Attendance & Punctuality
Students are responsible for making sure that their attendance and punctuality is maintained at the highest level.
DEC Sixth Form Dress Code has been devised by closely working together with the elected members of the Sixth Form Council. The Sixth Form is a key part of our 11 to 19 School and Sixth Form students reflect their commitment by establishing themselves as role models both for the local and wider community. The expectation of DEC Sixth Form students is to uphold exemplary standards of dress so that students in Years 7 to 11 follow their example. As leaders of learning in their own right, students in the Sixth Form will appreciate that appearance creates a learning environment which is conducive towards a positive working atmosphere. The student agreement, which encompasses, as young adults, the duties and responsibilities Sixth Form students have within school, includes adhering to the smart dress code.
If it is deemed that a student is inappropriately dressed, action will be taken according to the agreed staged process. In some instances, we will require the student to return home and change her/his clothes before returning to school.
Head phones and Mobile Phones are not permitted either in lessons or around the school building. Sixth Formers are role models to our younger pupils, therefore must conduct themselves in a sensible and calm manner around the school building.
During break and lunch time, headphone and mobile phones may be used, with sensible usage in mind i.e. not on show to main school pupils and not taking photos of others and posting on social media.
Ball games are only permitted during lunch time- which should take place behind the Sports Hall or in the Gym.
Sixth Form students are expected to study during non-contact time, therefore the common room is for before school, break-time, lunch time and after school use only. At all other times students should be in lessons, or in the library.
Conduct in the library must be exemplary. Younger pupils will be in the library, and the sixth form students must model correct usage and work ethic.
Conduct in the common room must also be exemplary- pupils must look after their space, be respectful of all equipment and of keeping the common room litter-free.
Sixth Formers are expected to meet all deadlines. When deadlines are not met, they will be issued with a sanction in order that they catch-up on the work as necessary. Continual failure to meet set deadlines will result in a review of their place at DEC sixth form, in line with whole school policy.
Sixth Form students are expected to be well equipped for their learning - folders must be well organised (in line with subject folder list) and they must have the necessary equipment for their lessons, as outlined above.
We are very proud of our sixth form at DEC, and encourage our students to be role models to our main school pupils. Students will also benefit from any extra responsibilities they have in applying for University and for future employment. In light of this, students have the following opportunities: