Rewards and Celebrations of Achievement

At Hope Wood Academy we recognise and celebrate positive achievements, academic, social and emotional, and communication. We do this in a number of ways across the school, in classrooms, assemblies, through display and communication. We have a WOW (Wall Of Wonder) as you come into the school that lets everyone know our fantastic pupils achievements.

Within our academy we use a range of individualised reward strategies and celebrate positive achievements through the use of:

  • Stickers
  • Positive phone calls home
  • Certificates
  • Physical rewards
  • Parent/carer events in the academy
  • Attendance certificates
  • Verbal praise
  • Merits
  • Tangible rewards
  • Half-termly celebration of success assemblies
  • Positive peer nominations
  • Tutor group rewards
  • Reward Trips
  • Class of the week rewards
  • Triangulated praise

Within our secondary and 16-19 Learning departments we have adopted the use of Hope Wood Stars. This reward system was developed by our student voice group and rewards progress, achievements, homework, behaviour and other aspects. The Hope Wood Stars are collected through the student planner and prizes awarded at key achievement points.

Students will need to collect;

  • 50 Hope Wood Stars for Bronze Award
  • 75 Hope Wood Stars for Silver Award
  • 150 Hope Wood Stars for Gold Award
  • 250 Hope Wood Stars for Platinum Award

We also celebrate pupils who have both fantastic attendance and behaviour. At the end of every half term we hold a celebration in which all the pupils receive a certificate and treat. So far this year we have had a cinema experience, picnic party, own clothes day and an ice cream van.