Closed petition Ban primary schools from offering attendance awards

Ban attendance awards of all forms, including class and individual ones.

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Awarding children for being well is confusing; Why reward luck?

These awards target parental decisions; primary pupils have little input.

I believe that it’s detrimental to society to encourage people to infect others by leaving home when unwell.

I believe that awards for attendance are unfair. They penalise students who have been ill through no fault of their own. Why punish that?

I believe that they discourage schools from implementing tailored and effective support, replacing that with awards instead.

They could detrimentally impact SEND and disabled pupils (likely to have lower attendance) which I believe is discrimination against a protected group under the Equality Act.

Finally, some research suggests that attendance awards are counter-productive!

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