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further education establishments and employers all place great emphasis on consistent attendance and good punctuality.
Registers are completed electronically each
lesson in addition to registration in Progress
Group at 8.40am. Session attendance (both
morning and afternoon) makes up the
academic percentage attendance achieved by
each pupil. Broughton prides itself on its high
attendance record. Attendance has a very
visible profile within the school with numerous
competitions and initiatives throughout the
Any school absence should be kept to a
minimum. If your child is ill and unable to
attend Broughton, please contact us as soon as
possible. On return to school, your child must
have a note from you explaining the cause of
absence. This should be shown to their
Progress Tutor and then posted in the
attendance letter box at the i-Centre reception.
Unless Broughton has already been notified, on
the first morning of absence, parents will
receive a telephone call requesting a reason for
absence. Truancy from school, or failure to
provide a reason for absence, will result in the
absence being coded as unauthorised.
Please be assured that Broughton have the
best interest of your child in mind. We rely on
your support and co-operation in attendance
matters to ensure the health and safety of your
child is at the forefront of all that we do.
Pupils are expected to make their way to Tutor
Group as soon as the bell sounds at 8.40am.
The Progress Tutor will then proceed to call the
register. Any pupil arriving after the register
has been called will be classed as late. Pupils
who arrive in school late are expected to sign
in at reception. Any pupil that signs in with a
good reason (i.e.; travelling on a late school
bus) will have their late mark amended to
A late mark in a morning will incur a break detention
and further lates incur after school detentions. Parents are informed of punctuality problems
through the Class Charts system.
If a medical visit during school hours is
necessary pupils must provide a note and be
signed out by a parent at the i-Centre
reception. On return to school they must again
ensure that they are signed in at reception,
pupils must then proceed straight to their
Holidays During Term Time
Broughton does not authorise holidays taken
during term time. All requests in the case of
exceptional circumstances should be addressed
to the Head Teacher, Mr C Morris, and posted
in the letter box at the i-Centre reception.
Holidays taken during term time will be classed
as unauthorised. Broughton does operate a
policy of fines/penalties for continued
unauthorised absence, in accordance with
Section 444 of the Education Act 1996.
Home Contact Details
In light of the above, it is essential that
Broughton is able to contact parents at the
earliest opportunity. Please ensure that all
contact details are correct, including emergency
telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.