Sixth Form Attendance
Attendance is hugely important. It sets good routines, demonstrates to employers and universities that students are serious about your studies and that you are organised and reliable.
Attendance at sixth form is measured slightly differently to the rest of the school.
From the start of the year, until some time in October, students in both Years 12 and 13 are expected to attend tutor time every morning at 8.50am.
After this initial period we move to a full tutor group session once a week with one-to-one meetings for students on a rota basis. This is a chance for students to meet with their tutors, or another member of the W6 team, talk about their progress, targets, careers, university and any other important topics.
Tutors will inform students of their appointment slots. It is incredibly important that students do not miss their appointment as it has a knock on impact on meetings with others.
Students will be marked present for their lessons, and you can view any of this information in Arbor. It is expected that students will have 95% attendance to all lessons, including enrichment and tutor time.
Where a student is expected in a lesson, but is absent they will be marked with an "N" and this will result in a lower attendance percentage. A text message will also go home to parents to inform you of the missed lesson.
Where there is a need for a student to take time out in the Academy day, they must collect an absence request form from Mrs Morley, get it signed off and the absence will be pre-registered.
For illness or other unexpected absences, we ask that parents call the Academy absence line in the same manner as usual. This will ensure that our attendance officer can correctly record the absence.
Where a student falls below expected attendance, their attendance will be monitored and we will work with you and the student to ensure it returns to a good level.