How Parents Can Help:

Establish a good routine in the mornings and evenings so your child is prepared for the school day ahead.

Make sure your child goes to school regularly and follows the school rules.

Ensure your child arrives at school on time – not late.

Arrange dental and medical appointments outside school hours when possible.

Always inform the school if your child is absent due to illness

Take truancy seriously – if your child is not attending school as you expect they may be putting themselves at risk – Who are they with? What are they doing?

Take family holidays outside term time.

Talk to your child about school and take an interest in their school work (including homework).

Attend parent evenings and school events.

Praise and reward your child’s achievements at school.

Always support school staff in their efforts to control difficult or challenging behaviour.

Discuss any problems or difficulties with the school – staff are there to help and will be supportive.

View our School Policy for Attendance.

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