Every day in school can make a difference to a child’s future, which is why regular and high attendance in school is vital.
After the past couple of years and the ongoing disruption to schooling for our children due to lockdown, school closure and the global pandemic, it is never been more important to ensure that your child attends school every day, on time and ready to learn. Our children have suffered incredibly from lost learning time and social opportunities. They must not be kept off school unnecessarily and the importance of excellent school attendance must be promoted by our families.
The Wirral #EveryDayCounts campaign is a council and partner campaign to improve school attendance in Wirral to achieve better outcomes for children and young people.
Wirral Council, along with a number of partner agencies, community organisations and schools are working together to encourage parents to do all they can to encourage regular attendance, or speak out if they need advice or support.
The benefits of regular school attendance includes:
- learning and exploring variety subjects and topics
- chance of making friends,
- gaining skills for life that create opportunities to succeed and enjoy life in adulthood
- higher chance to gain qualifications
- positive impact on mental and physical wellbeing
If you are a parent or carer concerned about your child’s attendance, speak to us for support and advice.
Alternatively, for more support visit the local offer website for advice or look out for #EveryDayCounts on social media.