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House Points The school operates a system of rewards which supports the achievement of all students. 

The marking and assessment policy should contain reference to the criteria for the awarding of house points, and this should be monitored by Heads of Subject and Faculty. 

House points are awarded for a range of achievements. 

They are for work that surpasses expectations in terms of effort or achievement, for excellent service to the school or others, or for excellent performance in any field. 

They are not to be awarded for ‘normal’ behaviour (e.g. to students who behave well when they don’t normally). 

That is not to say this should not be rewarded through praise, emails home or phone calls home.

Celebration Assemblies 

Regular celebration assemblies will be held for each House. 

Heads of House will work with tutors to identify criteria for the awarding of prizes to students, with the emphasis being on breadth and inclusion.  

In addition, a high priority is be given to including a celebration of achievement in EVERY assembly – this could be through performance, demonstration or celebration of excellent work, awards, competitions and trophies, or a specific focus. 

Year 11 ‘Prom’ 

The Headteacher aims to invite all students, but makes it clear that this is a reward for students who have made an overall positive contribution to the school 

In Year 11, students might be issued with a “Passport to the Prom”. This will have the criteria based on achievement, attendance and behaviour. 

The Year 11 ‘Prom’ students are invited to the Prom and are asked for a contribution towards the cost of the event. 

Headteacher Commendation Letters 

All staff should actively engage in the promotion of student outstanding work by requesting a letter of commendation to be sent by the Headteacher, with clear reasons for the request. 


Celebration of Achievement 

Student achievement is encouraged and supported through the celebration of achievement. 

Celebration Assemblies take place each half term to recognise students’ progress and achievement. 

Achievement will be celebrated on the Electronic Notice boards, and in newsletters and through press releases as appropriate. 

Students with 100% attendance in a term will receive a reward afternoon at the end of term.