There is wide agreement among health professionals and educational professionals that school attendance is vital to the life chances of children and young people. Being in school improves health, wellbeing and socialisation throughout the life course. The greatest benefits come from children and young people attending school regularly.
Useful information on school attendance
Are you unsure about whether to send you child to school? This NHS guidance, Is my child to ill for school?, should answer your questions about whether to send your child in.
Members of the Attendance Action Alliance have worked with the Department for Education to develop this short guide which helps parents understand how they can work with their school and local authority to support their children to attend school and get the right support. Click here for the guidance.
Information provided by Devon County Council on school attendance and legal procedings.
Further information from Devon County Council: Attendance advice and guidance for parents and carers: Attendance matters
Missing school… missing out!
Help your child to not miss out!