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Page last updated: 17/02/2020

All children, regardless of their circumstances, are entitled to a full time education which is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have.
Essex County Council defines any child not regularly attending school or accessing appropriate full-time provision in another setting as being missing from education. Children missing education (CME) are at significant risk of underachieving, being victims of abuse, and becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) later on in life.
The Education Access Team is committed to working in partnership with schools and other providers to ensure that all children have a full offer of education and attend.  However, we will also hold schools and other providers to account and challenge where our expectations regarding provision are not met. 
We ask that you continue to alert The Education Access Team where there are concerns regarding high numbers of pupils with reduced provision or for those pupils who receive the least amount of education. We will endeavour to support and assist you in ensuring that robust plans are in place to increase provision.
Should you wish to notify The Education Access Team of a child who is not receiving their full educational offer, please complete the exception form below and email to:

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