The Academy rewards pupils in a variety of ways, be it for progress or effort, attendance and punctuality, extra-curricular activities or contribution to Academy events.
Every department within the Academy has their own way of rewarding pupils. This allows classroom teachers to reward the pupils for various things, for example, showing sustained levels of high attainment and/or progress or consistently high grades for their Commitment to Learning (CtL). Stickers, postcards, letters of commendation, phone calls to parents and raffle tickets to win prizes are just some examples.
Alongside this, the Academy has a system of rewarding pupils at various points throughout the year that gives every pupil the opportunity to have their achievements celebrated in a public forum. This may be through assemblies, a ‘rewards lunch’ with the Senior Leadership Team or Principal and an annual ‘Commendations Evening’.
Click here for Celebrating Success 'In the News' Brochure 2017
Jack Petchey Awards
The Academy is part of the Jack Petchy Achievement Award Scheme. Almost 2,000 schools, colleges and youth organisations throughout London and Essex run the scheme, which contributes millions of pounds each year. The scheme is a reward and recognition initiative which enables schools and youth organisations to celebrate the achievements of their young people as well as receive additional funding.
The 2017 winners were: