How does a school go from having one of the worst truancy records in the country to having one of the best attendance records?
“No nonsense and no excuses.”
That’s the message that you keep hearing from staff at Co-op Academy Manchester.
There is also a very direct approach from the school’s attendance team.
Even if a parent rings to say their child is poorly, there could still be a knock on the door to check out the story.
Jenny Robey, the school’s attendance manager, says she might be halfway up the stairs of a house where a child is supposedly off sick when the parent will admit that “she’s really in Tenerife”. Read More.