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Comberton Sixth Form - New Building - Summer 2011 Comberton Sixth Form - New Building - Summer 2011
page title - Code of Practice
How Often do we Formally Report to Parents?
There will be three reporting points per year for both year groups:
  Lower Sixth – Interim report and Parents'
    Consultation Evening in November with a full report
    sent out in March.
Upper Sixth – Full report in October, Parents'
    Consultation Evening in January and an interim
    report in March.
How will we Monitor Attendance?
Students are expected to attend all timetabled lessons, including General Studies, Enrichment, Tutor periods and Assemblies. Significant mitigating factors apart, we expect a minimum attendance rate of 90%.
Seek to make all medical and dental appointments outside lesson time; this is one reason for engineering a college day that ends by 3pm.
Do not make appointments for such things as driving lessons and hair appointments during the college day.
Do remember that all Universities and employers will ask for attendance rates in references we supply.
Holidays should not be taken during term time and are always detrimental to your studies.
If you are unexpectedly and unavoidably absent you must contact Clare Webb, Sixth Form Administrator, by 9.00am on that day either by telephone 01223 265470, or by email You must also contact your subject teachers to ask for any work missed.
If you arrive late for your lessons or need to leave college early you must sign in or out using the book on the main reception desk. If you feel ill during the college day, please see Sarah Wenham, Senior Administrator, before you leave.
If you are planning to be absent from college (perhaps on religious grounds or for a hospital appointment) you must inform Clare Webb and your subject teachers prior to the absence.
How will we Respond to Serious and/or Continued Misconduct or Lack of Effort?
A student will receive a verbal warning from their Academic Tutor, subject teacher, or Head of Department. Notification that this has been given will be sent to your Academic Tutor to log.
If the poor behaviour or lack of effort persists, the Head of Department and Academic Tutor will liaise with a member of the Sixth Form Leadership Team, and parents will be contacted. If necessary, a level 1 Contract of Study will be negotiated, consisting of a written warning and targets for improvement. Parents will be sent a copy of the contract.
In the event of further poor behaviour or lack of effort, a meeting will be convened between the student, parent(s), a member of the Sixth Form Leadership Team and the Academic Tutor. It may be appropriate to negotiate level 2 Contract of Study which sets out specific conditions for the student’s continuance in Sixth Form.
Contracts of Study will be reviewed regularly.
A single serious breach of behaviour expectations could result in a student being required to remain at home pending enquiries into the incident. A return to college will be contingent upon a Readmission Interview. It may be appropriate to invite parent(s) to attend this interview.
In the rare instance where a student repeatedly fails to meet the expectations outlined in the Sixth Code of Conduct this could, in the final instance, result in a student having their place at Comberton Sixth Form withdrawn. In this case, a student would have the right of appeal.
Page Updated: 12 November 2012
Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 7th November, 6.30-9.00pm
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