Positive reinforcement of good behaviours and positive attitudes towards learning are very important at Great Leighs. As part of our marking process positive comments regarding children’s learning are made either by staff or pupils themselves, either verbally or written. Stickers, smiley faces and family points may be given for effort, attainment or progress by members of staff. Family points are also given to pupils for care, kindness, helpfulness or solving friendship issues. Children collect family points in their classes and these are added together weekly and a trophy is awarded to the school family with the highest number of family points.
Many classes also award a ‘Star of the Day’ within their class, again for the person who has either shown an excellent attitude to their learning or put in a great deal of effort or been helpful or kind. Sometimes classes may be offered ‘Golden Time’ as a reward for effort or progress.
In Achievement Assembly on Fridays each class teacher will nominate three members of their class for the following awards:
- Golden Award: for outstanding achievement or effort
- Handwriting Award: for improvement in or excellent presentation in handwriting
- Reading Award: For reading a wide range of literature during the week
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During Achievement Assembly children may also be given certificates for mental maths, musical achievements, sporting competitions and anything achieved in extracurricular activities.