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What happens if you can’t go to school?

What happens if you can’t go to school?

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If you are not in school or can’t be in school all the time, then you might be wondering what happens next. On this page we explore why you might not be in and what happens if you can’t go to school.

If you cannot attend school, the appropriate support should be provided to ensure you can continue your learning from home.

You still have the right to an education, even if you can’t attend in person.

The kind of support you get depends on what you need and how often you are able to go to school. However, the important thing to remember is that the support you get with your learning should work for you.

Here are some examples of support for pupils who find it difficult to be in school:

  1. Your school can send work to you or help you access it online, and you can send it back to them to be marked
  2. A teacher might visit you out of school – for example, they might come to see you at home, in a community centre or in hospital
  3. You might get a special timetable so you can go to school at times that work for you
  4. If it means that you can be in school more often, a teacher or member of staff can help you to take medicine in school.

It can feel really difficult if you’re not in school – but you’re not alone. There is support available.

Are you are aged 12-15 and having difficulty talking to your school about support?

An organization called My Rights, My Say can offer assistance.

You can contact them by hitting the button below.

It’s important to remember that even if you’re not in school, you still have a right to an education.

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