Your child could be avoiding school for a number of reasons – struggling with school work, friendship issues or family difficulties are common issues that we see. However, we are very much aware that there are many other reasons why children will struggle to cross the threshold of school. 

It is important that we identify the reason for your child’s reluctance to attend school and work together to tackle the problem. Learning mentors are available to talk through any problems openly with your child or yourselves. Please contact the school to make an appointment or ask your child to speak to a Learning Mentor. We may involve other agencies to help and support you and your child. 

In some cases you may find it helpful to discuss the circumstances of your child’s difficulties with the school nursing team – details of your nearest clinic can be located on the NHS website, or a referral can be made via the school.

In our continued commitment to promote and improve pupil attendance Ipswich Academy have partnered with Synergy Education and Welfare Services to work closely and build on our existing school attendance process and procedures in school.

Last updated August 30, 2023