Rewards

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.  Matthew 25:21

At All Saints’ Catholic Academy, there are many opportunities to receive rewards, recognising both academic and pastoral achievements. They are based around the All Saints’ Way principles,  which are key characteristics we aim to develop in every student.

Giving praise and recognising and rewarding students’ positive behaviour are the most
effective way of ensuring all students feel valued and enjoy their learning. All Academy staff will use encouragement regularly and we believe in celebrating and rewarding success. If young people are rewarded consistently for meeting expectations and achieving their best, others will be encouraged to act similarly.

Achievement points

The Academy rewards achievement points to students in lessons based on a percentage system. To keep it fair for students, a 10% rule for each class is applied, which is always rounded up. E.g.

8 students in a class = 1 achievement point awarded (0.8).
20 students = 2 achievement points awarded (2.0)
32 students = 4 achievement points awarded (3.2)

A ‘1 point’ achievement point is awarded for:
An excellent piece of work, great effort, good progress, a positive contribution to the lesson, courtesy and consideration of others, interform participation

A ‘3 point’ achievement point is awarded for:
Contribution to the wider community, consistently following the All Saints’ Way, winning an interform competition

A ‘5 point’ achievement point is awarded for:
E-card sent home each half term, Tutor praise postcard, Senior Leadership Team superstar postcard

A ‘10 point’ positive achievement point is awarded for:
Termly Commendation winners

Parents can use the Insight system to look at the points achieved by their child. Achievement points are balanced against any negative behaviour points and this gives students their ‘conduct points’. This allows students to access reward opportunities throughout the year.

Ongoing rewards

Praise Postcards are sent home or given to for students who have performed particularly well in lessons.

Senior Leadership Team Superstar Postcards are given to students who have done something exceptional that deserves to be recognised by the Senior Leadership Team.

Weekly awards (certificates, trophies, treats) are presented to students during Acts of Worship, Assemblies or Tutor Time each week. These include;

  • The top 10 Students with the highest conduct points
  • Top 2 students (boy and girl) with the highest conduct points
  • The form group with the overall highest conduct points
  • Head Teacher award for a student in each year who has shown outstanding work inside or outside of the classroom and is getting involved in the school community.
  • E-Cards sent home via Insight by classroom teachers for 3
    students per class at the end of each half term.
  • Tutor praise postcard. Handed out to 3 students per tutor group at the end of each half term.

Commendations

  • Each term there is a Commendation ceremony where certificates are awarded for a variety of achievements including;
  • Curriculum awards for a girl and boy who deserve acknowledgment of academic
    excellence and one award for the most improved student in each subject.
  • The boy and girl with the highest conduct points at the end of the term.
  • The form with the highest conduct points
  • A Year Progress Leader and a Senior Leadership Team award given to a student
    in each year who has done something exemplary during the term.
  • The ‘Our Lady of Lourdes’ award for a student who has demonstrated outstanding
    Catholic characteristics.
  • 100% attendance awards will be presented in addition to pastoral awards.
  • An award for the most improved behaviour award to recognise students who have made
    a concerted effort to change.

Reward Days

Students who show excellent attendance and attitude and always follow the All Saints’ Way. These include;

Chat and Christmas/Easter treat in Tutor Time (100% attendance and consistently following the All Saints’ Way over a term)

A Cultural Capital and Aspirations Reward Day (Years 7-10) at February Half Term. Eligible for students nominated by curriculum areas and form tutors and students who have participated in extracurricular and represented the school. There will be a range of activities in and out of school linked to subjects, careers and developing cultural capital.

End of Year Reward Day (Years 7-10) for students who have received enough conduct points (see below) across the academic year will be given the
opportunity to get involved in trips.
Options could include; Alton Towers, Space Centre, Bowling, cinema visits and activities around school.

Depending on how many conduct points a student has will determine which activities they will be able to access, with the higher profile trips e.g. Alton Towers requiring a certain amount of conduct points by the end of the Year.

The school cannot guarantee that all students achieving gold and platinum awards will go on an end of year trip but we will try to ensure as best we can that all students get the reward that they want.

Insight
Please sign in to the school Insight system to see where your child is picking up reward points and praise. Please be aware that the reward points system is based on net points so negative points are taken away from positive. This is to ensure that it is students who behave consistently in the right way who are more likely to get the best rewards.

* The school reserves the right to adapt the rewards and the criteria for rewards if deemed necessary to ensure that students are adequately rewarded for their efforts

Conduct points
200 Platinum

Access to gold trip at the end of the year

Platinum certificate and pin badge

Entry in the prize drawer for a £100 voucher of your choice at the end of the year

150 Gold

Access to gold trip at the end of the year

Gold certificate

Entry in the prize drawer for a £50 voucher of your choice at the end of the year

100 Silver

Access to silver trip at the end of the year

Silver certificate

Entry in the prize drawer for a £25 voucher of your choice at the end of the year

50 Bronze

Access to bronze trip at the end of the year

Bronze post card

Rewards throughout the academic year

October half term:

E-cards (curriculum and pastoral). Years 7-11.

Year 7 shining star awards. This is an award specifically aimed at year 7 students who have no behaviour points, 100% attendance and have made a positive start at All Saints’.

Christmas:

Commendations Years 7-11.

Chat and Christmas treat in tutor time (100% term 1 and consistently following All Saints’ Way).
Years 7-11.

February half term:

E-cards (curriculum and pastoral). Years 7-11.

Rewards Day (Years 7-10) – linked to Cultural Capital and Aspirations. Staff nominate students to
participate.

Easter:

Commendations Years 7-11.

Chat and Easter treat (100% term 2 and consistently following All Saints’ Way). Years 7-11.

May half term

E-cards (curriculum and pastoral) Years 7-10.

Summer:

Commendations Years 7-10.

Sports Day Years 7-10.

Rewards Day Years 7-10. Based on conduct points achieved over the academic year.