In Sefton, 2,000 primary school pupils out of 19,075 missed at least one half day last year; in Wirral, out of 22,823 students, 2,239 played truant
; in Knowsley, 2,576 pupils out of 12,413 played truant
and, in St Helens, 1,568 youngsters played truant
out of a total of 13,107.
The ECHO revealed last month how one in every nine primary schoolchildren in Liverpool truanted
from school during last year.
students are those truant
for at least five school days during a school year.
It meant 3000 more kids played truant
than in the previous year A hard core of persistent truants
were to blame for most of the figures.
But more than 1,000 pupils in these schools were truant
for the equivalent of half a term every year.
Now the city council is considering prosecuting her mother Susan for letting her play truant
Education Secretary Estelle Morris last week announced a pounds 66 million blitz on truants
The follow-up survey on truant
students was the first of its kind by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Parents of persistent truants
could soon face jail.
A 19th-century reform school superintendent who tabulated the bad habits of the young men placed in his charge noted that being truant
was second only to lying as a recurring behavioral trait of the young men sentenced to the reformatory.(2)
draws on police, court, and guild records, as well as narratives written by compagnons themselves, to analyze the layers of meaning in their symbols, rituals, and associational structures.
The charity also found that 30 per cent skipped school because they were being bullied, 46 per cent had been encouraged to play truant
by friends and 26 per cent missed school because they were looking after a relative.
Despite getting into trouble with truancy officers and the police, Becky continued to play truant
for about 18 months.
In Sefton, which holds regular sweeps, 36 children were stopped and 23 had no valid reason for being off, while in Knowsley, 124 children were found playing truant
and of these, 122 had no valid reason
The report found that children who are expelled or truant
are more likely to become criminals in later life.