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Be In To Win Day - October 2015

posted 22 Oct 2015, 07:27 by kbetteridge@tendringtechnologycollege.org   [ updated 22 Oct 2015, 07:27 ]

Congratulations to Charles Willis, Emily Rouse, Lachlan Carpenter, Alex Crolla and Gemma Coley who were the lucky winners of the Kindle Fires.

We had lots going on throughout the day and are confident that any student that had to make an extra effort to attend were glad they had. Students enjoyed their special lunch and all were entertained by the fast paced Mascot Race.  Some great prizes were won during the lunchtime raffles at Frinton Campus.

Not so lucky was poor Miss Mansfield, the Assistant Director of Learning for Year 7.  As Year 7 has the highest attendance on the day - 98.8% - Miss Mansfield had to face being 'pied' by a student from each Tutor Group.

We are all looking forward to the next Be In To Win Day on 21 January 2016.

Attendance Week - 31 March to 4 April

posted 26 Feb 2014, 06:52 by kbetteridge@tendringtechnologycollege.org

TTC works hard with students and parents to improve school attendance.
To put the ‘spotlight’ on this and to help us improve and promote pupil attendance,
Monday 31 March - Friday 4 April will be our ‘Attendance Week’.
 

The aim during Attendance Week is for every student to attend every day - every day counts. 

We use a number of different interventions to encourage pupils to maintain a high level of school attendance throughout their time at TTC.  Interventions during ‘Attendance Week’ will include:

· Assemblies for each Year Group on why having good school attendance is important.

· Discussion during Tutor Time about the impact of poor attendance.

· Truancy sweeps for students with unauthorised absence.

· Discussions with pupils in school whose attendance has been identified as a concern. 

We would really appreciate your full support to ensure that your child makes every day count during this week.  Please talk to them about their attendance, and offer encouragement and praise on those days when they may need to make that extra effort to attend.  Wherever possible make appointments for Doctors and Dentists outside of school hours, just one am/pm session missed will mean that their attendance will fall to 90% during that week. 

A variety of rewards will be presented to all students achieving 100% during attendance week, their achievements will be awarded and celebrated in their Tutor Groups when they return after a well deserved Easter Holiday. 

College Attendance and Further Education

posted 26 Feb 2014, 06:50 by kbetteridge@tendringtechnologycollege.org

Some Year 11 students have applied and attended admission meetings at Colchester Institute and other training providers across the County. The College has received  positive feedback from students about their experience during the application process with a number of those already receiving conditional offers to their chosen course. 

However, we are conscious that poor attendance to College is having an effect on places offered by further education providers and some students may be disappointed if their attendance is deemed too low for entry. Students must be mindful that further education providers will request information from the College including, their current attendance figure, punctuality record and unauthorised absence rate. 

Miss Lancaster
Careers Guidance & Education Welfare Officer

Holidays during term time

posted 25 Nov 2013, 06:21 by Web Admin   [ updated 26 Feb 2014, 06:48 by kbetteridge@tendringtechnologycollege.org ]

Holiday requests taken during term time need to be put in writing, please complete an Application for Leave form, available from College reception or the College website and return to the main office at the relevant campus.

As holidays during term time are very disruptive to students’ education, authorisation is at the Principal’s discretion and is only granted in exceptional circumstances.

If the absence is not authorised and the time is taken anyway, the Education Welfare Service may issue a Penalty Notice to each parent of £120 (or £60 if paid within 21 days).

Parents are being increasingly fined for taking their children out of school for a holiday.  Across Essex last year, 345 fines were issued to parents taking children out of school for holidays during term time.

Good attendance is essential for your child to get the maximum benefit from their education – Every Day Counts.

 

Dan Browning - Assistant Principal
Penny Ager - Attendance Support Officer
Hayley Lancaster - Education Welfare Officer

Why over 95% Attendance at school is important

posted 19 Aug 2013, 04:06 by Google Google   [ updated 19 Aug 2013, 04:07 ]

DID YOU KNOW........  

· EVEN WITH 95% ATTENDANCE YOU WILL HAVE MISSED 50 LESSONS THIS YEAR

· BELOW 85% ATTENDANCE AND YOU ARE A PERSISTENT ABSENTEE

· THE COLLEGE CHECK YOUR ATTENDANCE EVERY DAY AND TAKE ACTION WHERE APPROPRIATE


FACT

· 10 PARENTS HAVE BEEN FINED SO FAR THIS YEAR

· PARENT FACES PROSECUTION

THE COLLEGE TAKES ATTENDANCE VERY SERIOUSLY AND SO SHOULD YOU!

FOLLOW US @everydaycounts1

Attendance at College - Every Day Counts

posted 19 Aug 2013, 04:05 by Google Google   [ updated 19 Aug 2013, 04:05 ]

As the statistics below show, attendance to college is one of the most vital keys to success for our young people. Our attendance has improved by 1% compared to the same period this time last year, which is fantastic news.  However, I would ask that following the bad weather and spate of illness, that all students have a renewed focus on being in college every single day before the Easter holiday.

Research shows that a 1% increase in attendance can lead to as much as a 5% increase in attainment.

· Attendance 100% = More than 8 A*-C GCSE Grades

· Attendance 90% = 6.5 A*-C GCSE Grades

· Attendance <80% = Less than 5 A*-C GCSE Grades

Follow our discussions and support for college attendance on Twitter @everydaycounts1

Thank you for your support.

Dan Browning - Assistant Principal

Holidays During Term Time

posted 19 Aug 2013, 04:04 by Google Google   [ updated 19 Aug 2013, 04:04 ]


Holiday requests taken during term time need to be put in writing or a holiday application form completed and sent to the main office at the relevant campus.

As holidays during term time are very disruptive to students’ education, authorisation is at the Principal’s discretion and is only granted in exceptional circumstances.

If the holiday is unauthorised by the school, the Education Welfare Service may issue a Penalty Notice to each parent of £60 to be paid within 28 days.

Parents are being increasingly fined for taking their children out of school for a holiday.  Good attendance is essential for your child to get the maximum benefit from their education – Every Day Counts.

Dan Browning - Assistant Principal
Penny Ager - Attendance Support Officer
Hayley Lancaster - Education Welfare Officer

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