Tuesday, 10 January 2017

The importance of good attendance..

Why is high attendance important to my child's education?

As a parent/carer you want the best for your children. Having a good education is an important factor in opening up more opportunities in adult life. Did you know that:

·      a child who is absent the equivalent of one day of school per week misses  in total two years of their school life

·      90% of young people with absence rates below 85% fail to achieve five or more good grades of GCSE and around one third achieve no GCSEs at all

·      poor examination results limit young people’s options and poor attendance suggests to colleges and employers that these students are unreliable

·      poor school attendance is also closely associated with crime             
All absence leads to gaps in your child’s learning.

This in turn can:

·      mean that they fall behind in their learning
·      affect their motivation
·      affect their enjoyment of learning
·      lead to poor behaviour
·      affect their desire to attend school regularly
·      affect their confidence in school
·      mean they miss out on the social life of school and extra curricular opportunities and experiences 
affect their ability to have or keep friendships


Sunday, 8 January 2017

Easy is boring challenge is FUN!