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School Attendance - Support and Advice

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We understand that sometimes getting your children up and out on time every morning can be difficult, particularly if your child does not want to go to school for some reason. However it is in their best interest to attend school and every day matters. Here are some ways you can help get them out of the house and to school on time.
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What can I do to make sure my child attends school?

  • Make sure you know the school's attendance policy, every school has one.
  • Make sure your child arrives on time to start both the morning and afternoon sessions.
  • If you suspect that your child may be missing school or is unhappy at school contact the school in the first instance or if you feel you need additional support the ESWs (Education Social Work Service) as soon as possible. They can help resolve any difficulties and offer friendly advice.
  • If your child does miss school, get in touch with the school. School staff will work with you to help improve the situation. It is better to contact school first so that they can make sure steps are taken to help you.
  • If your child is away for other reasons like a doctor's appointment or the dentist, let the school know in advance.
  • Make sure your child knows that you do not approve of them missing school for any reason, but be on the alert for any particular reasons for not attending school, like bullying, difficulties with school work.
  • Take an interest in your child's education, ask them what they did in school and find out if they are struggling in any way and offer your support. If you are unable to help them, speak to the school and let them know of any difficulties.

If you are still struggling to send your child to school

Do not worry. You can call us and we will be happy to help in any way we can. You can call 01492 575031 during regular office hours and ask to speak to the Education Social Work Service.

We will work with you and the school to make sure your child gets support or tackle any issues which may be preventing them from going to school.

If you are worried or feel that there is a problem with your child's attendance, it is always best to talk to their school first. Ask to speak to the person responsible for School Attendance, or the Head Teacher.

The Educational Social Work service offers advice and support on a whole range of non-school attendance related matters and will draw up a plan to help ensure your child attends school regularly.

For further information, please contact us on 01492 575031

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