Strood Academy’s target is for all students to be attending school as much as possible, with the aim of no student’s attendance being less than 97%.
Recent research has shown:
Pupils with no absence are 1.5 times more likely to achieve 5+ GCSEs A*-C or equivalent and 2.8 times more likely to achieve 5+ GCSEs A*-C or equivalent including English and mathematics.
The difference in achievement is also evident with the English Baccalaureate, where pupils with no absence are around 10.2 times more likely to achieve the English Baccalaureate.
The graph below shows a clear decrease in achievement as attendance decreases:
Along with the incentive of academic success, the Academy is also offering a range of rewards to students who are achieving the outstanding accomplishment of weekly 100% attendance. These will include rewards such as:
Golden Tickets to the front of the lunch queue for them and a friend
A £5 voucher for 100% attendance
An end of the week breakfast morning for the form with the highest attendance that week
Spot prizes, such as Kindle Fire tablets, that occur throughout the term