Praise / Rewards
The system at Hatch End High School
Praise and Rewards are one of the fundamental ways we demonstrate that we CARE. We set out to encourage a sense of belonging, community and ownership. The school is continually developing and extending a range of events and activities which will encourage that sense of belonging. We CARE about embedding intrinsic motivation in all of our students and actively promote a growth mind-set. In addition, rewards will be given in as many areas of school life as possible (so they are accessible for all students) and form a continuous process throughout the school year. Rewards are applied by teachers but are triggered by students.
Rewards may also vary over the academic year according to on-going review and research. The school will also apply a range of different rewards over the year according to how it feels outstanding behaviour, effort and academic achievement should be acknowledged.
What do we give Praises for?
Students are automatically awarded a Praise if they gain a ‘1’ in a lesson for positively engaging in the lesson (see Points per Lesson information) but they also earn Praises for doing something above the normal expectation – e.g. an outstanding piece of homework.
We monitor that no group of students are over or under represented in our allocation of Praises.
The following rewards are presented:
|Award||Praises required||Action taken|
|Subject Tokens||Each subject teacher holds subject tokens, mini cards attached to each subject area, awarded for exceptional effort or achievement, such as superb contribution to a lesson etc.||Each lesson, each subject teacher has the opportunity to award a single token to a deserving student. Students are encouraged to collect a full set of tokens.|
|Headteacher's Certificates/Letters of Recognition||
Awarded for a range of achievements:
Reward assemblies are held in December and March by Year group and in a series of formal ceremonies in the Summer Term.
Some students will get more – deservedly – some will get less, but all staff will endeavour to award Praises consistently every day.