How to help your child have good attendance

This article was first published in December 2019

Primary school headteacher Dave McPartlin shares the importance of good school attendance and the best ways you can help your child achieve it.

Dave on school attendance

• Get your child into a good routine that includes going to bed on time and having a breakfast that will prepare them for the day.

• Attend school events, like coffee mornings, assemblies, and parents' evenings, to build the relationship between school and home.

• Try not to be late for school - we know it's not easy! It can be very disorientating for children.

• Be as positive and enthusiastic about school as you can. Your child will pick up on it and it will have a positive impact on their attendance.

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