Headteacher’s joy at attendance rise

ipswich: Staff at a town academy are celebrating a successful start to the term, as new figures reveal that attendance rates have risen by four per cent.

During the first term under the banner of Ipswich Academy, the Lindbergh Road school has seen attendance figures rise from 89pc to 93pc.

Nancy Robinson, principal of the academy, told The Evening Star that she was delighted and encouraged by the statistics.

She said: “I am delighted that our attendance figures have increased by four per cent.

“Clearly it is important that students are in school to learn and it looks as if our new personalised curriculum is being very well received.

“We are all working very hard and we are delighted with our progress so far.”

From September, a host of changes and a whole raft of new initiatives were implemented including a new uniform, tutoring sessions and a new education model.

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Ms Robinson said that the weekly 20 minutes tutoring sessions had proved a great success.

She said the sessions allowed students to spend time individually with their tutors while also ensuring that “no student is left behind.”

n Are you excited by the changes being made at Ipswich Academy? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or send an e-mail to evening starletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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