At St James’ we aim to consistently recognise and reward both the individual and collective achievements of our children. At the centre of this are the school’s core values of Family, Faith and Excellence: Values which we feel promote behaviours and actions that will create global Catholic citizens.
As such, we run a range of different rewards systems and incentives with the hope that this will allow us to recognise and reward as many children as possible.
Children can receive Value Points for displaying the school’s values of Family, Faith and Excellence. If a teacher feels a child encapsulates any of these values they will award either a Family Point, Faith Point or Excellence Point. We expect children to receive lots of these points as we know that many of our children display these values consistently.
Below are just some of the rewards and incentives we run at St James’:
The children in each Year group with the most Family, Faith and Excellence Points will be rewarded each week with a ‘Values Pass’. There are two ‘Values Passes’ they can receive. One entitles them and one friend to move to the front of the queue at break or lunchtime and the other entitles them one free meal at break/lunch and move to the front of the queue. These are usually given out during assemblies by the Head of Year each week.
Half Term ‘Experiences’
Each half term children have the possibility to qualify for an in school experience, this will change each half term to offer children new and exciting experiences. The half term rewards are based purely on the current half term and the children will receive their reward in the last week of the half term. This allows us to reward as many children as possible and should a child not qualify for one half term reward they have the same chance as everyone else to qualify for the next set of rewards.
The top two children who have the most Value points in each Form in the penultimate week of half term will qualify for these in school experiences. Those two children in each Form will be allowed to invite one other child from their Year group to share the experience with.
Children who achieve 100% attendance for a two week period are entered into a draw to receive a shopping voucher. One child in each year group is awarded each two weeks throughout the year.
At the end of the term 1 children who achieve 100% attendance during the full term will receive a Christmas gift and at the end of the term 2 children who achieve 100% attendance during the full term will receive an Easter Egg.