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10 July 2019 |
Poster Competition Highlights Attendance Success Across the Federation

Poster Competition Highlights Attendance Success Across the Federation

The White Horse Federation recently ran a competition for students, who were tasked with designing a poster promoting good attendance at school.

The response was outstanding. We received so many excellent submissions from students who clearly spent a great deal of time and effort on their wonderful designs.

There were lots of wonderful entries to choose from, but after much deliberation, our group of student attendance ambassadors selected the following winners:

Overall Winner: Entry from KS2 Pupil at Zouch Academy

KS1 Winner: Entry from Year 1 Pupil at Zouch Academy

KS2 Runner-up: Entry from KS2 Pupil at Moredon Primary School

The winning design is to be used in a series of posts to promote improved attendance across our schools. Certificates have been awarded to everyone who participated, with the winners also receiving gift vouchers.

The competition has shown that we have some very creative students who see the value of education and the importance of attendance, which is a testament to the dedication of both staff and our attendance ambassadors.

Attendance has been a priority for The White Horse Federation over recent years, and great progress has been made across many of our schools. At the end of term five this academic year, all of our primary settings, except one that recently joined the federation, had an attendance percentage exceeding the national benchmark of 95.8%.

In fact, the average attendance of children of statutory school age across all The White Horse Federation’s primary schools was 96.69%. This means that children in our schools are accessing more of their education than is seen nationally, which in turn improves their chances of achieving their full potential.

This is the first time The White Horse Federation has been in this position. In the past, we have had a handful of primary schools with attendance levels falling below the national benchmark.

The current numbers are a result of the hard work of many staff across the federation who encourage children to attend school on time every day. They also demonstrate that our schools are an inviting place for children to learn and play.

The incredible work of our staff is backed up by our wonderful student attendance ambassadors. They act as the student voice and help staff to think of new ways to engage pupils. We are extremely grateful for their hard work and commitment.

Achieving these numbers requires a truly whole-school approach to be adopted at all our primary settings, and the commitment of our schools is making a fantastic impact on attendance figures across the federation.

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