One of the most important things your child can do to achieve academic success is also one of the most basic - going to school every day.
In fact, research has shown that your child's attendance record may be the biggest factor influencing his or her academic success.
Why is good attendance important?
Good attendance at school is vital for pupils to achieve their full educational potential. Pupils with good attendance records benefit in the following ways
- By attending class regularly, your child is more likely to keep up with the daily lessons and assignments, and take quizzes and tests on time
- Students who attend school regularly are more likely to pass reading and maths assessments than students who don't attend school regularly
- For older students, being in school every day gives them a chance to learn more about college and scholarship opportunities, and to take the important exams they need to build a successful academic record
- Just by being present at school, your child is learning how to be a good citizen by participating in the school community, learning valuable social skills, and developing a broader world view
Your commitment to school attendance will also send a message to your child that education is a priority for your family, going to school every day is a critical part of educational success, and that it's important to take your responsibilities seriously including going to school.