school is founded on the belief that all people have talents and all can
achieve. We make it our mission to bring
out the talents of our individual students and to celebrate their endeavours
and successes at all levels. This could be excellence in a subject, meeting a
challenge, making progress or helping another person. Here are some examples of
the many ways that we award achievement:
Merits are awarded
to students during lessons for good or outstanding achievement, progress or
effort. These merits can be used to purchase items in our online merit store. Merits
are awarded by subject teachers, form tutors, learning support assistants,
Heads of Faculty, Heads of Year, Progress Leaders and members of the Senior
logs. Achievement logs
are issued for students during lessons in recognition of good or outstanding
achievement and/or effort during any given lesson. Merits, postcards home or a
Head Teacher’s Award are issued to the student depending on the extent of the
achievement that is being celebrated by their teacher. Achievement logs are
recorded on the student’s file and parents/carers are able to view how many
achievement logs their child has via FROG (our online virtual learning space).
are badges that are awarded that are to be sewn onto student’s blazers. These
badges are to acknowledge any specific achievements linked to certain subject
areas, which may include anything linked to attainment, participation, effort
or progress. The House colour blazer flash is also awarded for 100% attendance
at the end of the academic year during the final celebration assembly of the
half-term the students attend a Celebration assembly for their House. The focus of these assemblies is to award
students for outstanding conduct, sporting achievements, excellent attendance, significant
contributions to the extra-curricular life of the school and to recognise and
celebrate those students that have achieved the highest number of achievement
logs. Student success is also celebrated in the weekly year group assemblies.
postcards and certificates. Certificates are also
awarded during celebration
assemblies. Added to this, subject teachers, Heads of Year, Heads of
Faculty, Progress Leaders and members of the Senior Leadership Team will also
send letters and postcards home to celebrate student achievement.
Award Boards. Each
form tutor has a noticeboard in their form rooms that displays attendance,
achievement and merit figures for their forms.
The Award Board is also used to display information about any other
additional achievements or accomplishments by students in their form.
Evening is a prestigious event held in school at the end of the Autumn Term to
celebrate student success in terms of subject achievement and effort. Awards
are also given for other categories, such as: outstanding performance in
examinations, sporting achievement, contributions to the local community and
student of the year.