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Sketty school celebrates success of data strategy to combat truancy
Apr 1 2009, 10:49 AM
Bishop Gore School in Sketty is celebrating the success of a data strategy introduced to combat truancy.
An awards ceremony will take place at the school tomorrow (April 2nd) to recognise ten students who have an excellent attendance record, reports publictechnology.net.
The initiative, which involved sending out text or e-mail alerts in the first instance to parents of children who have not turned up to school, has increased staff efficiency and improved best practice in tackling the problem.
Government officials have set their sights on a target to ensure not one local authority exceeds a persistent absentee maximum of 5% among secondary school pupils.
Ryan Davies, Headteacher at Bishop Gore School, told the news provider: "Truancy Call is so effective because it's immediate. It has freed up time for the attendance officer who no longer has to be on the phone all the time and it has made a real difference to our unauthorised absence which has decreased rapidly."
Bishop Gore school launched a new, improved website last month (March 23rd).
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