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Shadow Education Secretary Bridget Phillipson stated it was a “mark of disrespect” to overlook class for no good cause because it harms the training of pupils.

She insisted that oldsters have to be fined if kids skip college.

Ms Phillipson stated: “Cheaper holidays, birthday treats, not fancying it today – these are no excuses for missing school. Penalties must be part of the system, but they cannot be the answer alone.

“Absences…make it harder for other parents, for every teacher, to hold the line. Every day matters.”

She confirmed that Labour would proceed to fantastic mother and father to deal with absences, however added the difficulty “goes beyond that” and is about “working together” to enhance attendance.

She stated a brand new system much like the NHS quantity can be launched to carry kids’s data throughout companies reminiscent of social care and training.

Labour would introduce a nationwide register of youngsters who usually are not at school and use know-how to identify developments to enhance coordination between training and social care.

This week Education Secretary Gillian Keegan stated that coping with pupil non-attendance was her “priority” because the Department for Education launched a drive to deal with persistent absence.