Parents angry at school ‘red cards’ for children’s absence record

Parents have attacked a school over its “shaming” tactic of giving pupils red cards if their attendance is poor, The Telegraph is reporting.

Riverside Community Primary School in Plymouth, Devon, introduced A4-sized notices to help parents “understand their child’s attendance level” and “encourage good habits”.

However, parents have reacted furiously to the policy and accused staff of “shaming” the pupils over time missed in the classroom.

A mother, whose daughter was issued with a red card, said: “My daughter had a red one because her absence had been lower than 90 per cent.”

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