No need to turn up at 24-hour school

Telegraph (UK) 25 Sep 06
A school with one of the country’s worst truancy records is to offer 24-hour teaching, allowing pupils to choose when – or indeed whether – they attend. Classrooms at Bridgemary Community Sports College, Gosport, Hants, will be open from 7am until 10pm and the 1,000-pupil comprehensive will provide online teaching throughout the night.Cheryl Heron, the head teacher, said  “Why must teaching only be conducted in a classroom? It is possible to teach a child without him or her ever regularly setting foot inside a school. “We are talking about schools changing to meet the needs of children rather than requiring children to fit in with the conventional school year, which dates back to agrarian times.