Independent is reporting that parents are pulling children out of class over coronavirus fears despite official advice, school leaders warn.
Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), has suggested UK schools should not be held accountable for their attendance figures amid pupil absences.
His comments come after the government said it would not move to close schools yet as the evidence for its effectiveness is lacking, though this will be kept under review.
Mr Barton added: “Holding schools accountable for attendance in the way you might have done in the past nationally is probably not a good thing to do.”
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