At Bluecoat Beechdale Academy we continue to use our ‘Stars’ system as the main way we reward students.
The ‘Stars’ system focuses mainly on Attitude to Learning Grades. Each Exemplary Attitude to Learning Grade is rewarded with 5 ‘stars’. Stars are also awarded for 100% attendance, no lates and no Negative Points. Students also receive a star for every 10 Positive Points received.
We celebrate students’ successes in assemblies and each half term students collect their stars and can cash them in for a variety of different rewards. Students can cash in 100, 150, 200 or 300 stars to receive prizes which are chosen through student voice activities.
This year we are focusing on rewarding students for attendance and punctuality. We know that students who attend school will achieve more highly. In order to help students to understand this and value their education we have introduced a range of rewards linked only to attendance and punctuality. These include a reward trip at the end of the year for all students with 100% attendance, half termly afternoon activities for students with improved attendance and small prizes such as an Easter Egg for students who are here every day for the last two weeks of each half term.
We continue to consult students on how they want to be rewarded and what they want to be rewarded for.