Fri 21 September 2007, The Independent

Truancy rise blamed on 'boring and irrelevant' lessons

By Richard Garner
Boring lessons are to blame for an increase in truancy rates, school inspectors warn today. National rates of truancy have risen for three years in a row ? even though total absences from school, including those authorised by headteachers, have been pegged, says a report by Ofsted, the education standards watchdog.
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