This guide shows you how to record and report on COVID-19 related non-attendance for the 2020-21 Academic Year in Bromcom.
It should be read alongside the DfE guidance on managing and reporting on attendance in relation to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Attendance Codes for the 2020-21 Academic Year
The Government has updated the Regulations on recording attendance to ensure schools identify those ‘not attending in circumstances related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).’
COVID-19 Attendance Codes in Bromcom
To support you to identify non-attendance resulting from COVID-19, or potential contact with a confirmed case, Bromcom has added new attendance codes to the MIS.
We have also removed previous COVID-19 attendance codes for 2019-20, explained here.
Table 1: Bromcom COVID-19 attendance codes for 2020-21
|Code||Export Mark (mapped to)||Mark Meaning||Mark Description|
|7||X||C||Not yet available. From W/C 12.10.20 this will be changed to indicate: Pupils remaining at home due to potential contact with a case of coronavirus (COVID-19) from outside your educational setting, including self-isolation|
|8||X||C||Pupil – self isolating. From W/C 12.10.20 this will be changed to indicate: Pupils you have requested to self-isolate due to potential contact with a case of coronavirus (COVID-19) inside your educational setting|
|9||X||C||Pupil – Suspected Case of COVID-19|
|0||I||A||Pupil – Confirmed Case of COVID-19|
Viewing and Editing the Attendance Codes
You can view and edit the codes from the Attendance Codes page, which you can navigate to from the Global Search Menu.
Select the 2020-21 Academic Year to see the new codes
Reporting on the New Codes
To see totals for each category you can use the COVID-19 Dashboard, which you can navigate to from the Homepage.
You will see the new totals at the bottom of the list.