Our Rewards are one of the ways we demonstrate that we CARE about the choices our students make. We set out to encourage a sense of belonging, community and ownership.
Across the school – inside and outside the classroom – staff consistently practise a rewards system that provides our pupils with opportunities to be recognised and praised for their academic achievements, progress, contributions to the school community, behaviour and attendance. We strongly believe that pupils should be regularly and fairly rewarded for their achievements, to not only celebrate pupils’ successes, but to also inspire and motivate young people to achieve their very best and become confident, independent learners. This vision, in turn, raises standards and improves behaviour and attendance.
Rewards are applied by teachers but are triggered by students. Most importantly, we must praise students who simply make the most of their learning in lessons every day.
A teacher can choose to award a student with a bronze merit (worth 1 merit) a silver merit (worth 3 merits) or a gold merit (worth 5 merits). These merits are collated into a performance table and shared weekly with the students. At the end of the school year, the top 75 students are invited to a special awards assembly where they can win some superb prizes, as seen below. For the PowerPoint Assemblies that were shown to the students click on the links below.
In 2015 Sam Crompton in Year 7 won an Apple I-Mac, which was kindly donated by a local company.
As well as numerous winners accross the school, the overall winner of each year group were awarded a brand new Windows Linx Tablet.
- Year 7 – Laura Rowan
- Year 8 – Lewis Imeson
- Year 9 – Megan Credland
- Year 10 – Elizabeth Williams
The winners of the Windows Linx Tablets for most merits in each year group were:
- Year 7 - Amelia Rosa
- Year 8 - Kessi Shutteworth
- Year 9 - Hannah Waring
- Year 10 - David Gibbons
2016 Key Stage 3 Reward Assemblies