Why '100% Attendance Awards' at School Don't Work

Sandi Mann | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sandi Mann

100% Attendance Awards are growing in popularity with most UK primary and secondary schools now using them to encourage better attendance and less truanting by pupils. The real problem with 100% Attendance Schemes, however, is that they don't work.

What Does Taking A Gap Year Say About You?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students who take gap years are more likely to smoke weed, "engage in risky behaviour" and earn less than those who go to university immediately after...

Collaboration is Key in Reaching Troubled Families Targets

Helen Dent | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Dent

The troubled families programme is a major government initiative and one of its most prominent aims is to tackle problems with truancy and exclusion children of troubled families often have.

Police 'Herding Truants Out Of Bed' Under Local Scheme

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Police in Wiltshire are cracking down on truants by herding them out of bed and driving them to school in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour. Th...

Parents Of Children Who Miss School 'Should Have Their Benefits Docked'

PA | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Fines for parents who do not ensure their children attend school should be increased, with the money taken automatically from their child benefit if t...

62,000 Pupils Skipping Classes Each DAY As Truancy Rates Rise

PA | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Rising numbers of pupils are skipping school without permission, official figures showed today. Statistics published by the Department for Educatio...

Term Time School Holidays 'To Be Banned'

PA | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Education Secretary Michael Gove is to crack down on parents who take children out of school to go on holiday. Headteachers will lose the ability t...

Introducing...The Truant Bus

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A school has introduced a new way of getting truanting pupils to class - picking them up in the school bus. Harris Academy Merton, in Surrey, has ...

More Than A Million Pupils Playing Truant Weekly, Figures Reveal

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Persistant truancy in English state schools has increased by two per cent this year, figures published on Wednesday reveal. Truancy has reached th...

Lucy Sherriff

Schools Are Excluding Pupils Illegally, Says CSJ Report | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are failing to comply with their child protection duties by unofficially and illegally excluding "difficult children", a think tank has warned...

Children As Young As Seven 'Bringing Knives To School'

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Seven-year-olds are bringing knives and other weapons into school, research has revealed. The study conducted by the Centre for Social Justice (CS...