Attendance at Tendring Technology College

TTC Attendance Policy 2023/24 Completed

Who should I call if my child it too unwell to attend?

Please call the appropriate number as listed below and state your child's name, tutor group, who is calling and the specific reason for absence.

Call every day that your child is sick. All absences must be reported via this line and no later than 8:30 am, otherwise expect a welfare call.

Contact Methods:

            In-app messaging

            A Quick Introduction to Arbor for Parents & Guardians

            To report student absence by phone please call either Thorpe (01255 861341) or Frinton (01255 672116). When prompted, dial 1 for Years 7-9, 2 for Years 10-11 and 3 for   Sixth Form. 

Communication must be made for EVERY day your child is absent.

You must give a valid reason for your absence and state your full name and tutor group.

NHS Guidance for student student illness can be found here!

Due to the increasing number of medical appointments being made during College hours, we now request evidence in the form of an appointment card or appointment letter.  Without evidence all future appointments will automatically be unauthorised. 

Please try and make all appointments outside College hours.

Thank you for your continued support and co-operation.

The Attendance Team

Application for Leave of Absence Request

There may be occasions during the school year that require a leave of absence during term time. Please ensure that you complete the application form attached here and return this to the college as soon a possible. Please note that we are unable to accept leave of absense requests via email. You MUST complete the linked form and return to the College in order for your request to be processed.

Working together to support attendance – Attend and Achieve

At TTC excellent attendance and punctuality is our aim for every student. Full attendance maximises learning opportunities and parents/carers have a vital role in promoting good attitudes in attendance. We ask for support from parents/carers to ensure that their children are present at every opportunity, arrive on time and avoid allowing children to stay at home unnecessarily or taking them out of school without authorisation. Evidence shows that students who attend College regularly make better progress both academically and socially.

We monitor student's attendance closely and will follow up unexplained absence with parents/carers, by telephone or by letter. Where a student's attendance record reaches a concerning level, we will contact you to discuss ways in which we can support you and your child.

We expect all students to aim for a minimum of 98% attendance.  Every lesson counts and it is this commitment to learning that will have a positive effect on student's examinations and their futures.

Click here to view the latest information on ‘College Attendance’.  Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or to discuss any concerns.