It is vital that all students have excellent attendance at college.
It is vital that all students have excellent attendance at college. Research shows that even a few days of absence can have a negative impact on students’ performance. Beauchamp City is committed to working with students and parents/carers to achieve the college attendance target of 97%. Beauchamp City operates the following attendance grid when reporting to parents/carers:
|Below 97%||Cause for Concern|
Tutors and members of the Student Support Centre regularly hold Attendance Matters conversations with students so that they realise the importance of high levels of attendance.
Students and parents/carers are actively encouraged to keep track of students’ attendance through the Beauchamp City Beehive.
Please see the chart below which shows how absences impact attendance:
|Every School Day Counts|
|Attendance during the school year||Equates to days absent||Which is approximately||Which means the number of lessons missed|
|97%||6 days||1 week||36 lessons|
|94%||10 days||2 weeks||72 lessons|
|90%||19 days||4 weeks||120 lessons|
|85%||29 days||6 weeks||180 lessons|
|80%||38 days||8 weeks||240 lessons|
|75%||48 days||10 weeks||300 lessons|
|70%||57 days||11.5 weeks||360 lessons|
|65%||67 days||13.5 weeks||420 lessons|
Regular attendance at school is the most important factor in a young person reaching their full potential.
Please be aware that if a student has had ½ days (1 session) absence by 30th September 2020 they will have 97% attendance, which is the college attendance target. If they have missed 1 day (2 sessions) they will have 95% attendance. If your child’s attendance percentage falls in the first term, this will improve as the year progresses if they do not have any further absences.
Beauchamp rewards students who have excellent attendance through a half-termly prize draw to win vouchers.
0116 4979330 Option 1 Attendance