Seaford head warns parents over sickness

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A Seaford headteacher has written to parents to tell them they should only keep their children off school because of “serious illness”.

Seaford Head School is attempting to increase its attendance rate of 94 per cent to 96 per cent, but some parents have said they do not need teachers to tell them how to react when their children are ill.

Head teacher Lynton Golds said the school was not trying to dictate to parents.

East Sussex County Council Liberal Democrat member Carolyn Lambert said parents should welcome the school’s guidance.