Hundreds of Strode’s students have been commended again for achieving either 100% attendance, or for achieving excellence progress in the second term of the academic year.
The students were invited to celebrate their achievement where they were presented with a small token chosen by the Student Council and placed into a prize draw. Assistant Principal Amanda Down then drew the winning tickets and presented the ten lucky winners with £10.00 Amazon vouchers for attendance and ten lucky winners for excellence. Our congratulations go Eleanor Breaks, Clara Taylor, Emma Hearne, Matthew Hook, Amy Mawer, Xeuyen Le, Nick Arnold, Dominic Birn-Pratt, Emily Flynn and Callum Howell for winning the attendance vouchers. While Roxanne Payne, Bethany Hearn, Paul Taplin, Chris D’Rozario, Matthew Hook, Francesca Harn, Eleanor Breaks, Kirsten Graven, Courtney Rodd and Isobel Berry celebrated by achieving excellent awards vouchers.
This was the second time we celebrated excellent, as we already have half termly attendance events that celebrate 100% attendance and these have been popular and students involved last year when surveyed reported that the events and campaign had an impact on their motivation to maintain their excellent attendance.
Therefore, we decided to involve more students by introducing and receiving nominations from staff every half term for the students who they believe are worthy of public recognition at the events with a positive email also going to parents at the same time.
There will be significant prizes at the end of the academic year for students who have 100% attendance or who have been awarded an excellence award. To incentivise other students to continue to improve excellent motivation or attendance, the clock will start again giving everyone a new opportunity and to receive a prize.