Attendance and Punctuality
At George Eliot Academy we strive to provide the best learning environment for all pupils in order for all pupils to achieve beyond expected levels of progress. Consequently it is of fundamental importance that students meet the school attendance target of 95%. Lost hours of learning time can have a detrimental effect on learning and achievement.
Here at George Eliot Academy we pride ourselves on having high expectations as ourselves as professionals and of our pupils as learners. Consequently it is vital that pupils arrive to school on time; punctuality is a legal requirement.
- The Academy day starts at 8:40am when all pupils are expected to be in their designated area for period 1.
- Pupils are expected to arrive on time for each period of the day (including registration)
- Pupils arriving late will be marked as late in the register and the defined sanction will be applied
- Late to school is defined as any pupil arriving to school after 8:35am
- Late to lesson is defined as arriving to the classroom after the door has been closed by the class teacher
Why is good attendance important?
- To avoid gaps in learning
- To help achieve good exam results
- To help with applications to sixth form, college or an apprenticeship
- To prevent further action from the school and/or the local authority
Punctuality - What happens if pupils are late?
- They will be at a disadvantage
- They may miss important knowledge/content at the start of the lesson and interrupt learning.
- The school day starts at 8.40am when all pupils are expected to be in their designated area for Period 1.
- Pupils are expected to arrive on time for each period fo the day including registration and assemblies
- Pupils arriving late with be marked late in the register and a consequence will be applied.
- Late to school is defined as any pupil arriving after 8.35am.
- Late to lesson is defined as arriving to the classroom after the classroom door has been closed by the class teacher.
- Pupils who arrive at school after 8.35am will receive a 30 minute detention on the same day.