Charles Saer School Wins The Golden Ticket
Published by Lucy Bradwell for The Regenda Group in Housing and also in Communities, Education
Winner Jordan Gregory celebrates his golden ticket with Head Teacher Carolyn Thackway
Attendance at Charles Saer Primary School in Fleetwood has improved dramatically thanks to a project part-funded by North West housing provider The Regenda Group.
Angela Welch, Project Manager at Regenda said: “The project at Charles Saer Primary School, has led to a real turnaround. The school had been regularly monitored for a number of years because of poor attendance, however now the school is in the top 40% in Lancashire for attendance and is no longer being monitored.
“The project is about rewarding children who have good behaviour and good attendance. We’ve found that this is a really positive way of encouraging children into school and recognising and rewarding them for doing the right thing.”
Each week the children with the best attendance and behaviour are presented with a ‘golden ticket’ during their school assembly. These are put into a prize draw at the end of each week and the winner is awarded a treat, which could be a trip, for example to the cinema, ice skating or to Alton Towers.
This year the school is also promoting excellent punctuality. The class which has lost the least number of minutes through lateness each half term is rewarded with a free breakfast for each pupil.
Carolyn Thackway, Head Teacher at Charles Saer Primary School said: “As a school we work closely with Regenda to raise the aspirations and improve the life chances of our pupils, the majority of whom live in Regenda properties. Regular attendance at school is a key factor in determining educational success and with the help of Regenda we have beaten our challenging target of 95% attendance by reaching 95.4%, a real improvement from 93.8% in 2009/10.”