Why should children come to school every day?

It is only natural that from time to time, children become ill and are too unwell to attend school. At all other times, we expect children to be in school and ready for learning every day. If children have irregular or poor attendance, there are a number of potential implications including: 
 
  • Difficulty keeping and making friends 
  • Missed learning - this often means that children find it difficult to access the learning on their return to school as they have missed the introduction to a topic/area of learning 
  • Lack of personal motivation and work ethic
  • Gaps in learning 
  • Lack of routine may lead to behaviour concerns when children do return to school 
It is important to remember that attendance is related to Achievement!