Attendance Competition Update
What do Beats headphones, Nando’s and chocolate crunch all have in common?
Attendance at Ash Hill!
At Ash Hill we have been working hard to promote positive attendance amongst the students to ensure they have the best possible chance to achieve their potential. Continued good attendance is key to students achieving and has been a massive contributing factor in ensuring record-breaking results over the last two years at the academy. We have been running several different initiatives to reward those students who are consistently demonstrating an excellent dedication to their learning. The students' response has been fantastic, and we have seen a continued and substantial rise in the academy’s overall attendance.
Through regular reward assemblies, prize giveaways and focus groups, we are making sure that not only are we recognising the hard work the young people are doing but also allowing them to make the links between their own commitment and the outcomes they achieve. Staff have also been joining in, the leadership team and learning managers were all kitted out in Halloween outfits to reward 100% attenders at the end of October half-term, proving that you are never too old to join in at Ash Hill.
In November, we joined forces with Doncaster Council and Heart Radio to enrol Ash Hill in a region wide attendance competition, that included over 13 other schools in the region. Once again, the students responded fantastically to this competition and there was a real buzz around the academy about attendance; although, the fantastic prizes Heart Radio were offering may have also been a contributing factor to this excitement.
Christmas is offering another avenue to promote student’s attendance, we have run our own internal competition in school, with a selection of amazing prizes for all students who achieve 100% attendance in the last two weeks running up to Christmas. Beats Headphones, Nando’s vouchers and Amazon gift cards are on offer to students who join in for the final push up to Christmas. We are also offering daily prize draws at lunchtimes on the last week of term, to add a little festive merriment around the academy.
Good attendance continues to be an important pillar of a strong academy and over the coming months we will be working even harder to ensure that not only do the students understand this link, but that we also continually rewarding those students who are making positive life choices and choosing to help themselves achieve.
Attendance update - February 2019
Ash Hill is once again joining in partnership with the local authority and other schools in the region to deliver outstanding attendance in the Doncaster area. Not only will this join part of our own internal school push for outstanding attendance but will also give our students a chance to win some fantastic prizes!
This is the second area wide attendance drive that AHA has joined in with in the last six months, with the last campaign not only proving a roaring success In improving the attendance but also delivering three amazing prizes for our students.
The last campaign ran from 19th November to 7th December 2018 and ended with AHA students winning, amongst other things, VIP tickets for the 1975 and tickets for bowling and ice skating. More importantly we saw a rise in overall attendance which ensures Ash Hill keeps going from strength to strength in our campaign for record breaking attendance.
This time, for 3 weeks 100% attendance we can reward students with tickets to see George Ezra, WWE or an iPad Mini. With such amazing prizes on offer it is not surprising that it has proved wildly popular with our students! Of course the long term benefits of outstanding attendance will be the excellent grades that they will achieve at the end of Y11 at the academy, this undoubtedly is a welcome boost and reward for students who are putting in the effort day in and day out!