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Attendance awards - the dangers.

Attendance awards - the dangers.

The correlation between high school attendance and academic achievement is clearly evidenced. In simple terms, if we can get our students into school then they are more likely to achieve; it’s certainly not rocket science.

However, across the country many schools are turning into battlegrounds as school leaders continually fight to improve attendance.

Relentless government pressure to reduce persistent absence rates has led to many schools becoming militant in approach, with prosecution seeming to become the go to approach – a development which in some areas has further disenfranchised large numbers of students and their families.

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