Attendance

YEAR 12

Registration is not only a legal requirement but also the principal channel through which vital information ranging from examination timetables to committee meetings is disseminated.  If your attendance, according to the registers, falls below 80% you will be required to pay for all of your exam entries and your entrance to Year 13 will be reviewed.  Your attendance record is visible to parents on Go4Schools.

Term Arrangements for Registration

 

Autumn Term – 1st ½ All Year 12 students attend morning registration.

 

Autumn Term – 2nd ½

To

Summer – 2nd ½

All students attend morning registration.

If they are ‘free’, students who achieved a ‘1’ for their effort grade October  Monitoring may elect to study at home.  They should sign out at the office or electronically.

 

 

YEAR 13

 

Term Arrangements for Registration

 

Autumn Term – 1st ½ All Year 13 students attend morning registration until UCAS Applications have been sent (NB this is not the same as completed…)

 

Autumn Term – 2nd ½ All Year 13 students attend morning registration until UCAS Applications have been sent (NB this is not the same as completed…)

Self Management of Time for approved students.

Assembly on Thursday morning compulsory.

 

Spring Term – 1st ½

To 

 Summer – 2nd ½

Self Management of Time for approved students.

Assembly on Thursday morning compulsory.

 

 

Self Management of Time: When UCAS applications are sent (or plans for after Year 13 are confirmed) and if all school commitments have been met, Year 13 students will begin to manage their own time.  This will mean that you must attend all taught lessons and the Sixth Form assembly on Thursday.  This is a bare minimum and you are expected to keep in close contact with your tutor and reply to all correspondence.  If this privilege is abused or academic attainment slips, self-management of time will be removed and you will be registered each morning and afternoon.

Punctuality

School starts at 8.35 am and your tutor will register you at that time. This time is essential as a point of contact for the Form Tutor and it aids the development of effective organisation and time keeping.  If you arrive after 8.40am you will be marked late.  Any student who is late more than three times in a half term will be expected to make the time up with the Head of Sixth Form.  Your subject teachers will also monitor your attendance and punctuality. You are expected to be punctual at all times; lateness for no good reason is bad manners.  Consistent lateness is grounds for dismissal in the world of work and so you must get into the habit of being on time.  Consistently poor punctuality will form part of an assessment of your continued membership of the sixth form.

Attendance

You are permitted to leave the school site during breaks and ‘free’ periods.  However, if you are to make effective use of your time, it would be advisable to spend the majority of this time in one of the designated Study Areas.  If you do leave the school site, you must sign out at the Office or electronically.

YOU MUST NOTIFY MRS THOMAS IF YOU ANTICIPATE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE IN SCHOOL FOR ANY REASON.  THIS IS DONE VIA THE SIXTH FORM WEBSITE

This includes the following:

  • Family Holidays: The content level of A/S level courses is very high; it is important that you do not miss lessons.
  • Appointments with a doctor or dentist. We would appreciate it if all such appointments should be made out of school time where possible.
  • Requests for absence to attend university Open Days will normally be granted (subject to a maximum of three school days lost per year).

If you anticipate being absent, you should let your tutor and subject teachers know as a matter of courtesy. Poor attendance may be used as grounds for asking you to leave the Sixth Form.

Absence

If your absence is unexpected (eg. through illness) or anticipated (eg driving test), you must email via the school website with the following information:

  • Name
  • Tutor group
  • Subjects/ Teachers for that day
  • Reason for absence

https://www.crickhowell-hs.powys.sch.uk/sixthform/absences/

Please email in before 8.30am on each day you are absent.

When you return, ask what work you have missed and catch up as quickly as possible. “I was away.” is no excuse for not being up-to-date with set work and class notes.

It is very important that you attend all of your timetabled lessons – you will find that there is a great deal to cover at ‘A’ level in a relatively short space of time. If you do miss a lesson without permission, then the teacher will report it to the Head of Sixth Form and action will follow.  An electronic register is taken in every sixth form lesson and attendance is closely monitored.

If you feel unwell during the school day then you MUST report to the receptionist and ‘sign out’.