We recognise that excellent attendance and punctuality is a key factor to success and the development of employability skills. Please encourage your child to attend all classes.
If your child is absent from the College or TTE on a timetabled day, parents and guardians must call the Attendance Officer and/or the Department Administration team to report the absence before the timetabled class begins. Contact details for the different departments can be found below.
All absences not reported will be treated as unauthorised. Please check the authorised absences list to confirm what is an authorised absence.
Sickness, whilst it may be unavoidable, will usually be recorded as unauthorised. We will follow up with meetings and letters home where attendance is a cause for concern and will implement intervention and support where this may be required.
Poor attendance will transfer to the behaviour management process once there have been 3 attendance conversations, all support have been offered and there is no mitigation for persistent absenteeism. The student will go to the next stage of their behaviour management process up to Stage 4.
The College and TTE monitors attendance through electronic registers; an automatic text will be sent to parents/guardians or named contacts if a student misses registration during class.