Rewards and Consequences

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."
--Aristotle, Greek Philosopher

Recognition and Reward

At Kings Langley School, we believe that students should be recognised for the things they do, their contributions to the school community, and the conscientious effort they make in their learning, both academically and as an individual.  Rewards can be short-lived but recognition empowers students to build self-esteem as well as recognising the impact that they have on their own progress and development.

 Students in all year groups (Yr.7-13) are awarded ‘recognition points’ for a wide variety of reasons (Examples of recognition points) and we encourage students to consider how being recognised in these areas, can contribute to a rewarding and enjoyable time at our school.  We aim to support student well-being and self-actualisation by recognising the positive actions they take every lesson, every day.

Recognition points build up to certificates which recognise the value and commitment of student’s making personal and academic progress.  There are five categories, bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and diamond.

30 recognition points = Bronze Recognition Certificate

60 recognition points = Silver Recognition Certificate

90 recognition points = Gold Recognition Certificate

120 recognition points = Platinum Recognition Certificate

150 recognition points = Diamond Recognition Certificate

Each half term, parents/carers will receive notification of how many recognition points their son/daughter has and what the next milestone certificate they can aim towards.  We encourage parents/carers to consider what reward they consider appropriate to support every child in achieving their full potential.

Headteacher commendations are awarded to students who have displayed a significant contribution to the school community, exceeded in a specific field, exhibited remarkable character virtues, or contributed to the school in other ways.  These are awarded throughout the year and are nominated by staff in all areas of the school.

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