Rewards and consequences
At our academy we respect our students by having high expectations of them in terms of their:
- attitude to learning
The choices that our students make have consequences:
- positive choices lead to praise and rewards.
- negative choices are challenged and can lead to sanctions.
Staff keep a record of positive and negative behaviours on a website called Class Charts (www.classcharts.com) which students and their parents/carers can also access.
Praise and rewards
Every time a student does something well, they receive Class Charts points. There are many different categories, ranging from excellent presentation to effort in a lesson, leadership and taking part in extra-curricular activities.
Class Charts points can be redeemed in the online shop, where students can buy pens and pencils, vouchers for high street stores or can put the money towards academy trips.
Other ways in which we recognise the achievements of our students include:
- praise from teachers, including postcards for good effort in lessons
- certificates and badges presented in assemblies for achievement in lessons and attendance
- rewards trips for good attendance and behaviour
- end of year and end of school ceremonies
Dealing fairly with negative behaviour
Our students have the right to learn in a safe environment, without disruption from other students. Our system of consequences is there to keep our students safe, to create a calm environment for learning, and also to give students a chance to reflect and change their behaviour when it falls short of our expectations.
Staff follow a consequences grid to ensure they treat students fairly and consistently. The grid has seven levels, from C1 to C7. The grid is published in our full Behaviour, Rewards and Sanctions Policy.
The different levels help staff to treat similar poor behaviours in the same way. Students who face consequences are expected to improve their behaviour – if they do not, they will move to more severe levels of consequences.