House points are to be awarded to those going above basic expectations (see examples below). House points enable staff to acknowledge a student’s positive contribution as well as advising the parent/carer via the BROMCOM app.
Inclusion: Exhibiting model citizenship e.g. demonstrating kindness, including others, being helpful, responding maturely to situations, politeness.
Collaboration: Demonstrating an ability to work effectively within a team.
Resilience: Overcoming an obstacle in learning and demonstrating courage.
Respect: Understanding others views and showing consideration at school.
Success: Excellent work in a lesson. Work that is completed with care and attention to detail.
Phone Call Home
Correct uniform and equipment
Extra curricular commitment
Positive emails home
Staff are encouraged to regularly contact parents/carers in order to highlight and recognise a student’s consistently positive attitude.
Postcards (based on MPS values)
Students will receive postcards on special occasions which recognise the school value they have demonstrated as well as specific comments about their achievement or when they have been awarded 20 House Points in a subject area. A house point will also be issued to note when a postcard has been sent home in the post. E.g: Success - representing the school at an event or Resilience - working consistently hard to overcome boundaries with learning.
Postcards to be awarded based on the MPS values, which are:
Individual Threshold Awards based on House Points
Individual awards will be given to students in half termly house assemblies and Whole School celebration assemblies. The thresholds are based on the total number of house points earned throughout the academic year.
100 house points
Email home and certificate from Learning Mentor
150 house points
Email home and certificate from HOY
225 house points
Letter home and certificate from Deputy Headteacher
300 house points
Letter home and certificate from Head of School
350 house points
Letter home and certificate from Executive Head
‘Zero Heroes’ - Zero Behaviour points in a half term - HOY team
Postcard to be sent home for students at the end of every half term.
All students with zero behaviour points to be entered into a draw - 6 students per year selected and £10 Amazon voucher awarded.
Following each progress report - HOY team
After each report, students with all ‘great’ and ‘good’ comments receive an email home. Students with only ‘great’ receive a postcard sent home.
Learning Mentor Student of the week - Learning Mentors
One student per learning mentor group, per week. Email home from Learning Mentor and house point detailing the specific achievement in relation to school values.
Learning Mentor Student of the term - HOY
One student per year group, per term. This student will be chosen from the selection of students who have earnt learning mentee of the week within the year group. Email home from HOY to parents/carers and £10 Amazon voucher awarded in whole school celebration assembly.
Termly Faculty awards - Heads of Subject/Lead Teacher
1 student, per year, per category awarded subject certificates for: Progress, Attainment, Effort.
Subject Student Ambassadors
Each faculty to have 2 teacher chosen ambassadors per class. These students will wear badges. Roles include:
Helping teachers in specific faculty areas
Supporting other students
Supporting and running subject house competitions
Support/run break/lunch activities. eg sports/arts/music/book club
Helping with learning mentor time activities
Supporting in cover lessons
The totals for each house will be displayed on the school website.
House Celebration Assemblies - every half term
Whole School Celebration Assemblies - every term
In these assemblies achievement will be recognised in all forms. House point threshold certificates, faculty certificates (progress, attainment & effort), attendance, sporting achievements and out of school achievements will all be celebrated and rewarded.
In the Whole School assembly (Summer term) the house with the highest number of house points will be awarded with the MPS House Cup.
Fortnightly 100% vouchers
A Form is drawn by the Head of Year every two weeks, a name is randomly drawn by the HoY. If that student had 100% attendance over the previous two weeks they will get a £10 amazon gift voucher.
Learning Mentor Group Breakfasts
100% attendance by a Learning Mentor group in a week will get a breakfast - Pastries, Juice etc, during the following
Top Attendees of the Academic Year (Those who got 100%)
All get the Head of School certificate for outstanding attendance at the end of the Year.
100% Attendance for the Term - Family Restaurant Voucher
Students with 100% for that half term only are put into a draw. The Head of School will pick two names out at the end of Term Assembly where the student will win a restaurant voucher for their family to recognise the students and the families efforts in ensuring they didn't miss a day of that term.
100% Attendance for the Year Award Draw
Students with 100% are put into a Draw. The Head of School will pick the name out in the End of Year Assembly where the student will win a prize for the family to recognise the students and the families efforts in ensuring they didn't miss a day of the academic Year.