View Absences And Enter A Carer Note


The school expects students to attend school on all school days.  It is the responsibility of parents/carers to send students to school.  The school is required by the Education Reform Act 1990 to monitor the daily attendance or absence of students in the school by maintaining a daily register for each class of students.

When students sign-in late, sign-out early or for when they have been absent for a full day, the school requires the absence reason to be verified by the parent.  Verification could be in the form of a Doctor’s Certificate,  an email or a signed note from a parent. Parents have seven days to explain their child’s absence or the absence is recorded as an unjustified reason.

If a written note or email is obtained from a parent, the staff will update Edumate.  But an alternative is for parents to update Edumate themselves via the Carer Portal.  The advantage of this is that the parents themselves can enter details against the recorded absence straight away, anywhere, anytime.

1. Parents Log Into Edumate and Open the Carer Portal Tab

Parents Log Into Edumate and Open the Carer Portal Tab

2. If More Than One Child, Click on a Child’s Name

If More Than One Child, Click on a Child's Name

3. Click on the Icon to View Attendance Details

Click on the Icon to View Attendance Details

Attendance statuses for each period in a day are displayed for the selected student.  The legend at the bottom of the screen provides the meanings of the icons.

Click your browser’s BACK button to return to the Carer Portal.

4. Scroll Down the Carer Portal to Find the ‘Recent Absences’ Portlet

Scroll Down the Carer Portal to Find the 'Recent Absences' Portlet

5. Absences Without a Verified Reason Are Labelled ‘Click to enter’

Click on the ‘Click to enter’ link to open a small window where a Carer Note can be entered.

In the ‘Details’ Field Type In A Note and Click ‘Save and Exit’

A confirmation window will appear.  Just click on OK.

Refresh the Screen to See the Updated Verification Value

If required (as in the example), admin staff can liaise directly with parents for written confirmation.

Refresh the Screen to See the Updated Verification Value