The general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has said that parents should take responsibility for getting their child to school.
Brian Lightman said:
School leaders and teachers do all they can for children, but they need them there to be able to do so.
Parents have got a responsibility. If they really cannot get a child to go to school they should seek help, schools and local authorities can offer help.
To be defeatist and say 'I can't make the child attend, or behave' is unacceptable and damaging for the life chances of that child.
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