truant


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play truant

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to fail to attend on purpose

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one who is absent from school without permission

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someone who shirks duty

absent without permission

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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.
Habitually truant 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)
Cynthia Truant 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.