Parents and carers are responsible for ensuring their children receive a suitable full time education.
Just a few days absence can result in children missing a significant number of lessons and can disrupt the education of your child as well as the whole class.
Carers, parents and social workers should be aware that:
It can be extremely hard for a pupil to catch up on missed work, regular absence can really disadvantage your child in life. Children who miss one day each week from school, are missing out on 20% of their education.
|Attendance during one school year||Equates to days absent||Which is approximately this many weeks absent||Which means this number of lessons missed|
|95%||9 days||2 weeks||50 lessons|
|90%||19 days||4 weeks||100 lessons|
|85%||29 days||6 weeks||150 lessons|
|80%||38 days||8 weeks||200 lessons|
If you are experiencing difficulty with your child’s attendance, behaviour or accessing support to address any additional needs your child has you should always contact your child's school. The school will then work with you to try and resolve any difficulties you have and/or identify appropriate levels of support or refer you for additional support services.