Behaviour and Rewards Policy
The Governing Body and Staff of Churchdown School are committed to promoting high standards of behaviour. Our Behaviour for Learning Policy puts into effect Churchdown School’s principles for promoting positive behaviour for learning with the aim of enabling all students to achieve their potential. It sets out the whole school approach to behaviour management in order to achieve a positive whole school learning ethos. We seek to uphold at all times Churchdown School core values:
- A relentless focus on high standards.
- A belief that there are no excuses or barriers to learning or achievement.
- A warm, welcoming community and everyone ‘does their bit’ to create a positive learning environment for all.
At Churchdown School we believe in rewarding pupils’ efforts and achievements. Crucial to this process is our House system, and every reward stamp a student earns goes towards overall house points. At the end of the year, there is a big celebration when we unveil the House of the year. In addition, pupils can cash in their stamps at the House Rewards Shop in exchange for treats.
We also celebrate pupil of the term in departments, houses and whole school. We reward the best attendance and also the tutor group with the most points at the end of every term. We reward students with points who progress with the Footprints programme. We hold regular house events, and winners of these events also receive house points and prizes. In years 7, 8 and 9, for sustained contribution towards a subject done in extra-curricular time, students receive a “half-colour” in the form of a badge in their house colour. If they sustain this commitment in years 10 and 11, they receive a full colour in the form of a block-coloured house tie.
At the end of the year, in July, we have our annual, highly prestigious Achievements Evening. This is run and organised by the 6th form. Each department nominates a boy and a girl from each year group to win highest achievement of the year in that subject, and also best effort and progress. The event runs over two evenings and is attended by pupils, parents, staff and governors.