The Liverpool Attendance Awards is an annual event that celebrates the dedication and commitment of pupils with 100% attendance throughout a school phase and the effort of those pupils and families with improved attendance. The awards are part funded by the Families Programme and organised by Liverpool Learning Partnership and School Improvement Liverpool.
16 year-old Rhianna Wilson from Bowring Park has attended lessons every single day without fail since she started St Paschal Baylon Catholic Primary School, before moving on to attend Bellerive Catholic College. In this interview with Paul Salt from Radio Merseyside (49 mins) she talks about how she’s achieved this great attendance record.
Rhianna is one of two pupils who were rewarded for not missing a day at both primary and secondary school. They received an ipad for their outstanding achievements, along with a certificate and specially engraved medal.
29 pupils from 19 schools across Liverpool were rewarded for not missing a day of education during their time at either their primary or secondary school. They received a Kindle, a certificate and medal. A further 42 pupils from 20 schools received certificates and awards for making huge improvements with their attendance.
Eight schools received an Attendance Quality Mark Award – a new initiative to help schools embed robust practices and procedures to ensure school attendance is prioritised.
Elaine Rees, Chief Executive of Liverpool Learning Partnership, said: “We were delighted to award more pupils than ever before at this, the third Annual Attendance Awards. All the pupils and parents should be proud of their achievements.
“As a city we have real challenges over attendance and punctuality and we all need to work together to address this. The event proves that you can improve attendance and it’s right that we acknowledge the hard work of schools, parents and children in making this happen.”
The schools with pupils that had 100 percent attendance are:
Secondary – Academy of St Francis of Assisi, St John Bosco, Alsop, Holly Lodge, Academy of St Nicholas, Archbishop Blanch, Belvedere, St Edward’s, West Derby, Calderstones, Gateacre,
West Derby, Bellerive
Primary – Childwall C of E, Gilmour, Rudston, Bishop Martin, Smithdown and Carleton House