If your son/daughter is going to be absent from College they must ring the Absence Hotline on 01254 389 933 before 9am and leave a message with their:
- Student number
- Course and personal tutor or course leader name
They must also state:
- When they expect to return
- Reason for absence
This will ensure that a message is passed on to relevant teaching staff.
However, if a student misses classes, their final grade is likely to suffer. Please support us by encouraging your son/daughter to attend all classes on time and complete all the set work.
In addition, please ensure that no holidays are booked during term time.
If your son/daughter is absent from a class and has not contacted the absence hotline, then we will send you an e-mail or text to inform you of their absence. To do this we will use the details you gave us on the permission form your son/daughter has handed in. Persistent absences can lead to disciplinary action and, ultimately, a student’s place can be jeopardised due to this.
Please ensure that we have your up-to-date contact details in order for us to be able to contact you should this be required. Your son/daughter should have brought an emergency contact visits permission form for you to complete and sign. If there is ever an occasion where your son/daughter needs to go to hospital, we will endeavour to contact you. A member of staff will accompany your son/daughter to hospital and ensure that they are registered within the hospital’s care.