Reporting absence

If your son/daughter cannot avoid being absent during the College term, you should contact college by 10am each day they are absent, explaining their reason for absence to the college reception.

If we have not heard from anyone about why a student is absent from college by 11am and they should have been in lessons, their PPC/Student Service staff may send a text to enquire where they are.

Where poor attendance becomes a problem at college, your son/daughter will be placed on the college’s discipline policy and targets for improvement will be set; a system which is initially managed by your son/daughter’s PPC and subject tutors. If the problem becomes a persistent and reoccurring problem, then senior staff members will become involved.

If your son/daughter is placed on the formal levels of the college’s discipline policy you will be notified by their PPC.

Fitness to Study where reoccurring absence is due to illness and/or a learning disability and/or a learning difficulty, the college will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this. However, the bottom line is that non-attendance at college seriously impacts on a student’s progress and the fitness to study policy and processes will be followed.

Appointments medical, dental and opticians appointments should be made outside of college lesson times. Where this is not possible, please make sure your son/daughter lets reception and/or their PPC know of anticipated medical appointment absences. These are treated as sickness absences.

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