Wednesday 10th October 2022
Dear Parents and Carers,
As we approach the end of half-term, and following my previous communication, I wanted to get back in touch to relay some further information relating to our ‘Reset on Respect’.
As of writing, (18th October), staff have awarded over 90,000 praise points to students thus far this year. This is evidence of the wonderful work taking place all over the school. The house praise points competition is certainly heating up. Patrick are currently leading the way, but there is a long way to go! Best of luck to all involved.
In terms of behaviour point in specific year groups:
- In Year 7 - 88% of students have had 5 or less behaviour reminder points this year (40% with zero!)
- In Year 8 - 76% of students have had 5 or less behaviour reminder points this year (44% with zero!)
- In Year 9 - 67% of students have had 5 or less behaviour reminder points this year (36% with zero!)
- In Year 10 - 73% of students have had 5 or less behaviour reminder points this year (32% with zero!)
- In Year 11 - 71% of students have had 5 or less behaviour reminder points this year (34% with zero!)
It is clear, with 75% of the school receiving 5 or less behaviour
reminder points this year and 37% having received zero, that
positive norms are being established. We thank you for your
support in reinforcing our high but clearly achievable
expectations and we are pleased to see most students maintaining
positive approach to school and to their learning.
I hope that this information provides you with an understanding of the priority that we are all placing on positive learning behaviours and reassurance of the importance that we place on positive reinforcement. On the final page of this letter, I have outlined our ‘Praise Ladder’ which describes recognition at various levels. I sincerely hope that I will be contacting many of you personally when your child displays sustained positive behaviour and reaches Stage 4.
For most students, the positive praise and rewards will be the main things that they will notice in relation to the Reset on Respect; praise, rewards plus a calm and focused learning environment!
I would finally like to invite you to complete a survey that will contribute to our initial review of the ‘Reset on Respect’. We will also be involving staff and students in this review to identify any areas that we need to revisit without compromising on the standards that we expect. You can find the link to the survey by following the link below.
I wish you and your family a lovely half term break.