Rewards are our way of enabling scholars to recognise when they do things well. This is our way of celebrating when our scholars show confidence, responsibility, act with integrity and are successful. We want our scholars to be model citizens and so will reward these aspects as a way of promoting our values and intentions. Rewards enable us to recognise developing talents.

Precise Praise is essential. Scholars need to know why something they have done is good.

The reward system centres on the awarding of House points.

House points will be based and awarded on the 4 core values of Ark All Saints Academy:

  • Confidence
  • Success
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility

Any scholar who earns 5 House points (one must be for community) will be awarded a commendation certificate.

House points are recorded in the ‘Passport’ in the form of a sticker. The member of staff will sign the House point and tick the relevant core value. They will then enter this House point on ePortal.

Each department needs a display for scholars explaining how to earn House points in their department. Different subjects can create their own criteria for the 4 core values.

For example they may be awarded for:

  • Strong oral contributions (Confidence)
  • Helping another scholar (Responsibility)
  • Strong test/homework performance (Success)
  • Being honest (Integrity)

Vice/Assistant Principals and Director of Learning can award a Silver House point for anything above and beyond the normal House point. This will lead to a commendation certificate.

Likewise the Principal will award Gold House points for strong support for the ethos of Ark All Saints Academy, representing the Academy in some way or to scholars sent to her for special recognition (particularly for excellent academic achievement).

Community House points

Teachers are entitled to award a scholar a Community House point for demonstrating kindness, thoughtfulness or selflessness.

Examples of this type of behaviour might be:

  • Picking up litter, maintaining the school environment.
  • Helping another scholar if lost/stuck.
  • Helping a visitor.
  • Assisting staff with open evenings/school events.
  • Contribution to local community – voluntary work, reading at local primary school etc.

House Awards

The House system fosters a sense of belonging and healthy competition.  All House points/commendations generate House points for the relevant house. Scholar attendance generates House points for the relevant house. Inter-House competitions also generate House points and contribute to the overall House awards at the end of the year.

Rewards programme and House points

The following points system applies to all Houses:

For any House Competition
  • 1st Place 1000 points
  • 2nd Place 500 points
  • 3rd Place 250 points
  • 4th Place 100 points

Should more than one House entry for a competition be fantastic, the House can only earn one rank / one set of points - in other words you can never clean up and come first, second and third.

Scholar awards (awarded only by the Principal) can also earn points for their House
  • Gold House point 50 points
  • Silver House point (awarded by SLT, Heads of House and Head scholars) 30 points
  • Commendation (4 House points + one Community House  point) 20 points
Overview of Rewards Autumn Spring Summer
Half-Term Commendations   
 
Silver House points:      
  • Maths competitions
  • Morning reading
  • 100% attendance

Gold House points:

  • House Art Competition
Commendations   
 
Silver House points:      
  • Maths competitions
  • Morning reading
  • 100% attendance

Gold House points:

  • House Music Competition
Commendations   
 
Silver House points:      
  • Maths competitions
  • Morning reading
  • 100% attendance

Gold House points:

  • House Debating Competition
End of Term Commendations   
 
Silver House points:      
  • Maths competitions
  • Library competition
  • Citizens of the term
  • Morning Reading
  • Scholars who are on their target level in their EBAC subjects.
  • 100% attendance

Gold House points:

  • Scholars who are above their target levels in their EBAC subjects.
  • House Fundraising competition
  • Attendance
  • Sports
  • Music
  • Subjects: Progress and excellence.

a) English
b) Maths

Commendations   
 
Silver House points:      
  • Maths competitions
  • Library competition
  • Citizens of the term
  • Morning Reading
  • Scholars who are on their target level in their EBAC subjects.
  • 100% attendance

Gold House points:

  • Scholars who are above their target levels in their EBAC subjects.
  • House Drama competition
  • Attendance
  • Sports
  • Music
  • Subjects: Progress and excellence.

a) Science
b) History
c) Geography
d) Drama
e) Music

Commendations   
 
Silver House points:      
  • Maths competitions
  • Library competition
  • Morning Reading
  • 100% attendance

Gold House points:

  • Subjects: Improvement and excellence.

a) DT
b) Art
c) MFL
d) PE
e) Computer Science
f) RE

  • Sports Day winners
Assembly Award House Points
Most improvement – Persistence – number of sub levels in each subject 150
Academic excellence in each subject – highest level 150
Most improvement in Reading 150
Reader of the Year 150
Civitas Badge for most contribution to Ark All Saints Academy and to the community 250
Scholars with 100% attendance for the year 150
Scholars on or above target in all subjects 250
Sportsman/woman of the Year 200
Scholar with most commendations 150
Scholar Mentor 50
House Attendance 1000
House Academic Achievement for whole year 1000
House Sports 1000
Overall House Cup -

The role of staff in collecting and managing House points

  • Pastoral Tutors can analyse House points by looking on ePortal.
  • House points display charts should also be kept up to date in the coaching room.
  • This is the responsibility of the Pastoral Tutors and their Scholars.
  • The Head of House will update notice-boards accordingly.

Rewards and commendation assemblies

At the end of each term there will be a commendation assembly for each year group to acknowledge the successes of our scholars and the commendations they have received.

At the end of terms 2, 4 and 6 there will be a “Rewards Assembly‟, which not only recognises the special achievements of scholars but also celebrates the winners of the House Competitions and overall House Winner.