The 100% Attendance Club
Maintaining an attendance record of 100% is a brilliant achievement and one that we are delighted to reward and celebrate. Students who achieve 100% attendance will be given a much-deserved place in the 100% Attendance Club. Membership of the club entitles students to a range of rewards, including celebration activities, trips and pop up events throughout the year.
A 100% Attendance Club pin badge is presented to students when they enter the club. It is expected that this badge is worn with pride, on the school blazer, at all times around the Academy. This is a student’s pass to a raft of rewards and treats including a specially allocated queue in the dining room, ensuring priority and speedy serving at lunch and break times. If any student is found to be abusing the badge, for example by loaning it to another student, the privilege of being in the 100% club will be removed.
Students that are members of the 100% attendance club from October half term will be those that secured 100% attendance at John Smeaton Academy following the 100% Attendance Club student launch assembly on Friday 17 September. Since October half term, we have welcomed to the club every student that has achieved 100% attendance since Friday 17 September. Students stay in the club and experience all the perks that go alongside this for as long as they maintain 100% attendance. This is reviewed weekly by the Attendance Team and any student who drops below 100% will hand their pin badge back to school.
Throughout the academic year, we will host several large-scale events to reward our students for their fantastic attendance; this is a way of recognising the incredible achievement in maintaining 100% attendance.
We know how to celebrate in style here at John Smeaton Academy: our first large-scale event included a fairground ride called the Miami ride, as well as giant inflatables, an ice cream van and a Wild West photobooth, alongside amazing food stalls. Members of the club also had a phenomenal opportunity to win a flight over Leeds in a helicopter!
Our future events will also include fairground rides and many other games and activities; all will be revealed throughout the academic year. We will therefore be requiring parents/carers to provide us with their consent in order for their child to be able to access the rides.
We recognise 100% Attendance as being a huge achievement and one that needs significant reward and celebration! Therefore, only students with 100% Attendance will be granted access to the club. The 100% attendance club is a reward for those students who show resilience and excellent attitudes to school. We do, however, recognise that in some cases, absence from school is unavoidable. Examples include students being absent from school:
- to mark a religious observance, including attending the wedding of a family member.
- to attend a specialist medical appointment related to a lifelong medical condition.
- to grieve for, and attend a funeral of an immediate family member.
In all cases where a parent / carer is seeking an exception to be made, the Principal must authorise this. Please complete an ‘Exceptional Circumstances form’ and return to the academy by email or post.
Students who maintain attendance above 97% will be able to access some of the same rewards given to those in the 100% Attendance Club. The Attendance Team may, when appropriate, also provide incentives and rewards specifically targeted to individuals or groups where it is seen fit.
An exceptional circumstances form does not need to be completed if the only absences are due to self-isolation.