Postcards are sent home to our pupils and parents to recognise and praise a pupil for a particular achievement, act or effort. The exceptionally positive feedback from pupils and parents alike, suggests that this method of rewarding our pupils is highly valued and appreciated by all. All subject teachers, as well as the pastoral teams, use postcards to celebrate achievement and pupils really value receiving postcards as they provide them with a physical reward as recognition of their hard work, effort and commitment.
Achievement Assemblies are held termly and are an excellent opportunity to celebrate achievements in a formal, high profile manner. Through analysis of our Rewards system, individual subject nominations and attendance records we use Achievement Assemblies to praise and recognise the whole term successes of pupils who have consistently and continuously pushed themselves to achieve well. These are led by the House Mangers.
There are a wide range of categories that students are recognised for in these Achievement Assemblies. These include rewards for attendance, rewards for excellent contribution to the school through enrichment, rewards for subject achievements and rewards for the number of achievement points achieved by form.
End of Year Celebration Evening
The Celebration Evening are another high profile event within our rewards system. Celebration Evenings commend our nominated pupils for going the extra mile in one or more subjects or within the school community as a whole. Pupils can be nominated for an outstanding academic or sporting achievement, for achieving success against the odds or for making an exceptional contribution to the wider school community. This prestigious event is an opportunity to formally invite parents along to join us in commemorating their child’s successes and achievements. The evening includes an award ceremony hosted by the Senior Management Team, Directors of Key Stage and Head of Subjects. This gratifying evening is concluded with drinks and nibbles and a chance for staff, parents and pupils to chat informally. This part of the evening is welcomed by many and completes a fantastic evening celebrating the outstanding achievements of our students.
Whilst it is not expected that all students will be invited to this event every year, it is our aim to ensure that all students, within a year group, receive an invite at least once during their five years in the main school from year 7-11. These Celebration Evenings continue in the Sixth Form, where students have a further opportunity to showcase their talents.