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"My dad is a letcherer in a college."

Extract from a display of creative writing on "Our families"in a Year 2 classroom.

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Fines imposed for truancy in England between August 2005 and December 2005.Source: DfES

"We need big bells to protect us from the burgers."

A reception child on the new alarm system a school installed after it was targeted by laptop thieves.

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Fines imposed for truancy in England between September 2006 and December 2006.Source: DfES

"Can I urge you to look at Mr Crawford's fine erection in the hall?"

In assembly, a head invites pupils to look at a visiting artist's sculpture.

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