school absence

A survey, commissioned by the National Citizen Service has revealed that 61% of teachers questioned agreed that pupils should be allowed an “explained absence” to take part in a social activism activity and attend protests or marches. 

The National Citizen Service poll found that 8% of teachers polled relayed that 10 or more pupils at their school had missed lessons in 2018/2019 to take part in protests, such as those on climate change. 

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