Parents’ Responsibilities


Parents are legally responsible for ensuring that their children receive a suitable education.  Parents usually do this by registering their child at a school and ensuring they regularly attend that school.  Some parents choose to home educate their children,  but if they do this the Council has to be satisfied that the education which their child is receiving at home is suitable.


Parents can help to ensure their children's regular attendance at school by:


  • encouraging their child to attend school regularly and on time;

  • taking an interest in their childrens' education and life at school;

  • communicating with their children's school in order to discuss any emerging issues or problems;

  • notifying their children's school on the first day of any absence;

  • not arranging any family holidays during term time.







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