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.
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.
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.