Matthew Arlnold School

Headteacher's Commendations

The rewards system

The rewards system was added to the Positive Behaviour procedures as a result of student, staff and parent feedback.  The purpose of our rewards system is to systematically recognise and reward achievement and positive behaviour across all the year groups.  Our aim is that every student is ‘Ready to Learn’ and those that are, consistently, should have that acknowledged and rewarded.

How the system works:

R1  -  verbal praise for being ready to learn

R2  -  verbal praise for sustained concentration, engagement and contribution. Recorded on the central system.

R3  -  a great contribution or 3 x R2 rewards achieved. Recorded on the central system. R3 rewards are recognised by a certificate.

R4  -  an outstanding contribution or 3 x R3 rewards achieved. R4 rewards are recognised by a certificate.

R5  -  continued and sustained contribution or 6 x R4 rewards achieved within the term. The Headteacher meets successful students and awards their Headteacher’s Commendation personally.