Wednesday, 28 January 2009
I started the day being interviewed for Look North...
Look North wanted to know why we had two secondary schools in Leeds in the worst ten in the country for absence. I explained that we needed to put this in context. Overall attendance in secondary schools in Leeds increased last year by 0.71% to 91.64%; the highest it has ever been and the biggest increase we have ever seen. Unauthorised absence was 2.32% and we have seen a 10% improvement in the attendance of our persistently absent young people!
Clearly at Primrose High School and City of Leeds School we have two schools in the worst ten for attendance in the country and we must do better... whatever it takes!