Benefits of Attendance

There are numerous benefits to a young person’s attainment, social and personal development and their mental health and wellbeing from regularly attending school. These benefits can be taken for granted and easily overlooked. At Inclusion School we feel it is important to communicate the positives of regular attendance.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of the benefits for learners who regularly attend into the following areas: 

Learning and attainment 

  • Access support to meet learning and other needs from trained teachers and tutors
  • Increase self-esteem through positive recognition of effort and achievement 
  • Enhance literacy, numeracy and ICT skills 
  • Increase opportunities for college, university, employment or chosen future 
  • Achieved recognised qualifications 
  • Develop forms of intelligences (e.g. emotional, interpersonal, logical-mathematical, verbal-linguistic) 
  • Develop confidence through learning with a supportive network of teachers, tutors and wellbeing professionals 
  • Increase organisational ability 
  • Access greater number of qualifications through regular attendance 
  • Experience the transformative potential of education
Social and personal development
  • Experience a sense of belonging and community outside of the family 
  • Build and experience friendships 
  • Develop resilience 
  • Develop teamwork and understanding of others’ needs and beliefs 
  • Develop social communication and interaction skills 
  • Experience positive routine and structure 
  • Experience a sense of achievement 
  • Engage with kind and nurturing adults who can be positive role models 
  • Develop positive routines 
  • Develop practical skills, such as cooking, gardening and employability skills 
  • Experience new cultures, beliefs and people to broaden horizons and break down prejudice and stereotypes 
  • Develop identity, purpose and independence 


Mental health and wellbeing 
  • Access mental health support from experienced, trained and caring adults, including signposting to other services 
  • Develop strategies for positive mental health and wellbeing 
  • Develop confidence and self-esteem through relationships peers and trusted adults 
  • Experience a change of environment 
  • Support peers and others 
  • Develop friendships to challenge feelings of loneliness 
  • Develop positive relationships and routines (e.g. to support sleep) 
  • Attend a non-judgemental, accepting and calm environment 
  • Offer a distraction from other problems 
  • Engage with physical exercise to boost mental wellbeing 
  • Access therapeutic activities, such as art, crafts and music to benefit wellbeing

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