Saturday, September 30, 2023

Gateway Academy: Nurturing the refusers

LATE last year, the Gateway Academy was praised by a judge for the school’s professional and dedicated “Truancy and refuser” service.

The judge’s words were echoed by a parent who had seen their child’s attendance rate rise from 10% at primary school to 90% at the Gateway.

YourThurrock went down to the Marshfoot Road school to interview team leader Gill Hayes and find out a little more about the system.


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