Good attendance at Braintree Sixth Form is essential for a student’s education and they should aim for 100% attendance. Any absence means that your child will miss out on work, fall behind and perhaps miss important deadlines. Students need to catch up on any work missed. I urge you not to take your child out of education for holidays or for appointments where possible. It is also important that students aim to avoid taking holidays on exam results day.
Please try and ensure that if your child needs to be absent for a medical appointment, they do not lose a whole day for this appointment. Your child should return to Braintree Sixth Form following the appointment if at all possible. Minor ailments, such as a headache or slight cold, are not acceptable reasons for failing to attend.
If your child is too unwell to attend Braintree Sixth Form, then they should contact the absence line on each day of absence. Students should also email their class teachers for the day as a matter of courtesy and to ensure that they are aware of the work that will need to be completed on their return. We will continue to monitor attendance closely.
The absence line details are as follows:
Year 12 – 01376 556394
Year 13 – 01376 556393
In addition, if you have a planned absence, then a planned absence request form must be collected from Mrs Watson, the Student Support Officer. This should be completed and returned. Please note that these are two changes to the current parent/carer handbook.
Mrs Melanie Townsend
Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form