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School absences: Boost sport to get pupils back in class says report

Education / Sun 7th Jan 2024 at 09:19am

MORE sport in school and investment in youth clubs are needed to tackle the number of children regularly missing class, according to a new report reports the BBC.

More than one in five children in England are persistently absent from school.

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) report says some parents think children do not need to be in school full-time.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-67893387

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2 Comments for School absences: Boost sport to get pupils back in class says report:

Nostradamus
2024-01-07 10:38:22

Didn't need a report: it's been stark staringly obvious for decades: ask any teacher or youth worker. Schools have been progressively been turned into competitive exam factories since 1980. It was made obvious by COVID that government regards schools as mass child minding centres. Education is more than passing exams; exams that are structured to assess what is easy and relatively cheaply to assess. Students vote with their feet.

Luke Burton
2024-01-07 15:50:46

It's not just more hours doing PE. Many children despise PE because it is not taught properly. PE teachers need to help children *enjoy* sport and exercise so they can sustain it outside of school too.

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