Behaviour and Motivation
Every student in Years 7-11 will receive achievement awards (AAs) for excellent work, effort or contribution to the school community. These are rewarded with Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum awards which will be achieved by gaining a certain amount of AAs. In addition to this, for every 10 AAs, students receive a raffle ticket which is entered into a draw for half-termly prizes.
If you gain a Bronze Achievement Award, you will receive a certificate signed by your Head of Year.
If you gain a Silver Achievement Award, you will receive a certificate signed by the Assistant Headteacher.
If you gain a Gold Achievement Award, you will receive a certificate signed by the Headteacher and a gold coloured badge.
If you gain a Platinum Achievement Award, you will receive a certificate signed by the Headteacher, a gift voucher and a platinum coloured badge.
Tutors will be able to confirm the thresholds for each award to students in September,
We know that unfortunately, students occasionally do get things wrong. Here, a clear distinction is made between minor and more serious or repeated offences, as reflected in our Ladder of Consequences.
Every effort will be made to keep parents informed and the very best way to do this is by checking the logbook regularly. The school is exceptionally fortunate to be able to offer support to both students and parents where necessary, but students and parents need to be clear that we will not accept behaviour which affects the learning of others.
It is also important to add that persistent disruption or defiance, abusive behaviour, bullying, violence, vandalism, smoking or drug taking could lead to serious disciplinary action being taken by the Headteacher, including fixed-term or permanent exclusions.