export formats
|Print Absence Attendance By Date||This report will print out any students which have an non present attendance status by date in PDF format|
|Print Detailed Attendance By Student|
This report will provide detailed attendances per student. You will be able to select date ranges, holiday set and students.
The report will the show attendances by student for each day in a week by week format. It will also provide absent attendances and attendance totals in a table and pie chart.
The option for Include Historical will add historical attendances in a grey background.
This report is available in Word, PDF and Excel formats
|Print Summary Attendance By Student|
This report will print out a monthly summary attendance by student in PDF format.
The report will include authorised absence, late, not present, present and overall percentage
|Export Attendance Analysis|
This report will provide an attendance analysis by student in Excel format.
The report will include totals for the attended and possible attendances. It will also provide an analysis on the student daily hours calculated from the day hours set in the daily record and contract hours field set in the daily tab
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