Agenda item

Wirral Attendance Service


The Wirral Attendance Manager introduced the report of the Director of Children, Families and Education. The report provided members of the Committee with an overview of School Attendance within Wirral. It was accepted that consistently high school attendance gave children and young people the best opportunity to learn and achieve their potential.


Members recognised the increase in absences due to family holidays during term time. Officers informed members that school are being supported to challenge parents who report frequent absences.


On a motion by Councillor Chris Carubia, seconded by Councillor Louise Luxon-Kewly, it was


Resolved – That


1. The Committee exercise oversight of the development of the Wirral Attendance Service and agreed to receive a further finding report from the Attendance Service.

2. The Committee exercised oversight of Wirral’s school attendance performance.

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