Illness or Emergency
In cases of absence due to illness or emergency telephone The College (Joe Harvey extension 763, 01753 881763 by 7.15am. All staff absent through illness are expected to telephone or email work for their classes. This work should be sent directly to the subject leader concerned, not to Joe Harvey. You must contact The College before 7.15am on every day of your absence, until it is known to be a fixed term absence. Procedures for fixed term absences must then be followed if this is the case.
In the case of a hospital, or other medical appointment involving yourself, you will normally be expected to make the appointment outside of normal lesson times. If this is not possible you should contact Sue Tanner for authorisation to be absent from College as soon as the appointment date/time is known. This will then be entered in The College approved absences' calendar. Any requests for absence due to the illness of a relative must be submitted to the Principal using a Leave of Absence form available from Lesley Dawe, Principal's PA.
If there is an absolute need for you to be absent from College for a personal reason you must request and gain approval from the Principal prior to your absence. To do this you must complete a Leave of Absence form (available from Lesley Dawe) and gain written authorisation from the Principal. Once authorised, this will then be recorded in The College 'approved absences' calendar. Examples of personal matters include:
In the case of support staff the same procedure applies. Holiday leave is to be taken in school holiday periods unless prior authorisation has been granted.