News from East Sussex County Council
Attention all parents! Your views are needed on school attendance as East Sussex County Council continues its improvement drive.
The Council has set up a web site questionnaire as part of a best value review of attendance in schools in East Sussex. It is available until the end of December at: www.eastsussexcc.gov.uk/edu/attendance/main.htm
Improving school attendance levels right across the county is the aim of the review and all comments made will be taken on board and used to help make recommendations at the end of the process.
Councillor David Tutt, Chairman of the Audit and Best Value Scrutiny Committee, said: "As parents and guardians are a key influence on children attending school, their views are extremely valuable. I hope they will log on to our web site and fill out the questionnaire and help us with this review. And remember the Internet is available free to use in our main libraries."
The questionnaire comes hot on the heels of a year-long drive by the County Council to improve attendance and reduce truancy. The attendance campaign included postcards to parents about term-time holidays and posters, leaflets and bus back and radio adverts about truancy.
Councillor Rupert Simmons, Lead Cabinet Member for Education, said: "I welcome this review and would urge parents to give their views."
"Recent information from the DfES showed that school attendance in East Sussex is improving. We believe the figures have been helped by our campaign and the co-operation of schools and parents across the county."