Rewards

Magna Academy rewards students for achievement, effort, good conduct and service to the community.
 
There are many opportunities to receive rewards, particularly through Faculty Points and also in Celebration events at the end of the academic year such as the Celebration of Achievement Assemblies and Graduations
 
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Praising children, recognising and rewarding students’ positive behaviour are the most effective way of ensuring all children feel valued and enjoy their learning. All teachers and support staff will use encouragement regularly. We believe in celebrating and rewarding success. If young people are rewarded consistently for meeting our expectations and achieving their best, others will be encouraged to act similarly. 
 
 We use the following rewards to do this: 
 
  • Faculty Points – these are awarded on Progresso as positive points. On a termly basis students will count up their positive points and students will be awarded vouchers and/or prizes under a Bronze, Silver and Gold category. 
     
  • Department rewards – positive text messages, praise postcards, telephone calls, verbal praise
     
  • End of Term Awards in assemblies
     
  • Whole Academy Rewards and Single Events such as the Year 8, 11 and 13 Graduation Ceremonies
     
  • Zero Hero Award – these badges will be awarded on a termly basis to students with zero negative points. Students will be awarded privileges such as hot drinks tokens, dinner hall queue jump, vouchers and/or prizes. This will be under a Bronze, Silver and Gold category.
     
  • Principal’s Award (termly) – cinema tickets are awarded in assembly to those pupils in Years 7 to 11 making the best progress and those responding most positively to intervention with Heads of Faculty / Academic Mentors.
     
  • Attendance awards – these are awarded termly for meeting both the Academy aspirational target of 97% as well as 100% attendance. Students will be issued with a certificate, film afternoon, raffle prize draw and rewards trip. Badges will also be awarded for students will 100% attendance under a Bronze, Silver and Gold category that will entitle students access to the Games rooms.
Attendance  

97% Attendance per term = certificate & privileges
100% Attendance per term = certificate, badge, privileges and trip
100% Bronze award = Term 1
100% Silver award = Term 1 & 2
100% Gold award = Term 1, 2 & 3

Faculty Points  
Any member of staff can award these electronically on Progresso under positive behaviour entry. Positive points will be awarded for:
Above and Beyond = 3 points
R4L = 1 points per signature
AP Session = 5 points
Silent study room = 1 points per lunch
Enrichment club = 2 points
Reading = 10 points (at end of unit only)


Positive Texts                

  Subject staff
Subject Postcards   Subject Staff 
Bronze Award   500 positive points = badge, certificate + £20 cash
Silver Award   750 positive points = badge, certificate + £40 cash
Gold Award   1250 positive points = badge, certificate + £60 cash
Platinum Award   1750 positive points = badge, certificate + £100 cash
Zero Hero  
Bronze Zero Hero = 0 negative points in one term = Bronze badge, certificate + £5 cash
Silver Zero Hero = 0 negative points in two terms = Silver badge, certificate + £10 cash
Gold Zero Hero = 0 negative points in three terms = Gold badge, certificate + £15 cash
Academy Colours   PE and Performing Arts and approved by the Principal
Subject Awards   Endeavour and Achievement awards at the end of the year, recommended by staff. Awarded at the Celebration of Achievement Assembly (years 7, 9, 10 & 12) or Graduation (years 8, 11 & 13)
Aspirations Academies Trust Awards   Nominated by ESLT for Engagement, Purpose and Self-Worth
Principal’s Award   Nominated by Principal
 
Rewards for Attendance 
Regular attendance is a significant contributor to achievement. In Y7-Y11 we reward attendance on an individual and tutor group basis. All students with attendance of 97% or above at the end of each term will receive a film afternoon, students will 100% attendance will also get sweets and popcorn.
 
A competition is held to see which tutor group records the highest percentage attendance across the four Faculties. The results of the best attendance are displayed in the student reception, school website and plasma TVs around the school. Certificates are awarded once a term the best tutor attendance. This tutor group will have a tutor group party for the final lesson of that term.
 
Students with 100% attendance at the end of the academic year will be invited to go on the Rewards Trip at the end of the year and automatically entered into a raffle prize.
 
Everyday Rewards 
We reinforce and encourage a positive climate for learning by rewarding behaviour when it happens. The smiles, thumbs up, nods and approving phrases all contribute towards an ethos which encourages success. Our conduct has a profound effect on our students. Display a genuine interest in the students, welcome them, and greet them at the door. 
The underlying principle is that we must reward academic achievement and behaviour which meets our expectations. It should be made clear to students through the shared learning objectives exactly what these expectations are. Rewards are issued by all staff both in and out of the classroom and are logged electronically in the form of Faculty points system. 
The Heads of Faculty are responsible for all matters across the Faculties including rewards, thereby ensuring that the students’ achievement is recognised and rewarded.
 
Faculty Points – Magna Baccalaureate
Faculty points can be added on Progresso as both positive or negative points. On a termly basis students will count up their net points (positives points - negative points) and students will be awarded under a Bronze, Silver and Gold category. In addition to this, students who have gone a whole term with zero negative points will be awarded the Zero Hero Award. Students who achieve these milestones will be awarded as follows:
 
  • Bronze Award = 500 positive points = certificate, badge + £20 cash
  • Silver Award = 750 positive points = certificate, badge + £40 cash
  • Gold Award = 1250 positive points = certificate, badge + £60 cash
  • Platinum Award = 1750 positive points = certificate, badge + £100 cash
  • Bronze Zero Hero = 0 Negative points in one term = certificate, badge, £5 cash, rewards trip
  • Silver Zero Hero = 0 Negative points in two terms = certificate, badge, £10 cash, rewards trip
  • Gold Zero Hero = 0 Negative points in three terms = certificate, badge, £15 cash, rewards trip
Christmas and Easter Celebration of Achievement Assemblies:
 
  • 100% attendance 
  • Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards
  • Zero Hero Awards
 
End of Year Celebration of Achievement Assemblies (years 7, 9, 10 & 12): 
 
  • 100% attendance 
  • Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards
  • Zero Hero Awards
  • Sports Colours are awarded for consistent membership of an Academy team, County team or higher, excellent team spirit and/or leadership of a team (PE department to organise) 
  • Academy Colours for Performing Art 
  • Subject Awards –Endeavour and Achievement 
  • Aspirations Academies Trust Awards – Engagement, Purpose, Self-Worth
 
Graduation Ceremonies (Years 8, 11 & 13):
 
  • Graduation scrolls
  • Sports Colours are awarded for consistent membership of an Academy team, County team or higher, excellent team spirit and/or leadership of a team (PE department to organise) 
  • Academy Colours for Performing Art (Performing Arts department to organise)
  • Subject Awards –Endeavour and Achievement 
  • Aspirations Academies Trust Awards – Engagement, Purpose, Self-Worth
 
Principal's Award 
Unit a nomination is given to the Heads of Faculty by tutors for one boy and one girl whom they believe deserve to win this prestigious award because of their continued hard work and effort in school. This nomination is decided from the number of faculty points a student has received, feedback given by staff and/or the contribution a student has made either in or out of the classroom. 
 
All students who are nominated automatically receive 5 Faculty points which is logged by the Head of Faculty. Heads of Faculty will then decide who to put forward for the award which is presented by the Principal. Students are presented with a certificate, receive 50 Faculty points and are also entered in a prize draw to win £50 cash.
 
Our expectations of a school are that all students adhere and follow school rules. If on occasions during the academic year students have not met the required standard, the Head of House or Senior Leadership team reserves the right to withdraw any places from activities, trips and the Year 11 prom.