A new ‘dividend’ scheme to boost Academy attendance has been a successful and popular new addition since it was launched in September.

Pupils at Brownhill and Woodlands Academies in Leeds earn stamps for attendance, similar to the old Co-op ‘divvy’. They can then exchange the stamps for sweets and other goodies at a pop-up store, stocked with Co-op products.

At Brownhill, attendance in the first half term has risen by 1% since this scheme started. This might not sound like a lot – but it represents an extra 288 days of school attendance.

Frank Norris, Director of the Co-operative Academies Trust said:

“We are really grateful to the Co-op for providing all the products for the pop-up shop.

“The incentive scheme has really caught the children’s imagination. It not only boosts attendance but also teaches them important lessons about the value and rewards of hard work.”