Attendance Competition Update

From Ipad’s to Avengers Endgame 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. 

September and October are an excellent opportunity to reward attendance dedication early in the academic year. Everyone at Ash Hill is keen to ensure that those students that are consistently attending school are rewarded. That’s why we are offering all students maintaining 100% attendance between September 9th and October 12th a movie and pizza night after school that promises to be an excellent evening of fun, entertainment and relaxation. This should results in every student having the motivation to keep up fantastic attendance throughout the initial back-to-school period.

What would school be without a major prize draw? During the last week of the winter term, along with the daily prize give away of Beats Headphones, Nando’s vouchers and Amazon gift cards, Mr Higgins has promised a prize draw for a brand new Ipad, for any student who has maintained 100% attendance to that point. We gave away 3 tablets to lucky students last year and we are looking to beat that this year, but remember the students have to be in it, to win it.

But why wait until the 12th of October or even Winter term? Every week the winning form from each year group will receive a reward from their learning manager and celebrate their form's success. With special mentions in assemblies and individual awards given out every week, this offers a chance for students to be reminded of the importance of good attendance and to gain recognition of their efforts.

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 are also continually rewarding those students who are making positive life choices and choosing to help themselves achieve.