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Month: December 2012
Improving lateness and attendance
For many colleges, lateness and poor attendance among students is an issue. It's always useful to know how other colleges deal with this.
In recent years, a group of colleges in Bristol took action with hard-core poor attenders. A working party was created, students were brought together in groups during tutorial time. After recording their activities, this is what they recommend:
Ask students to work out how many days off they have had themselves so far
Ask students to work out what these days off calculate as a percentage of attendance
In small groups, ask students to think of one thing they could do to feel better about coming to college every day (obviously if 14-16 years old then attendance is compulsory, so the suggestions must be reasonable)
Tell students you will take feedback from groups about suggestions
Tell students that 17 days away from college every year means that they will probably obtain a whole grade lower...
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