Under Section 22 of the Education (Welfare) Act 2000, the Board of Management of each School must prepare and submit to Tusla – Child and Family Agency a Statement of Strategy For School Attendance.
Section 22(1) of the Act states that: ‘The board of management of a recognised school shall, after consultation with the principal of, teachers teaching at, parents of students registered at, and the educational welfare officer assigned functions in relation to, that school, prepare and submit to the Board a statement of the strategies and measures it proposes to adopt for the purposes of fostering an appreciation of learning among students attending that school and encouraging regular attendance at school on the part of such students (hereafter in this section referred to as a “statement of strategy”)’.
Furthermore, Section 22(3) of the Act requires: ‘The board of management of a recognised school shall, in preparing a statement of strategy, have regard to such guidelines issued by Tusla regarding the preparation and carrying into effect of statements of strategy’. The Board of management have prepared a Draft Statement which is now available for pupil consultation before being considered at the December Board of Management meeting. The strategy can be read by clicking the link below and any observation or proposals can be forwarded to the secretary of the Board of Management as the school in writing or via email.