Regular use of praise in lessons, form time and outside of the classroom is an effective means of building strong teacher/student relationships and helps to promote positive behaviours.
To enhance the merit system and provide further opportunities to recognise and celebrate success the following activities will run throughout the 2013/14 academic year.
Form Group Celebrations
To encourage good attendance and positive behaviour each form group will focus on the average form attendance and total number of merits earned on a weekly basis. A form of the week will be identified in respect of both of the above and this will be consolidated with a termly Merit Cup and Attendance Cup being awarded in each year group.
A student in each form group will be identified as “Star of the Week” and this will be show cased outside the relevant Key Stage Office.
Each half term, coinciding with the school data collection points, each department will be asked to nominate departmental Stars in each year group. Three students should be nominated from across the ability range, for each year group, for each of the following categories:
This means typically there will be 45 stars each half term per subject which, throughout the course of the academic year, will give recognition to a significant number of students.
The names of the Stars should be published on Curriculum notice boards with photographs of the students.
The school will continue to celebrate success through the annual rewards evening and celebration evening.