Sixth Form – New Monitoring System of Lateness

Dear Parents

New monitoring system of LATENESS in the Sixth Form Secondary Phase: 

As from Monday 7th December, we will be extending the system that is currently used with Years 7 to 11, to Sixth Form students in order to promote good timekeeping at Caroline Chisholm School. Registration and assemblies in the Secondary Phase start at 8:45 am. Therefore, all secondary students, including Sixth Form students, should be in school by this time and we would encourage them to be in the school by 8:40 am at the latest. We believe punctuality is an important personal quality and a valuable professional attribute; we also expect Sixth Form students to act as role models for younger students within the School. For this reason, we will be implementing some changes in the way we address Sixth Form students’ lateness.

Students have been informed in assemblies today of the new Sixth Form system to monitor lateness.

Any Sixth Form student arriving after 8:45 am without a valid reason will have a detention from 3:15-3:30 on the same day.  Parents will be informed of this detention via School Comms. Sixth Form students will also be reminded that failure to attend the 3:15-3:30 session will result in a 30 minute after school detention the following working day. 

Any student failing to attend the 30 minute after school detention will automatically spend a double study period in isolation on a date to be informed. 

A record of lateness to school can have a negative impact on references requested by future employers, recruitment agencies and colleges who often ask for information from the school. Punctuality is considered to be an important quality that employers class as essential.

We hope you can appreciate our efforts to promote this important personal quality.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely

S Haines
Head of Sixth Form