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School attendance can be a big problem with older children at secondary school. Should all secondary school children be paid their Child Benefit for attending school, and be fined for truancy by not getting this ? See www.social-exclusion-housing.com
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School attendance can be a big problem with older children at secondary school. Should all secondary school children be paid their Child Benefit for attending school, and be fined for truancy by not getting this ? See www.social-exclusion-housing.com
That actually sounds like a good idea. I know some parents who have loads of kids and live off child benefit, but are not too bothered if their kids spend all day at school or in town.

If you can hit them where it hurts (the wallet), truancy will become a lot less common.
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If you can hit them where it hurts (the wallet), truancy will become a lot less common.
LOL thats very true, cos then they will start losing money and will be unable to go up town!!! What a clever idea, at last!!!!!!!! (me hate education system thingy)

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However..

Sometimes truancy can stem from a number of problems (ie bullying) which need to be sorted out with reasoning before issuing fines.
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not really a good idea if you think of the consequences.....


people buy esentials with the money such as bread milk and food.... if you give this to kids in poor backgrounds... they will spend it on drink/****/drugs.....consequence...no food.

whether they are in school or not then becomes an irrelevence.


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No, teachers shouldn't be so forceful when it comes to attendance.

I'm 19 now, but when I was at school, I remember wasting so much time doing nothing, when I could have been completing work in other subjects for closer deadlines.

There are good students out there who don't deserve to be penalised by a threatening, faceless and pointless system. They should be recognised and treated like adults. They should have freedom of choice and free-will - something they will certainly experience when they leave school.

You probably learn more at home or on the computer than you do at school.
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Kids attending secondary school now get nothing for doing so,
it would be more responsible and adult for them all to have a right to getting their Child Benefit for attending school - a fair days pay. For
poor children especially it could improve their attendance and much more. I believe that parents could handle this and should favour this.
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Kids attending secondary school now get nothing for doing so,
it would be more responsible and adult for them all to have a right to getting their Child Benefit for attending school - a fair days pay. For
poor children especially it could improve their attendance and much more. I believe that parents could handle this and should favour this.
I agree with the poor people bit.
However, when I go to college I will get something called Education Maintainence allowance. Going to secondary school is compulsary, but going to college is not, so you get paid for going there.
Hope that makes sense to someone.
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However, when I go to college I will get something called Education Maintainence allowance. .... you get paid for going there.
*Takes a giant step back*

WHAT? Getting paid for going to college ? Is this something that is going off in a pilot scheme where you are, I remember hearing that it was happening in Newcastle and people getting £50 a week or something.

The problem is Notts didn't employ it, and if they were it was only for lower earning families.

So I got no more money than my Child Maintainence entitled me to for attending 6th Form - and now that stops in the first week of September.
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*Takes a giant step back*

WHAT? Getting paid for going to college ? Is this something that is going off in a pilot scheme where you are, I remember hearing that it was happening in Newcastle and people getting £50 a week or something.
Yes, it's just a pilot scheme at the moment, and the most anyone can get a week is £40, but next september they are reducing it to £30. The amount you get depends on your parents annual income.
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The amount you get depends on your parents annual income.
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Wouldn't be entitled to anything anyway then, even though it'd just be my Dad's income taken into account - it's only his that's gone on the Finance Forms for Uni, and he's over the max fees threshold
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that is nuts!! u got payed to go to college!!

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that is nuts!! u got payed to go to college!!

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not been to college yet, but I will be doing, my brother got around £30 a week, so I may also get that.
Does anyone else get EMA or anything?
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I get £30 a week from the council for doing A levels... That's the lovely EMA.
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Yeah, I was also entitled to EMA.
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I get £30 a week from the council for doing A levels... That's the lovely EMA.
All secondary schooling including post-16 would come under my secondary scheme wage for all scheme, at a higher rate and without means-testing because that can worsen social exclusion for the poor.

The only means-testing done should be for income support and tax credits, and those on income support should get free Tv licenses and passports - as my site www.social-exclusion-housing.com ?
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All secondary schooling including post-16 would come under my secondary scheme wage for all scheme, at a higher rate and without means-testing because that can worsen social exclusion for the poor.

The only means-testing done should be for income support and tax credits, and those on income support should get free Tv licenses and passports - as my site www.social-exclusion-housing.com ?
Not post 16 because this is optional. If they can't be arsed turning up, don't bribe them, it's their future.

At my school's sixth form (of which I am not yet a student) they give some people a free bus pass so that it is cheaper to come to school. This saves people about £300 a year and is good because my school is near a deprived area and some of the more intelligent students from that area can come to our sixth form, which is much better than the one in their area and not have to worry about cost.

That said, the sixth form has a uniform which costs about £60.
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That said, the sixth form has a uniform which costs about £60.
Now that's unfortunate. Not the cost of the Uniform, thats pretty standard, but the fact there is a uniform in the first place.

Nasty.
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Now that's unfortunate. Not the cost of the Uniform, thats pretty standard, but the fact there is a uniform in the first place.

Nasty.
I have a Sixth Form uniform too but mine is fairly ugly and the sixths formers chose it.

Polo Top - Dog tooth black and white with sixth form logo. which is horrible.

Sweatshirt - Pretty Normal - Black with sixth form logo.

However, like most sixth formers I will not be seen dead in the Polo Top. So I will be wearing.

White Blouse - 2 From New Look and 1 From George at Adsa (only £4 at Asda!)

Sixth Form Tie - Tie (yuck!!!!). Black with the roman no. VI on it.

Trousers - Due to shortess, I buy short black trousers at either Dorthery Perkins or Adsa. I found a lovely pair at Adsa for £6 each (bargin!)

This year, because I found cheap but nice clothes...my uniform is coming to £65 quid (including shoes (£35) which my grandparents brought from Clarks) instead of the usual £80.
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I have a Sixth Form uniform too but mine is fairly ugly and the sixths formers chose it.

Polo Top - Dog tooth black and white with sixth form logo. which is horrible.

Sweatshirt - Pretty Normal - Black with sixth form logo.

However, like most sixth formers I will not be seen dead in the Polo Top. So I will be wearing.

White Blouse - 2 From New Look and 1 From George at Adsa (only £4 at Asda!)

Sixth Form Tie - Tie (yuck!!!!). Black with the roman no. VI on it.

Trousers - Due to shortess, I buy short black trousers at either Dorthery Perkins or Adsa. I found a lovely pair at Adsa for £6 each (bargin!)

This year, because I found cheap but nice clothes...my uniform is coming to £65 quid (including shoes (£35) which my grandparents brought from Clarks) instead of the usual £80.
Our sixth form has a proper uniform. Black blazer, black trousers, white shirt and black/red/strange yellow-goldy colour.
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