Start of the School Day
The bell goes at 8.25am, at this point students should make their way to lessons.
A missed bus. Lost keys. The car won't start. Most people will have experienced being late for school or work or even a social engagement. Whilst it is accepted that everyone will be late once in a while, persistent lateness in a school can have a huge effect. The individual who is late will miss important information and may find it more difficult to gain a college place or work permit. But it is not just the individual who is affected. Staff and other students can also be affected.
Please support us by getting your child to school on time.
Lessons start at 8.30am.
When students miss the beginning of lessons they may become frustrated because they are unclear as to the purpose of the lesson or may miss essential information such as homework.
Teachers have to stop teaching the whole class and turn their attention to the late individual to repeat the lesson objectives or other information that has been missed.
Teachers are encouraged to do their registers at the beginning of lessons during the starter activity so that learning can be uninterrupted.
If students are late the teacher has to re-open the electronic register to add the student's mark. This takes attention away from teaching the whole class.
If more than one student is late the teacher may have to repeat the objectives and re-do the register more than once. Each time this happens it causes disruption to the whole class.