Students, it is vital that you attend the College regularly. Unnecessary absence can spoil your future prospects. Your parents are required to ring the College by 9.30 am each day you are absent unless they state in advance that you will be absent for a certain number of days due to your illness. If we do not receive a telephone call or reply to the text sent informing your parent that you have not arrived at the College that day we will require a note on your return to the College. Absences not covered by a telephone call or letter within 14 days will be marked as unauthorised absences.
All holidays should be taken outside the college year and if this is not the case permission must be sought from the Head Teacher in advance of the absence but permission may not be granted. If you have to attend a clinic or dental appointment during college time you must show your appointment card to your Form Tutor and sign out at Reception. On returning to the College you must, again, report to the Receptionist to sign in.
Lateness and Illness
If you are late, either in the morning or for afternoon registration, you must report to the Receptionist to receive your mark before going to your lesson. If you are taken ill at the College you must tell your teacher immediately, who may suggest you go to Reception.
If you need to bring medication to the College it must be given to the Receptionist for safe-keeping. No medication must be brought to the College unless accompanied by a
note from your parents.
If you are unfit to participate in Physical Education you must bring a letter addressed to the Head of the PE Department, or a member of the PE teaching staff, explaining the
reason and you are expected to bring your PE kit.
We hope that you will find the move to St Augustine’s smooth and trouble free. However, should you meet with any problems at all, you should always speak to your Form Tutor, the Head of Year 7 or any of your subject teachers who will do everything they can to help you. We take any problem, big or small, very seriously.
Many students worry about the idea of being bullied at the College. We take bullying extremely seriously and are confident that any problem of this nature can be sorted out immediately. Remember always to speak to a teacher or member of staff about this.
Pastoral Support Team
A pastoral support team is available at the College to cover aspects of health and pastoral matters. The Pastoral Support Officer can be found in the Emmaus Suite.