Commenting on the news that staff are visiting Rhyl High School pupils' homes, shortening days and running a food bank to help get children back to lessons at one school, Vale of Clwyd MS, Gareth Davies said:
“There is a crisis in education at the moment and absenteeism is just another instance where the Labour Government are failing our pupils.
“The Labour Government must urgently review this and determine whether the methods outlined are viable options and whether they provide value for the Welsh taxpayer.
“Labour have continuously let our children down in Wales, they are the only Government in the UK that has cut the education budget in favour of their vanity projects such as £120 million on the Senedd expansion, Labour care more about more politicians in Cardiff Bay than our children’s future.”
Gareth went onto say:
“A day out of school is a day of opportunity lost and whilst it is important to explore options to help combat school absenteeism, I’m not convinced that cutting the school day is the right approach.
“That is why I have submitted a topical question to Labour’s Education Minister in the Senedd today, seeking urgent clarification on these plans, and to outline the concerns of parents and school children.”