We recognise and celebrate success throughout the school, whether it is a one year old who has made their first mark with a pencil or an 11 year old who has won a gold medal in sport.
We know that personal achievement can be shown in many ways and as a school we embrace and share in that success, from academic excellence to social confidence.
Our rich and fulfilling school life provides many opportunities for our students to achieve at the highest levels, as well as grow and develop in personal and social confidence. Indeed, in a recent parent survey 95% of our parents indicated that their child was happy at school, and can see that their child is developing in confidence and independence.
As well as our teacher’s giving regular positive feedback and praise to the children, we use school reward systems. These allow us to reward personal achievement immediately in school.
Throughout the school house points are awarded to children for both academic and sporting achievements. Certificates and a strong house team spirit foster individual and team motivation to do well and grow.
Our youngest children may be ‘spotted’ for doing something challenging or caring. It may be listening carefully, helping a friend or answering a question in class, for example. Classes from Reception to Year 6 collect class marbles, given out by members of staff to individual children and whole classes for being polite, helping others, showing perseverance and working collaboratively. Each jar of marbles can be exchanged for a pre-determined class reward, which gets larger with each jar collected.
Good manners and excellent behaviour are highly encouraged in school. The ultimate accolade is a place in the Star Citizen book reserved for those who consistently demonstrate acts of kindness, generosity and good manners.
All of this personal achievement is celebrated in many ways; in classrooms, on displays, in assemblies, in the newsletter, on our website and throughout the wider community through different media.
Contact us to find out more about how we celebrate success in school and how successful our students have been.