Limerick schools sign up to attendance drive

first_imgAdvertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live MORE than 70 schools in Limerick are getting involved in the new Tusla Education Support Service (TESS) which is launching its first national School Attendance Drive ‘Every School Day Counts’ to promote regular school attendance.Each school day approximately 60,000 students miss school in Ireland. TESS is running an attendance drive throughout the month of November, when attendance traditionally dips, to encourage and promote the importance of regular school attendance with children, young people, parents and schools.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In addition, TESS promotes the message that school attendance is everyone’s business and encourages the wider community to come on board and endeavour to make ‘Every School Day Count’ this November and throughout the school year.70 schools in Limerick have joined more than 1,700 schools across the country in signing up to the drive and will be running attendance initiatives in their schools throughout the month.During the launch, the service also unveiled its new name and logo as part of its brand refresh project, to highlight the integrated supports available through its three service strands – Educational Welfare Service; Home School Community Liaison Scheme; and School Completion Programme.The three services work with children, young people, parents, schools and community family support services to improve attendance, participation and retention.Addressing over 350 attendees, including government representatives, education professionals, children and young people, Bernard Gloster, Chief Executive of Tusla said, “Research has shown again and again that regular school attendance is vital in helping children get the best possible start in life. It lays the foundation for developing good social skills, building relationships and achieving success later in life.“Children who attend school regularly are more likely to stay in school and achieve better educational outcomes,” Mr Gloster declared. TAGSeducationKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostschoolTusla Education Support Service RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Linkedin NewsEducationLimerickLimerick schools sign up to attendance driveBy Bernie English – November 7, 2019 253 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Facebook Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Previous articleAdare Manor voted Ireland’s Best Golf CourseNext articleMag’s 88 kilometres buys handbikes for disabled Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApplast_img

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