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Attendance Policy

You need to be in registration by 8.25am. If you arrive after this time you will be marked late.

If you come in after 8.25am you must sign the late book (kept at Post 16 reception). A form should be filled in for absences that are known about in advance (this must be signed by your tutor).

In all other cases Post 16 must be informed of your absence before 9.00am. Anybody marked absent in registration and not in the late book will be contacted at home.

Should you wish to leave the site at any point throughout the day you will need to sign in and out at Post 16 reception.

Poor attendance or persistent absence without informing the Academy will be dealt with.

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Disciplinary Policy

Disciplinary procedures for Post 16 students will mirror the world of work and will happen through a series of stages. Depending on the level of severity of any incident some of these stages could be missed out (at the discretion of the Head of Post 16). A serious incident will be dealt with under the clause of gross misconduct and could lead to instant dismissal.

Preliminary Stage
Tutor will investigate and issue an informal reprimand. The tutor will also provide support for the student. Examples of minor offences – Unsatisfactory timekeeping, Poor behaviour, Unauthorised absenteeism, Missing deadlines, Persistent failure to adhere to Dress Code.

Stage 1
Verbal warning from Assistant Head of Post 16 A note will be made and kept on file. (Disregarded after 3 months if there is not a further problem).

Stage 2
Written warning from Assistant Head of Post 16 Parents/Guardians Informed (Disregarded after 6 months if there is not a further problem).

Stage 3
Formal written warning from Head of Post 16 Parents / Guardians informed and invited into the Academy for discussion. (Usually disregarded at the end of the academic year but can be extended depending on the severity of the incident).

Stage 4
Student will be put onto a contract at this stage by the Head of Post 16. Student will be asked to leave Post 16 if the contract is broken. Parents/Guardians do have the right to appeal Post 16's decision.

Gross Misconduct
Includes – Physical violence, malicious damage, bullying, being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol on site, theft, Introduction of unofficial software onto Post 16 & Macmillan Academy computers.

(Other offences to be decided at the discretion of the Head of Post 16)
A list of students on the various stages will be kept by the Head of Post 16.

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Dress Code

Macmillan Academy Post 16 operates a dress code for all students. Students are permitted to wear what they want, but there are a number of restrictions outlined below which are enforced.

Macmillan Academy reserves the right to determine what is acceptable uniform and students who do not comply will be asked to return home to change. Students should arrive at the Academy in clothing that is appropriate to the working environment and also, seasonal changes.
All students are required to wear their ID Lanyard whilst on the site.

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Please click the link below to download the Middlesbrough Education Transport Partnership Policy Statement for 2018-19

M'Bro Council Transport Policy - Click To Download

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