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WEEK 4 - Friday 29 September 2023

Hello and welcome to this week’s Head of Year Blog. 

Attendance is a fundamental aspect of a student's life that often goes underestimated. It is not merely about being physically present in class; it signifies a student's commitment to their education and personal responsibility.  

Recognising the connection between attendance and responsibility and how these two elements are crucial for academic success.  The Link between Attendance and Responsibility: 

1. Punctuality Matters: 

Being on time for class is the first display of responsibility. It shows respect for your teachers, fellow students, and the value of the education being provided. Arriving late disrupts the learning environment and reflects poorly on your sense of responsibility. 

2. Consistency is Key: 

Regular attendance fosters discipline and consistency. It is a demonstration of your commitment to learning and achieving your academic goals. The responsibility lies in maintaining this consistency throughout the academic year. 

3. Accountability: 

Taking responsibility for your education means attending classes even when it is challenging. Whether it is a difficult subject or a busy schedule, accountable students find a way to be present and engaged in their learning. 

4. Active Participation: 

Attending classes is not just about sitting quietly. It is about actively participating in discussions, asking questions, and seeking help when needed. This level of involvement showcases a responsible attitude towards your education. 

The Benefits of Attendance and Responsibility: 

1. Improved Learning: 

Regular attendance allows you to stay up-to-date with subject material, making it easier to understand and retain information. Responsible students actively engage in the learning process and, as a result, perform better academically. 

2. Preparation for the Future: 

Being responsible with attendance sets a valuable precedent for the future. The workplace values punctuality and accountability, making these traits essential for career success. 

3. Stress Reduction: 

Responsible students experience less stress because they are well-prepared and organised. Knowing you have attended class regularly and engaged in your studies alleviates the anxiety that can come with procrastination. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Have a great weekend. 


Mr Julian

Head of Year 9

Mrs Green

Assistant Head of Year 9