We hold Friday assemblies where two children from each class are presented with a special reward for success in a particular area, such as reading or helping others. We always praise effort as well as attainment and believe this motivates children to be better learners.
On the last Friday of each month we have a Values Assembly. Children and staff 'Values Role Models' are chosen for showing and living our values at school and at home.
Each class nominates a child who has best shown the Value for that month. The child wears a 'Values Crown' for the day with great pride, is awarded with a special certificate and their photo is displayed on our Values Wall of Fame!
It is very important that children have as little time off school as possible and as such we give out attendance rewards. Each week each child in Year R who has attended school every day will receive a lucky dip prize.
In addition to this, each week one class per year wins the attendance reward, getting to keep a special teddy or trophy in their classroom for that week. Each child in the winning class for each year group also receives a special attendance sticker.
Each half term children who achieve between 98-100% are rewarded with a lucky dip prize. Children who achieve 100% attendance for a full term are rewarded with a special visit/outing or gift. In the past these children have enjoyed a cinema experience in school, a picnic in the park, and a visit from a children's entertainer.
We involve the children when discussing and setting the school's 'Golden Rules', and the expectations on how they should behave both in school and at home.
It is important that they understand why we expect them to behave well, and by asking their opinion it empowers the children, and makes the rules easier for them to follow.