We seek to positively reinforce the high standards that we expect of our students.
Class teachers award merits for students positive contributions to the school community. These may be for classroom based reasons such as a good commitment and dedication to work and homework but they can also be issued for good deeds and helpfulness.
Each form tutor has two Golden Tickets to give out each week. These are handed out by form tutors at their discretion and can be for a variety of reasons. The Golden Tickets can be redeemed at the canteen at morning break for food items up to the value of £1.
Once every half term students are awarded certificates for 100% attendance. Each half term form attendance data is also analysed and the best attending form in each year is rewarded with a free breakfast.
Each half term form punctuality data is also analysed and the most punctual form in each year is rewarded with a free breakfast.
At the end of each half term the behaviour and rewards data is analysed. Any student who has 100% attendance, 100% punctuality and has received no sanctions are put into a year group draw. He five students who are drawn out of the hat in each year group receive a gift card.
Students who demonstrate a positive attitude to learning are invited to attend the Attitude to Learning rewards trips.
Students are selected based on the tracking data that is sent out to parents three times a year and refers to the attitude to learning grades that teachers award to students.
At the end of each academic year we invite students to attend a selection of trips. These trips are a way of celebrating the good behaviour, attendance and punctuality of the students. As a result, students have to meet certain criteria to be eligible for an invitation
A first class education requires full attendance.
Attendance percentages are not like examination results; an attendance percentage needs to be in the high 90’s before it can be considered good. Consider the following examples:
In order for an attendance record to be deemed good it must be 95% or above:
Each year, a number of students in every year group achieve 100% attendance records, showing that this is an achievable target.
Additional support arranged through:
Our legal duties aside, the main consequence of continued non-attendance for your son could be reduced exam grades, a poorer education and limitations on job/career opportunities.
Remember - students have to attend to attain.
We would like to thank the majority of parents and students who continually co-operate, helping us raise attendance levels. However, with your help, we can continue to improve our standards.
We consider good attendance to be of such importance that we place a great deal of emphasis on it, and put considerable resources into promoting it. Below are listed some of the strategies used:
It is the policy of this school that all students wear a school uniform. This ensures that we have a code of dress which is both attractive and practical and in which there is no social or financial distinction.
The school expects students to conform in terms of personal presentation.
Our school image is important to us and, since first impressions often count, we want our students to present a smart, business-like appearance. This is important on all those occasions when they need to present a positive image, not only of the school community, but also of themselves as individuals.