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Rewards

Rewarding achievement is key to the ethos of our school. The rewards system aims to encourage and reward academic effort and involvement in the life of the school. Merits are awarded for effort in lessons and for out of school activities at the discretion of individual members of staff. There is a section in pupil planners for recording merits.

Merits
These are normally gained by:

  • Good attendance.
  • Improvement in attendance.
  • Good behaviour.
  • Improvement in behaviour.
  • Good work.
  • Effort in work.
  • Improvement in work.

15 merits in English, Mathematics and Science = 1 certificate
10 merits in all other subject = 1 certificate

Year Tutor’s Award

Certificates from 5 subjects will result in a certificate for the Portfolio of Achievement

Pathway Leader’s Award

Certificates from 8 subjects will result in a Shield

Headteacher’s Award

Certificates in 10 subjects will result in a Trophy

Governor’s Awards

The best Portfolios of Achievement result in:

Bronze: Governor’s Commendation
Silver: Vice Chair of Governor’s Award
Gold: Chair of Governor’s Award

Ceremonies

At the end of Key Stage 3, we formally recognise pupil achievement in July’s Annual Portfolio of Achievement Ceremony, to which parents are invited.

At the end of Key Stage 4 and the end of the Sixth Form, we formally recognise pupil achievement from Year 11 and Year 13 of the previous academic year in December’s Annual Award Ceremony, to which parents are invited.

In addition, pupils in all year groups with 100% attendance are invited, with their parents, to these ceremonies.

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