Planning for Increased Attendance

A detailed plan with small, achievable steps provides students with the space and opportunity to gradually build up the skills and confidence required to participate in the many demands of school. Returning to school after a significant time away can be very daunting, and often leads to increased worry or anxiety. Identifying key support staff and gradually building up to regular school attendance is important. The inclusion of students and their families in the planning process to empower student voice and agency in decision making is crucial for the successful return to school.