Peterborough pupil Alex Gordon has been rewarded with Amazon vouchers by Cambridgeshire Country Council after completing over 2300 consecutive days without absence; the entirety of his school career. It is a wonderful achievement and he should be commended for this. The financial gesture from the Local Authority has prompted some, however, to question if paying students to turn up should be back on the agenda!

I spoke to BBC Radio’s Paul Stainton this morning on “The Bigger Breakfast” and this is what I had to say:



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