One of the key measures of success for colleges is the retention rate for students on our courses.
Unexplained student absences or patterns of irregular attendance are important signs that students are at risk of dropping out of courses and/or facing significant life issues.
Speedy action to contact the students, and when appropriate their parents and employers, following such absences is an effective way of minimising the risk that such absences will lead to the student leaving college.
This procedure aims to ensure that a consistent approach is adopted across college; making sure all students are aware of and enabled to meet their obligations to attend regularly and punctually. It promotes early identification of concerns and implementation of follow-up support as required.