Here at Shuttleworth College, all of our staff understand the importance of rewards as they show students that we care, that we are continuously looking for them to succeed, and that we want to acknowledge this in many different ways.
We link our rewards directly to the Shuttleworth values both inside and outside of the classroom and they are an integral part of the college’s spiritual, moral, social, and cultural agenda. We take every opportunity to celebrate student successes. This can be within school; with initiatives such as Student of the Week, front-of-queue lunch passes, and form breakfast for the best attendance; or outside of school; with positive phone calls and texts home or reward activities. We also hold an annual awards evening each summer term, where students from all years are recognised for their successes and contributions to the school and wider community, as well as end of term assemblies in which we present star badges and headteacher bars for academic excellence and commitment to learning.
Most importantly, students can earn Reward points through good behaviour. These allows staff to reward students with electronic points which can be cashed in to make payments towards events such as Year 11 Prom and other rewards trips. Additionally, students can use them to make purchases from the stationery shop in the school library, in exchange for Love2Shop vouchers, or to donate to charity.
Students can earn Reward points in a variety of ways. They aren’t just earned in the classroom, but through extra-curricular loyalty cards, random acts of kindness, or excellent home-learning, to name but a few. Below is the full table of how students can earn Reward points.
|100% Attendance for a week||30|
|100% Attendance for a half-term||50|
|Sustained engagement in learning||10|
|Excellent work in class||20|
|Excellent home learning||20|
|Good citizen – manners/attitude/respect||10|
|Random acts of kindness||20|
|Representing Shuttleworth College||20|
|Student of the week||30|
|Values – Community||10|
|Values – Perseverance||10|
|Values – Pride||10|
|Values – Resilience||10|
|Values – Reward||10|
|Year 11 revision sessions||10|
|Helping at Options Evening/Parents’ Evening||20|
Parents and carers will receive a letter on a termly basis informing them of their child’s total of Reward points and how these have been accumulated so that they can stay involved in their child’s success! Students will also be updated on their progress in form time on Mondays.