Education Truancy detectives: schools hire ‘attendance ambassadors’ to doorknock parents of children who fail to turn up

22-03-2017


Under the proposals, the schools will hire two full-time “attendance ambassadors” responsible for following up cases of truancy, with the new enforcers given licence to visit the homes of parents whose children are suspected of truancy.


Sharon Parsons, leader of the Canvey Schools Partnership, said the new positions would reinforce the “value of attendance” in the minds of parents – some of whom can now expect a knock on the door should their child fail to be accounted for during registration.

“It’s not just about tackling truancy – it’s about attendance generally,” she added.

“Attendance is an issue at almost every school. You’re lucky if you’re a school without attendance issues.
Following this visit you will receive a warning card and be asked for reasons why your child is not at school and you will be encouraged to send them in at the earliest convenience.”​


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