Aquinas Education have been working with William Booth school for a few years now and they have seen an increase in attendance since we have been able to provide the school with incentives for the projects they already have in place.
This year we have provided the school with two bikes to be awarded to the students who receive 100% attendance over the whole year. These bikes have been presented in an attendance assembly and placed on display in the school so that the children are reminded every day of what they can win if they simply turn up and on time every day.
We have also organised a class trip to the Crazy Golf (Corner house Nottingham)… we were there on the day to witness the fun the children had!
Ben Clarke with pupils from William Booth
Ben Clarke(Consultant Aquinas Education) with pupils from William Booth
The School had a reading project in place to encourage the children to start reading more books in school and at home… we thought that we could make this extra special by organising some of the Notts County Players to attend their assembly to reinforce the idea of reading and how important a good education is.
“We planned a launch assembly and in true William Booth style, all staff agreed to dance with their books to Uptown Funk! We knew the children would be excited by this but wanted to end the assembly with something even more inspiring! That’s where Henri Lansbury came in! Henri attended William Booth to promote a love of reading. Many children are very interested in football and look up to professional footballers seeing them as idols and celebrities. Having Henri visit our classes and talk to the children about the importance of reading really strengthened our messages. Henri made links with reading and football and talked about the importance of lots of practice in order to get better. He also shared a favourite book of his and the year 6 children excitedly got him to sign their books. Thank you Aquinas for organising the visit!”
Head teacher William Booth
Sam Leggitt with Henri Lansbury with the pupils of William Booth
Since our involvement with William Booth school their attendance is really strong, last term they went up another 0.2% towards their target attendance score. Keep up the good work!