Attendance and Punctuality
In comparison with the same time period last year (September/April) Attendance has risen and continues to rise. We have recently set up a number of initiatives to increase our figures further. As an academy, we have set up cross- city Attendance Committee. The average attendance of secondary academies and schools citywide is 93.4%, but ASA are almost reaching the national average- which is impressive!
Behaviour and strategies at ASA
Data shows us that on our return after the Easter break, we have had a calmest start to a term since 2011. In addition to our consistent standards, we also attribute this calmer start to term to the introductions of the following new systems.
Introduction of the academy ‘bell.’ Students are now aware what time they must travel to their learning areas after break and lunch. Staff also. This creates a very calm start to two of our otherwise most unsettled periods of the day. A closely monitored ‘Lesson Ready Routine’ also promotes this.
Introduction of the ‘RED’ Unit into ASA
(Restorative/ Educational Development Unit) We have expanded and drafted into the academy, one of our most successful sanction / learning facilities, along with the experienced staff members who run it. We have created greater capacity within the unit and the unit appears to be acting as a deterrent to challenging behaviours within the academy.
Relocation of the SLOs office
This situation of the office has ensured less unnecessary traffic passing through the office on a daily basis, creating greater capacity for the SLOs and pastoral staff to patrol- also creating a deterrent to challenging behaviours.
We hold regular and exciting Attendance Challenges to raise student attendance at the academy. Students compete individually and as tutor/house groups for the chance to win a range of prizes, including reward trips to Gravity Trampoline Park. We were recently visited by Hull sporting legends, Dean Windass (Hull City) and Stanley Gene (Hull KR), who presented students with certificates for excellent attendance followed by Rugby and Football coaching sessions.