Our Rewards are one of the ways we demonstrate that we CARE about the choices our pupils 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 pupil. Most importantly, we must praise pupils who simply make the most of their learning in lessons every day.
A teacher can choose to award a pupil with merits during a lesson. These merits are collated into a performance table and shared weekly with the pupils. At the end of the school year, the top 75 pupil are invited to a special awards assembly where they can win some superb prizes.