You may be experiencing emotions that make you feel nervous about attending school. Worries about friendships, learning difficulties, bullying, schoolwork and exams are common. It’s important to know you’re not alone.
It’s not too late to turn things around! Once you’ve recognised the importance of good attendance and the link between achieving your best grades, you can make changes to improve your attendance and achieve your goals.
Benefits of attending school
By maximising your attendance at school, you are more likely to benefit from:
• better social skills
• higher grades
• stronger friendships
• enhanced life skills
There are many reasons your attendance may be dropping, whether you’re starting to miss a couple of hours a term or arriving late to lessons, it all adds up. Even being five minutes late every day can equate to a chunk of time that is being missed in the classroom and in the long term this can impact on your grades.
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