Rewards and Consequences

Students who have excelled what is expected of them will be rewarded with a credit.

Credits are awarded to students by teachers for attainment and effort. 

Credits add up to certificates. There are four categories: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

Here's how it works:

30 credits = Bronze certificate

60 credits = Silver certificate

90 credits = Gold certificate

120 credits = Platinum certificate

Colour Awards

Student success will be acknowledged and celebrated by the award of certificates in the following categories:

  • Arts
  • Community
  • Academic
  • Sports

The criterion for achieving these awards is listed in the student planner. Awards colours must be earned in sequence, i.e. to attain Silver students must have previously attained Bronze etc. For example, Year 7 students should be achieving Bronze so they can get their Silver award in Year 8, and Gold in Year 9 and so on.

The achievement of TWO silver awards in different categories will entitle the student to wear a half colour tie during or after the Summer Term in Year 9.

The achievement of TWO gold awards in different categories will entitle the student to wear a full colour tie during or after the Summer Term in Year 10.

Students in receipt of half or full colour ties are role models and must set and maintain exemplary standards for other students. Therefore, these awards are always at the discretion of the Headteacher.

Bronze Award

Silver Award

Gold Award

Platinum Award

Certificate

Certificate

Certificate

Certificate

 

2 x Silver

2 x Gold

2 x Platinum

 

½ colour tie

Full colour tie

Prize

 

CONSEQUENCES

Red Card System

There are three types of Red Cards; during lessons, out of lessons and homework red cards. Please read the behaviour policy for an explanation of the consequences.

Red Cards During Lessons

Red cards are issued to students who disrupt teaching and learning, or refuse to accept staff authority. This is in addition to the normal consequences we use to manage behaviour. Red Cards are issued when the normal means of reprimand have been used and persistent disruption of teaching and learning occurs. The issue of Red Cards is recorded on the school administration database.

Red Cards are also issued for the following:

  • Chewing gum 
  • Not complying with mobile phone policy
  • Swearing
  • Play fighting

Detention for Behaviour for Learning Red Cards: Students are expected to attend detention without fail (including Saturday detentions) and a letter will be sent home to parents when a detention is set. Please note that when a letter is sent home regarding a detention that has been set, it is not a request that your child attends—we are informing you that your child will be there.

Homework Red Cards

A red card for homework is issued if a student fails to complete homework or homework is of an unacceptable standard.

‘Prep’ for Homework Red Cards

If a student accumulates three red cards for homework they will be required to attend a compulsory ‘prep’ session. ‘Prep’ sessions run on a Wednesday from 3.15pm.

Students are encouraged to attend ‘prep’ sessions voluntarily to do homework or private study.

Detentions

Detentions are held after school on Mondays from 3.15pm. A letter will be sent home to parents when a detention has been set.

Please note that when a letter is sent home regarding a detention that has been set, it is not a request that your child attends - we are informing you that your child will be there.

Red Card for Behaviour Sanctions

  • 3 Red Cards - Letter home to parents - One hour after school detention 
  • 6 Red Cards - Letter home to parents - One hour after school detention
  • 9 Red Cards - Letter home to parents - One hour after school detention
  • 12 Red Cards - Short Saturday detention - 1 hour
  • 15 Red Cards - Long Saturday detention - 2 hours