Class Attendance Records
This is a vital record since it helps settle disagreements students or parents may have with their attendance. Many schools and associations have strict attendance requirements as part of belt promotion requirements, so when promotion time comes around, there are always some disagreements about attendance. Detailed attendance records make it easy to settle attendance disputes. They also allow instructors to track student attendance to see if students are attending regularly or if they have been absent for a period, so the instructors may check with them to find out why. Attendance records should be posted so students may check their status daily and question any discrepancy immediately.
Computer student tracking software makes attendance keeping simple. The software may store all student information, keep attendance, print contracts, print testing forms, and may furnish many other useful features.
Contracts and Training Agreements
Many instructors use a contract or training agreement to protect themselves legally and to insure a steady flow of income. There is usually a statement of health condition before training and some form of liability waiver stating that the instructor or the school will not be held responsible for any accidents or other injuries that may occur. Contracts and waivers should be written or reviewed by an attorney. When applying for business loans, written contracts help show the schools guaranteed revenue flow.