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Local students receive attendance award

Local pupils at Whipton Barton Junior School, in Exeter, have won an award for their outstanding attendance record. The award, which is sponsored by Hays Education, the leading recruiting expert, was given to class 4Mi on the on 26th March 2010, during the school's final celebratory assembly of the half term.

Rebecca Thomas, Business Manager at Hays Education, says: "We are proud to partner with Whipton Barton Junior School to sponsor this award. It is a fantastic opportunity to help motivate students and reward outstanding commitment. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the school in the future. Our congratulations go out to class 4Mi."

Mrs Sandra Leggett, Head Teacher at Whipton Barton Junior School, comments: "All the children have been working very hard to improve their attendance and had a target of 95% for the year. We are thrilled that the first class award goes to 4Mi as they exceeded this goal and managed to gain 97.4% attendance."

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Hays Education is part of Hays plc (the "Group") the leading global specialist recruiting group. It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK and Australia and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. It operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.

The Group employs over 6,700 staff operating from 345 offices in 28 countries across 17 specialisms.

For the year ended 30 June 2009:

  • the Group had revenues of £2.4 billion, net fees of £670.8 million and operating profit of £158.0 million;
  • the Group placed around 50,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 300,000 people into temporary assignments;
  • the temporary placement business represented 56% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 44% of net fees;
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Alexandra Tucker
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