Thomas Estley Community College

Parents

Reporting Absence

Attendance

We expect students to aim for 100% attendance and to be punctual to College and to all lessons. In the case of absence due to illness the College would need to be notified by telephone that same day. We expect routine dental or medical appointments to be made outside the College day, but appreciate that when consultants or other specialists are involved this may not be possible.

Students are registered by 8.30am. If they are absent, then the College must be notified before 8.30am on every morning of the absence. Parents can expect a telephone call if there are any unexplained absences.

If your child is taken ill during the College day, they will need to go through the proper system of getting permission from a First Aider to go home. In this case you will be contacted by the College. Please help us to reinforce this with your child by not accepting requests directly from them to come home.

Holidays

In line with current law, leave of absence is only granted in exceptional circumstances in addition, the application must be made in advance by the parent with whom the child normally resides. Under section 39 of the Education Act, parents of children of compulsory school age have a duty to ensure they receive full time education.  Please try to support us by avoiding absences during term time.

Useful contact numbers:

Pastoral Manager – Gemma Cooper 01455 283263

Attendance Improvement Officer – Sue Read 01162771555 or 07912286443

If your child is taken ill during the College day, they will need to go through the proper system of getting permission from a first aider to go home.  In this case you will be contacted by the College.  Please help us to reinforce this with your child by not accepting direct requests directly from them to come home.

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