Aquinas Education’s Primary consultants Sam Leggitt and Ben Clark joined forces with Nottingham Forests #1 Goal keeper Karl Darlow to present an interview style question and answer session for the children of Southwark primary school. The students were given the chance to interview Karl Darlow about his training and his time at Forest. This was used to help launch the Attendance Award for the whole year.
Attendance is a very important topic at Southwark. We have seen their attendance scores rise dramatically in the time we have been supporting them with their attendance projects.
Karl was there to tell the children about what would happen if he didn’t turn up for football training, which is something the children could understand and then put into practice in their lives at school. We are very happy that Karl has taken time out of his hectic training schedule to help provide an important lesson for the children at Southwark Primary.
Following is a testimonial from Southwark school’s Principle;
I am writing to inform you of the fantastic support we have received from Aquinas Education this year at Southwark Primary School. We have been working closely with Rosie McLaughlin who has provided some fantastic prizes for our children to support the attendance initiatives we have in school.
We have been able to really increase the profile of attendance and punctuality this year and have introduced a 100% club following the donation of four bikes to the school which will be raffled off at the end of the year. The bikes have got all the children talking about attendance and they are extremely excited to be in with a chance of winning them.
We have also been able to offer our highest attending class a trip to the cinema (a first for Southwark) thanks to Rosie’s hard work. This along with the meal vouchers she has provided have helped to get families just as excited as the children themselves.
Our attendance figures this year are currently up from 95.6% to 95.7%, which doesn’t seem like much but for our school is a great achievement. This has definitely been helped by the support we have received from Aquinas Education and we look forward to working with them more in the future.
We are thrilled that Southwark School are improving their attendance and we will continue to think of new innovative ways to keep the children interested in attendance and punctuality. Well done Southwark Primary School.