Our Medal Awards System recognises and rewards students who respond in a manner that enables themselves and their peers to be the best they can be. It is based around four key principles:
The school year is split into 6 review periods. At the beginning of the first review, each student starts with gold medal status. Students stay at this status, unless staff give a negative entry from one or more of the key principles. The more negative entries given, the lower the medal status; gold to silver, to bronze, to trainee. Depending upon their medal status at the end of a review, interventions will be implemented.
At the beginning of the next review each student will start with gold medal status.
Students who maintain their gold medal status throughout a review receive a reward chosen by the student council.
Additionally students receive reward trip points: 3 points for gold, 2 for silver and 1 for bronze. Points are added up at the end of the year, with the totals triggering a reward. These include a free trip to a theme park, in-school cinema, and in-school alternative days.
Students are also rewarded in the following ways:
- Verbal praise
- Subject postcards
- Head teacher postcards
Whenever a student presents behaviour that results in themselves, or their peers, not being able to learn and progress, a consequence will be applied. The aim of the consequence will be to enable the individual student to re-engage in their learning, resulting in themselves and their peers successfully learning and progressing.
We recognise that the consequence may be different for individual students, and that what impacts positively on one students’ behaviour might not with another.
Consequences of challenging behaviour might include:
- Contact with parents
- Pastoral referral
- Small group work
- Parental meetings
- Alternative provision
- Pastoral referral
- Referral to the North West Leicestershire Learning and Inclusion Partnership (NWLLIP)
- Negative entries
- Referral to outside agencies
- Statutory Assessment