Attendance and Study Days

We use a college management system to monitor attendance and punctuality and assess progress using Firefly and SIMS.

All students are expected to take responsibility for regular attendance and punctuality. If a student is absent because of illness or other unavoidable circumstances, please telephone or e-mail the school as soon as possible. If college is not notified of an absence, a call may be made to the home. If the absence is known in advance, a brief explanation should be sent to the form tutor via email or a call to school reception (0151 319 4120 or to explain why before the absence takes place should be made. Holidays should not be taken during term time.

The workload increases dramatically from GCSE to Level 3 and students need to have a practical approach to their learning. In addition, those students studying a level 1 or 2 qualification will have to manage their studies to include GCSE resits in maths & English Language. Good organisation is crucial, as is the ability to work independently, whilst seeking advice from tutors.  Making the best use of time, both in and out of school is vital to success. Level 3 courses require students to work substantially beyond lessons. Students are required to develop independent study skills of research and reading around their subjects. Students will be set homework and coursework assignments, plus revision for tests, assessments and examinations, all of which should take place outside of lessons. Students must make time to study; balancing work and relaxation is difficult at first. It is important to have a sensible work-life balance.  During this present academic year students are required to attend 3 full college days which combine formal lessons with football coaching during each afternoon. Students are required to engage with home learning as stated above using our office 365 platform and Firefly to access all resources and tasks. During study days students should complete independent tasks and all are welcome to attend football training sessions if they wish to do so.