Where do I start and what Awards can I achieve?
Each pupil will start with Zero points, and will be awarded a certificate for reaching certain points thresholds:
- 10 points Bronze Award
- 20 points Silver Award
- 30 points Gold Award
- 40 points Platinum Award
All points certificates will be presented at the end of session assemblies in the last week of term.
How do I gain points?
A merit will give pupils 1 point and will the awarded for the following:-
- Putting in extra effort in class
- Improving your behaviour
- Always doing homework well and handing it in on time
- Doing an outstanding piece of work
- Making an outstanding contribution in class
- Doing well in an extra-curricular activity
- Helping others
All pupils who have not received a dress code slip, a late card or a demerit slip will be entered into a monthly ‘Purely Positive’ prize draw.
Points can also be deducted!
Below is a list of all the things pupils can lose points for:-
- Shouting out
- Talking over others
- Damaging equipment
- Swinging on chairs
- Not handing in homework on time
Pupil points totals will be published weekly. Where a pupil falls below the 15 point threshold they will be restricted from taking part in school functions, excursions etc. Parents/carers will be notified when a pupil reaches this threshold, however as soon as we have a concern parents/carers will be contacted to work together to resolve the problem.
In addition the points system pupil late coming and dress code will be continually monitored. The trigger points below will generate the action outlined (NB: holiday periods do not count in the monitoring period):
Our late coming procedure are currently under review (November 2009).
Where a pupil is issued with 3 or more dress codes within a two-week period, this will result in a letter being sent home from the Head of House.
If the pupil is issued with 2 or more dress codes within the following two-week period, this will result in a second letter being sent home from the Head of House.
Should the pupil be issued with one or more further dress codes in the following two-week period the Head of House will invite the parents/carers into school to discuss the matter and work together to resolve the problem.