PAUSE has become synonymous at The King John School with our high expectations for student achievement and behaviour. PAUSE encourages students to reflect on different aspects of their daily school lives, with each letter of PAUSE relating to a different aspect of student learning and conduct. Posters around the school, starring our students, serve as a daily reminder of the significance of PAUSE. Within PAUSE we explore: Progress; Attitude to Learning; Uniform; Safe and Sensible Behaviour and Expectations and Exam Success. Students have a weekly PAUSE focus discussed in tutor times.
We have introduced a new rewards system this year. The benefit of a reward system is to encourage students to develop pride in themselves and reinforce school priorities (behaviour and effort).
Amongst other things points can be rewarded for:
- 100% attendance
- 100% punctuality
- 100% in data drops
- Service for the school
- Service to the community
- Representation of school in sporting events/extra curricular
There are also year group rewards with bi weekly certificates presented in tutor time or assemblies (dependent on the year group). In addition our students have the opportunity to be rewarded with gold, silver or bronze lion badges, which they get based on the amount of achievement points they receive over the course of the year.
Students in the top % of their year group can gain additional prizes towards the end of the summer term.
An example of this can be seen in Year 11
Top 2 % of Year Group – Gold rewards = free prom tickets.
Top 3-5% of Year Group – Silver rewards = free end of Y11 hoodies.
Top 6-8% of Year Group – Bronze = free yearbook.
The rewards can change dependent upon the year group your child is in. When students receive achievement points they get “positive points” which can help to counteract any behaviour points “negative points” they may have picked up throughout the year.
At the end of the year students will either be positive (green) or negative (red) and this will determine the rewards they receive.
As parents you can view the rewards for your child via the new SIMs app.