Several new reward & behaviour strategies have been launched in the last half term of school. Students receive raffle tickets every time they make a good choice, use lovely manners, demonstrate good behaviour and for other things such as smart uniform. A draw then takes place every Friday in assembly and the winning ticket earns a prize to be chosen from a selection of items. This has become very popular with a wide range of students as they strive to increase the number of tickets they obtain in order to maximize their chance of winning. It also feels good for staff to be able to physically recognise the efforts being made by students.
Another new behaviour strategy has been the change of time at the end of the day to 2.45pm. Students are still able to leave school at 2.30pm if their behaviour has been good and all work has been completed. However, should this not be the case, students can be kept behind for up to 15 minutes to catch up on any work missed and/or discuss any issues around poor behaviour. This new strategy is proving very useful to aid good behaviour, and it would not be possible without the full support of parents/guardians for which we are very grateful.
STEP points are still being used and students can earn points in lessons and throughout the day if they Stay in lesson, complete the Task, treat Equipment with respect and use Polite manners. However, as a new initiative to start in September, the STEP points are going to help each student to ‘Acquire to Aspire’ reward system. This is linked to the ‘Earn to Learn’ (a subsidiary of Prezzie Box) and students will be able to decide for themselves how and when they spend any credit earned. Using the web page and an extensive catalogue of gifts, they can either cash in with smaller rewards straight away or save up for larger items over time.