FACT: last year, over 250 days in each year group were missed due to medical appointments.
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
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
Thorpe Campus Absence line - 01255 862 737
Frinton Campus Absence line - 01255 682 009
Sixth Form: In the event of sickness or other acceptable reasons for absence, the Sixth Form Team must be notified daily by 9:30am. You can report your absence by calling 01255 672 116 option 3, or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
You must give a valid reason for your absence and state your full name and tutor group.
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 100% attendance. Every lesson counts and it is this commitment to learning that will have a positive effect on student's examinations and their futures.
The attached leaflets on ‘College Attendance’ and ‘Leave of Absence During Term Time’ should answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or to discuss any concerns.
Please click the documents below to download a copy of our College Attendance Policy & Punctuality Policy. To submit an Application for Leave in Exceptional Circumstances please complete the Google Form.