Student’s observance of punctuality and attendance regulations is essential, this policy is designed to stress that students are required to attend their lessons at the time and date established for their course.
Students must fulfil this requirement in order to successfully meet the academic program objectives and achieve the corresponding qualification.
Any failure to attend, late arrival or leaving before the end of the lesson will be recorded on the attendance register.
It is expected that registered students will attend their courses on time, within the established timetable. Arriving in the class up to 20 minutes after the start of the lesson is considered a late arrival. Students must notify the right person if they think they will be arriving late to the lesson. Arriving early is beneficial for the student as it ensures the compliance with the course timetable. Late arrivals or leaving before the end of the lesson is considered a reason to take corrective action.
The rules to calculate non-attendance are shown below:
- An unplanned absence of at least half of the schedule of a daily lesson will be calculated as a full day absence.
- An absence of one or more consecutive days will be considered as a complete absence and loss of the whole course, for example: if the student doesn’t attend the lessons for three consecutive days for a period, it will be considered a cause for the loss of the aforementioned level, resulting in the need to repeat this level.
- If the student comes back after a day’s absence (due to illness) and leaves again due to the same illness after having returned for more than one day, then it will be considered as a complete absence.
Repeated cases of truancy could result in a warning and the suspension or loss of the course.
In the case that the student is not able to attend the course, they must notify it in advance to the right person and no later than the starting time of the lesson, so that the necessary arrangements can be done and in order to access assistance to manage the repetition of the course.
Absence for three or more consecutive days without giving notice to the right person will be considered as a voluntary end of the course and will lose the registration for the corresponding course.
This Student Truancy Policy has been approved by the General Manager of LTN, on April 22 2021, coming into effect on this exact date.