At High Well School we give the achievement of good attendance and punctuality high priority.
The pupils who achieve good attendance are offered reward for their effort. The reward system is as follows:
- Every pupil who achieves 100% attendance, or has the most improved attendance are awarded with a certificate which is presented for them to take home.
- Parents/carers are sent a positive message home to offer thanks for their support.
- Pupils who achieve 90% or above in their attendance and those making significant improvement in their attendance are rewarded with a luxury hamper
The class with the best attendance over a half-term receive a reward meal in school provided by the kitchen. This may be special pizzas, or a 'take-away treat'!
A display board on the main corridor in school, displays pupil's achievements and is updated weekly.
Behaviour and Learning Rewards
All pupils at High Well have a personalised target, created after consulting the outcomes in the Education and Health Plan. This is bespoke for each pupil and in line with their next steps to make progress socially or emotionally. The opportunity to achieve the personal target is available in each of the six daily lessons and the teacher will review the target for each pupil at the end of the lesson and confirm using Class Charts - our parental engagement software. There are also opportunities to achieve the personal target at break and lunchtime - providing eight opportunities each day.
Each class will agree upon a half-termly total which pupils need to achieve to meet the class target. Some classes incorporate different levels of success, so the rewards may be different for different pupils depending on their success at meeting their target. Each class has a rewards budget per half-term, and they are able to decide, with the support of the staff in the team, how to spend this. It could be on an experience or an item for the class to use at break or lunchtime. Some classes may choose to save these to have more money available in future. The reward will only be available to those who have earned it. This process is a pupil led exercise (with adult support) where pupils decide what success looks like and what is an appropriate incentive. By handing responsibility to the pupils for which rewards they should receive and the levels required to attain a reward, we firmly believe that they will be more invested and committed to meeting their personal targets.
Targets are reviewed on a half-termly basis and amended where appropriate, once again using the pupils' personalised outcomes in their EHCP.
An example of how Class Charts communicates a target being met with a parent