Tutorial Punctuality and Lesson Attendance

Every Friday we look at punctuality and attendance, the information below details how we can calculate lesson attendance by week and overtime.


In one week                                    Number of missed lessons

97% attendance                    1 missed lesson (1 hour of work)

95% attendance                       2 missed lessons (2 hours of work)

90% attendance                       3 missed lessons (3 hours of work)

85% attendance                       4 missed lessons (4 hours of work)

80% attendance                       5 missed lessons (5 hours of work)

75% attendance                        7 missed lessons (7 hours of work)

It is imperative that you the student understand the importance of full attendance in school and attend school and all your lessons on time.

If you have an appointment (for the dentist etc) that cannot be changed, then there is a process to follow, which will allow teachers to provide you with the work you have missed. Neglecting to follow this procedure will result in an unauthorised absence. Students must collect a planned absence from Mrs Laughlin which will be signed by your subject teachers and tutor. Where possible, all appointments must be made outside of school time.

Permission must be given by the director of the 6th form, for any holidays within school time. If you are ill, then an email or telephone call from parents/guardian must be received before the start of the school day, if possible, giving notification of the length of absence.


Help Yourself

Be aware of your attendance and punctuality
Aim for 100% attendance for each week
Monitor your attendance in each subject area, through weekly publications of attendance data and record these in your planner at data collections.
Make sure that if absent, your parents/guardian telephone the office/e-mail before 9am to inform us
Get to Tutor time by 8.35am at the latest each morning.