Over this final half term of the school year, our year 7, 8 and 9 pupils are all going to be taking part in an activity called ‘A day’s work for a day’s pay.’ Each pupil will be given a ‘job’ at random by their form tutor and will be told how much they would get paid each day and each week being employed in that role. At the start of the following week, pupil’s will fill out a payslip showing how much they would have earned in the past week, but this is linked to their school attendance. For example, if a pupil is absent for a day at school, they would lose a day’s pay from their job. If they are late to school, they would lose half a day’s pay.
Pupils will complete a booklet during this activity over the next six weeks and in the first tutor session of each week they will fill in their weekly payslip (based on their attendance during the last week) and complete a short reflection activity. In the first of the sessions, pupils will find out what job role they have been given at random and will record how they feel about this and discover how much they can expect to earn daily and weekly.
During the last week of term, there will be a reward for those with the best attendance at their job. Good luck everybody!