The Ripley Academy is committed to recognising, encouraging and celebrating the achievement and success of all its students in all areas of school life.
The Ripley Academy wants to create a culture of positivity between staff and students; that students are confident their personal effort, commitment and achievement will be acknowledged, rewarded and recorded.
Students will be rewarded for their positive attitude towards their learning in one of a number of ways ranging from:
- Positive signatures on their reward card.
- Attendance certificates.
- Letters, postcards and phone calls home.
- Acknowledgments during Praise assemblies.
- Certificates or Trophies at the Celebration of Achievement evening.
Members of staff may sign a student’s reward card if they demonstrate one of six scholarly behaviours:
Attendance – 100% attendance for a week, often awarded by Form Tutor.
Punctuality – Arriving punctually to registration (provided they have 100% attendance), often awarded by Form Tutor.
Achievement – Achieving or exceeding their target level in an assessment.
Contribution – Making a positive contribution to the Academy’s learning environment. This may include supporting at school events or representing the school in a sporting event.
Home – Parents/Carers attend Consultation Evening or for exceeding expectations with regard to homework.
Effort – For going above and beyond either in or out of lesson.
The signatures equate to
|Number of Signatures||Academy's acknowledgement|
|50||1st Email home|
|100||2nd Email home|
|300+||Platinum certificate and first entry into start prize draw|
Lucky dip prize for every subsequent 50 signatures and
another ticket for star prize draw