Find out more about our attendance policy and how to get in touch and report an absence.
Can’t make it in to College? It’s important that we’re made aware!
If you are absent from TTE on a timetabled day, your parent/carer must call the Attendance Officer to report your absence before your first timetabled session of the day on the day of the absence.
Please call 01642 462266 to report absence
Attendance policy and absence reporting process
Attending all of your classes is crucial if you are to succeed in your studies. All the evidence suggests that those students who fully attend their programmes achieve better and have better progression outcomes. Please do all you can to attend at all times. Please use this process to report any absences and make sure you understand your responsibility in this process.
We will monitor your attendance in all timetabled classes, including English and maths through the use of electronic registers. If you miss registration during any class, then your parents/guardians or named contact will receive a text message informing them you are absent from class. This is generated electronically once the mark is submitted.
Therefore, as well as attending your class, it is important that you are on time and ready to learn.
Sickness, whilst it may be unavoidable, will usually be recorded as unauthorised.
It is recognised that there may be mitigating circumstances that require a deviation from this policy for students who have particular needs or extra barriers to overcome. This will be determined on an individual basis.
When your parent/carer contacts us to report an absence, they will be asked to give your name, date of birth, the reason for your absence and when you intend to return to TTE. We must record who rings in and their relationship to you.
If you are going home sick, you must get permission from your tutor and/or directorate first and report to the Attendance Officer before you leave TTE. We will make contact with your parent/carer if you are under the age of 18.
Please be aware that it is Parent/Carer’s responsibility to report your absence. Failure to do this will result in your absence being treated as unauthorised. Not all absences are authorised, so please check the information above on authorised and unauthorised absences for specific information.