Configuration 1) Prevent teaching group attendance from overwriting an AM/PM register, if the AM/PM register has already been taken.
e.g. A student comes to reception at start of day to state that they are in school but for whatever reason, won't be attending the first three lessons - preparation for Orals etc. The school Administration person marks them as Present for the AM roll call. Then the teacher who is teaching that student for the first lesson (quite rightly) marks the students as Absent for their lesson. If the tick-box - "Prevent teaching group attendance from overwriting an AM/PM register, if the AM/PM register has already been taken" is ticked in Settings > System Settings , it will be the Admin person's recording that will prevail.
Configuration 2) Allow the application of Class Group Attendance Codes to Teaching Groups.
This allows you to record the attendance using Classes -> Attendance and the AM/PM marks recorded for the students in those base class will copy through to their Teaching groups.
- Marking a student present for the AM via Class screen would also mark all teaching groups from the AM to PM as present.
- Marking them present for PM via Classes screen would mark them present for all teaching groups from PM until the end of the day