It’s easy to get trapped into a negative culture when it comes to school behaviour but at ASA the ethos of our pastoral system is to establish high standards through rewarding positive acts. Whether it’s the applications of our school values of Respect, Community, Courage and Wisdom or simply meeting our high standard of behaviour and attitude to learning, students (just like adults) are motivated by success. Yes, success breeds success so here is how ASA rewards can be earned in the three key stages.
All the rewards below were devised following consultation with a range of different students, something which is the driver for this important area of school life.
Key Stage 3
Students in Years 7 and 8 have been provided with £700 towards a big end-of-year trip to, for example, Flamingo Land.
Yearr 9 requested an Odeon Luxe cinema end-of-term trip for students who have 200 or more stamps and/or 96%+ attendance to school and £700 towards a big end-of-year trip.
Key Stage 4
Year 10 asked for a bowling end-of-term trip for students who have 200 or more stamps and/or 96% attendance and £700 towards a big end-of-year trip.
Year 11 requested Love to Shop or bowling vouchers at the end of each half-term for students who have 200 or more stamps, 96%+ attendance and full attendance to SPS. An additional incentive was Bronze/Silver/Gold Prom discounts earned by achieving 96%+ attendance, 500 or more stamps, excellent behaviour/uniform and a full SPS Passport (to be issued following the PPEs). The full breakdown of the Prom rewards/criteria will be shared with Year 11 in due course.
Key Stage 5
Year 12 and 13 wanted an end-of-year trip for the top 40 attenders and the top 40 most improved, based on each half-term’s performance.
The overriding principle in the rewards system above is to have short and long-term positive motivation so that all students feel they can make the best choices when conducting themselves around school.
So, this is a call to all students, to believe in giving yourselves a fresh start, and a reminder to staff, that a small act of praise can make all the difference to a student.
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