How maintaining a consistent school life can benefit foster children.
It can be very useful to retain as much normality in a foster child’s life as possible. School life is such a formative experience for children. In this period of upheaval, a school can offer foster children a safe and comforting space.
This sense of normality helps foster children adjust to their new situation. Likewise, when a child re-joins their birth parents nothing will have changed academically.
It is important to maintain a high level of attendance throughout their period in care. It is also encouraged to pursue extra-curricular activities and to take an active interest in their studies.