Newbridge School believes that in order to facilitate teaching and learning, good attendance is essential.
We understand that for many of our students there may be anxiety around attendance and a fear of failure, however it is important to acknowledge that young people cannot achieve their full potential if they do not regularly attend their school.
Following the framework set in Section 7 of the Education Act 2011 which states that:
“The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him/her to receive efficient full time education suitable:(a) to age, ability and aptitude and(b) to any special educational needs he/ she may have Either by regular attendance at school or otherwise”.
Some tips that may make it easier to get your child to school.
- Make sure they have a good night’s sleep the night before a school day
- Make sure they have something to eat before leaving the house
- Talk to your child about school
- If they are worried or not enjoying school ask to speak to the teacher.
- If your child is finding work too hard/too easy speak to the school about this.
- Set the alarm with plenty of time for them to get ready at a pace to suit them
- Make sure they have all of the things they will need for school.
If your child misses just 1 day a week, over a school year this would be 39 days -1 month and 2 weeks of learning time. Over the 5 years your child is in secondary school, 1 missed day a week equals 6 months and 1 week lost learning time. Attend today -Achieve tomorrow. Attendance Works!