Students are expected to attend all timetabled classes, support sessions, enrichment sessions and tutor sessions. Attendance and success are very closely linked. Attendance, and punctuality, for each class is recorded electronically and Personal Tutors receive a weekly absence report. Any absence is investigated and if a Personal Tutor is not satisfied with the explanation given, they will contact you. You can monitor your son’s/daughter’s attendance online through Vista. However, if you are concerned about the amount of time that your son/daughter is spending away from College you should contact their Personal Tutor directly.
In addition, the College will endeavor to notify the primary contact, by the absence text messaging service, if their son/daughter has missed registration in any class. Information on attendance and punctuality is always available online through the Vista for Parents system.
Illness and Absence Reporting
If your son/daughter is unwell and unable to attend College, a parent/guardian ONLY should notify the Help Desk on each day of their absence by calling 01256 417500 or emailing email@example.com. Likewise, if you know your child cannot attend College because of an important appointment (i.e. a medical appointment) you must inform the Help Desk prior to their absence. This information is coded in our electronic registration system and Personal Tutors are informed.
If a student is taken ill during the day they must report to the Help Desk. The Help Desk staff will contact you or another named person in order to make the necessary arrangements for the student to be taken home. Unfortunately we are unable to keep unwell students on site as we do not have appropriate facilities. If the absence becomes long term please contact the Personal Tutor to discuss the situation.
Parents and guardians are invited to come along to our open evenings to have a look around the College and speak to teachers.
Consultation evenings with parents and guardians are noted in the College Calendar. In September we run ‘Meet the Tutor’ evenings for parents/guardians to meet the tutor as a group. Later in the year we run Cause for Concern Consultation Evenings with subject teachers. These are by invitation and letters are sent out approximately two weeks’ before the evening with an online booking system for appointments. If you do not receive an invitation letter you are welcome to contact your son’s/daughter’s Personal and/or Subject Tutors to arrange an appointment.
VISTA for Parents
VISTA is a comprehensive system for monitoring student progress which allows parents/guardians to see a wide range of information relating to their son/daughters attendance, homework completion and marks, regular reviews with personal tutors and review grades given at the end of each half term. At QMC we know how important parents/guardians are in supporting our efforts. We will send out password information as soon as possible in September. View the Vista User Guide and you can log into Vista here.
If you have any queries about Vista then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Central Registry on 01256 417500.