Hi all just got a question you if you can help it would be fab
(Do excuse my spelling)
I was at college on Wednesday and my tutor wanted to go through our attendance, it came on to this girl in my class who has been off for 6 weeks of not more, one of out tutors had a word with her as it was protocol to speak to student when they haven't been and there attendance is low.
Any way the tutor looked at her attendance and it was 58% or something around 50 sumic %, my tutor said to Betty (that isn't her real name) that her percentage is low but we know you haven't been well.
Then she came to me, as mine is 80% and I was told it was low and I have to work on my attendance. I'm shocked and now I'm pretty mift off, she has been off cause she had a cold and it is fine for her to be off, but I have a medical condition that I can't help and I get threatened to get chucked off my course. Where is the logic? Now I don't know if I'm using the correct wording or not (so I apologise in advice), but is it discrimination or not?
My other tutor told me I would be put on a 2 week contract for my attendance and to come into to college even if I feel extremely unwell (so I explained if mine really unwell it can take me longer to get ready depending on the pain). So the plan is to go into college even if I feel ill! Then come get my mark for my attendance, then if I'm not well I will be sent home. I have done that but I have to tell the tutor that I was going home (I have never been sent home as of yet!) as I wasn't well enough to stay. All I got was if you keep going you will have your problems going on the level 3
I'm sure they think I make this condition up, I asked my tutor and said do you want me to get a letter off the doctor as proof that I have this condition and she said yes it would help!
So the question is do I complain because it feels like they are bending the rules for one student but I'm being told my attendance is low however iv gone from 60% to 80% attendance and it still feels like its not good enough
Merry Christmas everyone