Rewards & Recognition

Our values are at the heart of all our rewards and recognition. We believe in celebrating and rewarding the achievements and successes of the individuals within our school as well as the school community as a whole. We strive to “Be the Best We Can Be” and encourage our young people to aim high and believe that no goal is out of reach. Our weekly celebration assembly is an important way for us to celebrate excellence and spotlight pupils who have shown effort.

Pupils are awarded house points by any adult in school which are tracked and shared through Class Dojo. House points are awarded for displaying any of the Larks Hill values of resilience, learning, independence, respect and collaboration in lessons.

House points are also given to pupils for their:

  • Impressive learning behaviour
  • Positive attitude and outstanding manners
  • Exceptional behaviour
  • Completion of homework tasks

The weekly totals for each of the houses are shared by House Captains in a celebration assembly. Half-termly, the House with the most points receive an extended playtime and afternoon treat. At the end of the academic year, the House with the most points overall receive a special ‘surprise’ treat.

Star of the Week Certificates

A ‘Star of the Week’ certificate is awarded to 1 pupil from each class every week. The teacher / adults in the class are responsible for selecting recipients based around a school focus for the week (e.g. resilience, presentation etc.). Children are presented with a certificate during our celebration assembly.

Curriculum Certificates

Each week, three pupils are awarded a certificate for their achievements in Reading, Writing, Maths and Sport. Pupils are selected to celebrate their strengths in attainment or efforts. Children are presented with a certificate during our celebration assembly.

Headteacher’s Certificates

Pupils receive a Headteacher’s certificate for demonstrating exemplary learning behaviours or for outstanding achievements. Along with their certificate, pupils receive three house points to recognise their accomplishment. Children are presented with a certificate during our celebration assembly.

Attendance Rewards

We know how important attendance is to ensuring pupils are able to maximise the opportunities to fulfil their potential. Every week, children who have attended school each day have an extended break time on a Friday. In addition, at the end of each term, all children with 100% attendance receive an end of term treat and those with 100% attendance for the whole year receive a special end of year ‘surprise’ treat.

Dinnertime Awards

Our Dinner Supervisors each have a pack of stickers to award pupils who display impeccable behaviour and kindness at lunchtime both inside the dinner hall and outside on the playground. Pupils are then recommended for a Headteacher award or Star of the Week.

Twitter: Showcasing Excellence

Throughout the year, we recognise pupil achievements through our school Twitter account. These include pieces of exemplary work, winners of sporting tournaments, performance in a school production, receiving a headteacher certificate, fundraising events, the list goes on! Please make sure you follow us on Twitter, @PATLarksHill to keep up to date with all our activities and to help us celebrate the successes of our wonderful school community.

Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly

The annual Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly is a special event in the school calendar and provides an opportunity to celebrate our Year 6 pupils before they head off to High School. Pupils’ families are invited to the school to attend a special assembly which celebrates all their primary achievements.