Breaking the cycle of school absence
Every day of learning counts. Why some children miss valuable days at school is not always simple. School-Home Support (SHS) understands that problems beyond the classroom affect a child’s ability to be in school and ready to learn. They work with the whole family to make sustainable, positive change. SHS support families with housing and benefits, improving relationships and financial aid for essential items such as school uniforms or washing machines. Practitioners also support children in school.
We believe in creating access to opportunity and have awarded School-Home Support £100,000 towards their core costs, specifically their work in London. Our grant will help them to support more children and families, improving the lives of more than 18,000 people. By tackling the underlying barriers to successful education, School-Home Support will improve the life chances of thousands of children.
- In 2021-22 SHS directly supported 5,888 children and family members.
- On average 63% of the children and young people SHS supported in 2021-22 improved their attendance by 15 school days a year.
- 67% of the GCSE students SHS supported in 2021-22 improved their attendance by more than 12%.