School attendance, advice for parents
Parents/carers must make sure their children receive a full-time education that meets their needs. This can be at school or otherwise (Elective Home Education).
Parents who are concerned about attendance should contact their child’s school to tell them about the difficulties.
Where possible and appropriate, schools will try to assist parents by offering support or referring them to additional support services. Schools may also ask for medical evidence if a child’s attendance becomes of concern.
Absence disrupts the education of the individual pupil and the whole class. Are you aware those children who do not attend regularly:
Frequent absence can add up to a considerable amount of lost learning and can seriously disadvantage your child in adult life.