Tuesday, 30 November 2010


My colleague Jancis Andrew who heads up our Attendance Strategy Team sent me this bit of good news...

"Dear Chris, Only seven of our high schools have not reduced their number of PA pupils. In the whole of the city there were 632 fewer young people who were persistently absent in Half Term 1 this year when compared to last year. Many schools go on to improve their performance across the year and we only need 73 more young people to stop being PA to achieve the 5% reduction as a city and achieve the goal we have been working towards! This would be BRILLIANT news for Leeds!  This is a really positive start to the year! Thanks. Regards, Jancis."
We all know the consequences of poor attendance and it is great to see all the hard work paying off with another 632 young people being better engaged in learning. Congratulations to all the schools and to Jancis and her team. More to do, but a great start to the year.

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