Attendance and Sickness
It is vital that all students aim to have excellent attendance at college. Research shows that even a few days of absence can have a negative impact on students’ performance. Beauchamp operates the following attendance grid when reporting to parents:
98% and above Excellent
90-94.9% Cause for Concern
Below 90% Unacceptable
The college operates the Truancy Call System to notify parents if their child has not arrived and in college.
Parents can help by notifying us in advance about planned absences and arrange medical or dental appointments outside the school day, where possible.
It would also be useful if parents could contact the college by 10am to let us know if their son/daughter is going to be absent.
Tutors, Heads of Year and members of the Student Support Centre regularly hold Attendance Matters conversations with students so that they realise the importance of high levels of attendance.
The college day begins at 8.35am and all students are expected to be in college by this time, regardless of the distance they may have to travel. Students who arrive after 8.35am, during tutor time will be met at the college gate and a break time detention issued. Students arriving after this time must sign in at the Student Support Centre.
Beauchamp rewards students with excellent attendance through a termly prize draw to win vouchers and an end of year educational and social trip.