QUOTE(Scooby Doo @ Jul 16 2012, 11:37 PM)
I like to think that I know my pupils well enough that I would have picked this up if it was actually the case.
Sadly, it's not always so easy, because things which seem trivial to us, for example having to walk through a Year 9 class to get to the practice room, can be horrifying for the younger ones. What's worse is that they know
it's irrational, so will make up any excuse other than the reality!
The PE department are notorious for making life difficult for pupils
I know what you mean. PE is soooooo
special, and it's absolutely impossible for pupils to miss part of a lesson and catch up with the hit-ball-with-stick exercise....of course, if they have to leave school half-an-hour early to get to their football tournament, everything else jumps to attention.
I'm sending a copy of the register with reports at the end of the term, so that should lead to a few interesting conversations!
Only their own register, I hope? You could get in hot water if you actively share information about other pupils in this way...
QUOTE(Seer_Green @ Jul 16 2012, 11:29 PM)
How about a sign like we now get at the local surgery? Something along the lines of:
Last month X number of lessons were missed
This amounts to X number of wasted teaching hours which could have been offered to other pupils
These are typical in surgeries now, but I doubt they have any effect. We all know that 10-minute surgery slots are impossible, and the no-shows are the chance they have to catch up (while castigating the public). I suppose my life as a peri was similar at times...