Praise, encouragement and rewards are effective behaviour management techniques.
At Lord Derby Academy we reward our pupils in many ways. Below are some examples of how we do this:
At Lord Derby Academy our House System is key to celebrating the success of pupils.
The house systems aims is to:
- Cultivate a positive and aspirational ethos throughout the Academy and wider Community
- Develop a sense of individual and collective commitment to learning
- Improve achievement and attainment through increased engagement
- Provide a vehicle to deliver innovative Pupil Leadership
Pupils at school receive Bronze, Silver and Gold pin badges for 100% attendance through the academic year. Gold badges will be presented at our annual Celebration of Achievement Evening. Pupils can also receive praise postcards, vouchers, additional merits and pupil bonuses for example ‘jump the dinner queue pass’. Certificates from Heads of Year are also awarded in end of term assemblies for 100% or significantly improved attendance.
Reward trips take place at the end of term. Pupils must demonstrate good behavior (no behavior points), excellent punctuality (no lates) and at least 95% attendance (which is in line with national average) to be eligible for a reward trip.
Every year Lord Derby Academy hosts a whole school rewards day. During this day pupils experience many exciting activities. As part of the day the whole school takes part in a sponsored walk to raise money for the House Charities.