Promoting positive school attendance is everyone’s responsibility. For children to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend school regularly and on time every day unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable.
Why is regular attendance at school so important?
Research shows that there is a close link between attendance at school and a child’s achievement.
Your child will achieve better when they go to school all day, every school day.
Children learn better, they make friends, they are happier, they have a brighter future.
As a parent, it can be difficult to decide whether or not your child is well enough to go to school.
To help avoid unnecessary school absences, Islington School Nursing has produced this leaflet as a general guide to help you decide whether your child is well enough to attend school when they have a minor illness. Missing lessons is upsetting for children and disruptive for the whole class and there is good evidence that children achieve better at school when they have good school attendance rates. Parents have a duty to ensure their child is not absent where this can be avoided.
Please view the minor illnesses and school attendance guide for parents and carers: