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Celebrating Success

Celebrating Success

At King John we pin our rewards system on achievement points and behaviour points creating a net plus or minus score.

Along with praising attendance, having a good work ethic and wider participation in school life; students work towards the Lion badges.

If students achieve in all of the following areas they receive a lion badge which is awarded at one of presentation evenings that celebrated with the pupils families and our staff.

  • Embracing our core values around the school
  • Striving for an excellent attitude to learning
  • Excellent attendance
  • Promoting the culture, ethics and values of the King John School in the community

Students should be aiming earn and receive a red lion badge in year 7 and then if this positive behaviour and attendance continues each year a new Lion badge is awarded.

Year 8 Bronze, Year 9 Silver, Year 10 Gold, Year 11 Platinum.

On a daily basis teachers award achievement points in recognition of a student doing something exceptional in the lesson, as part of independent study or by displaying kindness or excellent manners in and around school and taking part in whole school and wider community activities. The school believes that quality relationships are built upon recognising the efforts of all students.

To complement the expectation card we also have a KJS Core value ‘Gold’ card. This is to allow students who continually do the right thing to be rewarded outside of the classroom. Gaining a full card ensures additional achievement points and promotes positive behaviours.

Additional rewards include:

  • Subject Badges
  • Awards Evening Badges
  • Sport Colours
  • Student Voice
  • Jack Petchey
  • Literacy Leader
  • Prefect
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Leadership Awards
  • Academic Awards

At the end of the year students that have a positive rewards point’s total (in the green) are invited to the end of year trip with the rest of their year group. This is a celebration of their efforts over the past academic year.

Prize giving evenings

Prize Giving is an annual event for years 7 to 10. In most cases awards are sponsored with a cup for academic achievement and a shield for endeavour. In Years 7 and 8 prizes are awarded to a boy and a girl in each subject and category. In Years 9 and 10 the award is either for a boy or a girl in each subject and category. Each subject area nominates students for the awards.

There are additional awards for Outstanding Achievement, Community Service, Role models and Services to the School. We are always looking for sponsors for our awards – please contact the School if you are able to help with this.

Year 11 prom

Year 11 students celebrate the end of their exams and school days with a prom. It is a chance for students to say their goodbyes and celebrate the end of the exams in style. Staff also attend the prom to celebrate with the students and to wish them all the best for the future.

Jack Petchey Foundation

At the King John School we are lucky enough to be on the ‘Achievement Award Gold Scheme’ which means that we are able to recognise 9 ‘Outstanding Achiever Award’ winners per calendar year.  Each winner receives £250 to be spent within the JPF guidelines.

Winners are regularly shared in the end of term newsletters, these are available on the school website. We are also part of the Jack Petchey Sixth Form Award and hold bronze status.

We are also lucky enough to be able to nominate 2 Outstanding Leader Awards per calendar year.

Our most recent Leader Awards were given to:

  • Miss Woodard – 2020 – Money spent on D&T resources.
  • Mr Lister – 2020 – Grant pending approval.

To find out more about he Jack Petchey Foundation please click on the link below.


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