Our main rewards system operates through the awarding of Class Dojo points. These points are added to a personal scoreboard so that the children can see how well they are performing throughout the week. The children’s aim is to get as many points as possible.
Dojo points can be awarded for a wide variety of other positive contributions to school and community life such as:-
- Being punctual and well prepared for school
- Acting as a good role model
- Producing an outstanding piece of work
- Demonstrating outstanding effort and perseverance in their work
- Showing outstanding progress in their learning
- Volunteering and helping around school
- Supporting school teams and clubs
- Being a good friend, supporting other children.
- Demonstrating improvement in their personal organisation and independence
- Taking part in community activities
- Taking responsibility for jobs inside the classroom or at other times in the school day.
Thank You Friday
The student who receives the most points during the week from each class is rewarded by receiving an invitation to have a hot chocolate/drink with a member of the SLT on a Friday afternoon. Certificates are also sent home with the children in recognition of their effort and this achievement. The class teacher records this on our behaviour management system as a positive log. While we aim to be a healthy school and promote healthy eating, we recognise that treats such as hot chocolate are acceptable as long as these are occasional.
As a school, we continually promote good attendance and punctuality. As part of this, each class has the opportunity to earn £1 a day when they have full attendance and every member of the class is on time. When the class have accrued 10 full days with 100% attendance and punctuality, they can apply for a £10 ‘cheque’, which they may spend as a class on a treat, democratically voted for by themselves. They can choose whether to save this up for a termly treat or for something bigger at the end of the academic year.
Additionally, the class achieving the highest level of attendance on a weekly basis is celebrated in assembly. The children earn an additional playtime for the whole class and they keep the Attendance Cup for a week. Children with 100% attendance receive a certificate at the end of each term and are congratulated in assembly.
Primary students are nominated for a weekly celebration assembly by staff. They are chosen for excellent work in class or at home. Celebration Assembly is held on Friday morning and parents are invited to attend this assembly by a letter sent home with the child. A certificate to celebrate this will be sent home with the child at the end of the day.
Behaviour at lunchtimes is supported through a separate golden ticket system which can be added to their Dojo points in class. Children who are playing well together or helpful to staff are given a ticket which enters them into a draw for a small prize each week.
For those children who have earned no negative points (e.g. they have handed their homework in on time, completed their reading at home, always arrived with the correct equipment and have had no negative behaviour incidents), a reward session will be put on to celebrate their achievement at the end of a half term. This reward will be decide upon by the classes in the year group e.g. baking, additional PE, craft activity, disco, cinema afternoon. For those children who have had negative incidents, they will continue with their learning in the classroom. The teacher will be able use their discretion, to decide if the children must miss all of the reward session. This will depend on the number and severity of the negative logs.
Termly and Yearly Rewards
We also run a termly Dojo competition and the children that receive the most Dojos across this period get to go to Jungleland on the last day of the term. For the children that earn the most across the whole school year, a free trip is awarded to them at the end of July. This trip varies each year. In 2019, it will be a free trip to the cinema in July.
Additional Rewards Systems
Primary staff may also use class based reward systems that complement the whole campus ethos. This could include ‘Star of the Week’ or ‘Magic Moments for example. Children receiving a ‘Magic Moment’ earn themselves class Dojo points.