How parents can make EVERY SCHOOL DAY COUNT
- Establish a good routine in the mornings and evenings so your child is prepared for the school day ahead.
- Make sure your child goes to school regularly and follows the school rules.
- Ensure your child arrives at school on time – not
- Arrange dental and medical appointments outside school hours when possible.
- Always inform the school if your child is absent due to illness – this should be followed up with a written note when your child returns to school.
- Take truancy seriously – if your child is not attending school as you expect they may be putting themselves at risk – Who are they with? What are they doing?
- Take family holidays outside term
- Talk to your child about school and take an interest in their school work (including homework).
- Attend parent evenings and school events.
- Praise and reward your child’s achievements at
- Always support school staff in their efforts to control diffcult or challenging behaviour
- Discuss any problems or diffculties with the school – staff are there to help and will be
Published to mark the national ‘Every School Day Counts’ attendance awareness campaign for November – an initiative from Tusla