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Reporting Sixth Form student absence

Reporting Sixth Form student absence

If your child is unwell and unable to attend School you must inform our Sixth Form Support Assistant, Michelle Preston by email (michelle.preston@mascallsacademy.org.uk) or by telephone to +44(0)1892 835366 extn 197 before 8.30am so that School registers can be updated.  Failure to do this may result in your child having “unexplained” absences, which may then be dealt with under the School’s disciplinary procedures.   Our Safeguarding policy also requires that we know where our students are at all times during School hours and therefore it is important that you keep us informed if your child needs to be out of School for any reason.

We ask that where possible, dental/medical and other appointments such as driving tests or visits to universities, are booked for dates and times outside of School hours.  Where this is not possible, a Sixth Form Absence Request Form should be completed which needs to be signed by a parent or guardian, and then authorised by a member of the Sixth Form team, so that School registers can be updated with the absence details ahead of when it will take place.  We also expect students to inform their subject Teachers of any authorised periods of absence so that work can be provided to students that they might miss in the lesson if they are not present on that particular day.