Student Rewards Scheme

Ellis Guilford Rewards

Rational for giving!

Rewards are given to show students that we notice, when they are Being their Best.

How do pupils earn points?

  • Attendance– 18 points for every full day attended (3 points for each lesson )
  • Reach points awarded for showing Responsibility, Engagement, Ambition, Confidence and being Helpful.
  • Achievement Points awarded for completing Challenge Tasks to extend their learning
  • Achievement Points awarded for extra effort with Home Learning
  • Achievement Points awarded for being a Leader in the classroom
  • Reach Beyond points awarded for students work and involvement outside the classroom which include extra-curricular and whole school contributions. (5 points per session / contribution)

Day-to-day Rewards

  • Faculty Postcards – Sent home after receiving 25 Reach Points across a faculty
  • Faculty £5 INTU voucher – Awarded to students after receiving 3 postcards from a faculty
  • House £5 INTU voucher – Awarded to students who show improved behaviour across all subjects
  • Bronze, Silver & Gold certificates – Awarded to students when they recieve 1000, 2000 & 5000 Achievement Points
  • Faculty / House Star Awards – Awarded once a Half-Term, a £25 INTU voucher

Long Term

  • Rewards Trips – At the end of each term, a Rewards Event will be put on for students with the best ATL grades
  • Prom cash in – Students can cash in points for money off end of year prom and merchandise
  • Awards Night – Students are nominated by the Faculties and House Teams for a variety of differnet categories
  • Year 8 Graduation – Year 8 students are awarded for showing they are ready to begin their GCSEs

How do points add up?

100% attendance = 3,510 points, 95% attendance = 3,334points

Reach Points

When and why to give them?

Reach points are given to students who show a real commitment to their learning and produce something special!

Students need to develop their intrinsic desire to improve. Reach points should be given to develop this!

Some Examples:

 Showing Responsibility:

  • Students supporting others learning in a responsible and engaged way
  • Students taking the lead and contributing to small group tasks and positive outcomes
  • Students going out their way to support peers and staff in the learning process
  • Students can work independently and produce work to a high standard

Showing Engagement:

  • Students showing a high level of concentration and focus in lessons leading to good progress and work output which is at least in line with their predicted levels and beyond
  • Students contributing well in class discussions and group work
  • Students demonstrates hard work ,reflection and resilience in producing a well presented end product/ piece of work
  • Students produce good homework reflecting application and independent learning
  • Students are able to work independently, showing focus and willingness to achieve set goals/objectives

Showing Ambition:

  • Students going the extra mile to achieve their goals
  • Students showing creative ideas to achieve success
  • Students willing to take risks in order to achieve their objectives
  • Students showing imagination, resourcefulness, and analytical skills to solve problems

Showing Confidence:

  • Students show ability to complete tasks on time with confidence and self- efficacy
  • Students show high level of self-direction and planning in producing work to their expected levels of achievement and beyond
  • Students show strong communication skills and are not frightened to take risks in expressing their opinions, producing work
  • Students are pro- active with their learning and pre-emptive in dealing with setbacks and problems with their work
  • Students show strong self- belief and resilience and lead others by example

Being Helpful:

  • Students supporting others learning in a responsible and engaged way
  • Students taking a pro- active role in supporting the teacher to facilitate learning
  • Students taking responsibility for their own learning, showing a willingness to work independently and in groups
  • Students showing a positive mind set and self-efficacy to take on new challenges and work tasks

Reach beyond points

These points are awarded to all students who take part in and support school activities outside the normal school day. These include competitive fixtures and events, extra-curricular clubs and activities, school duties and supporting house and whole school / community events.

Students earn 5 points every time they take part or contribute towards one of the above activities