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Rewards and Behaviour for Learning

Recognising and rewarding student achievement is at the heart of our approach to positive behaviour for learning.

We all love being rewarded for the things that we do well and students at Oak Academy are no different!

We reward everyone in a variety of ways to ensure that regardless of students’ abilities and interests, there is always something for which they can be recognised. The consistent award of credits by staff is the starting point for our rewards system. These provide our students with opportunities to be recognised and praised for their academic achievements, progress, behaviour, attendance and contributions to the school and wider community.

Certificates, termly progress and effort badges, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Principal awards, celebration postcards, telephone calls home, reward trips and assemblies are incentives we use to motivate and recognise our students’ outstanding achievements along with the daily recognition of verbal praise and congratulation for all the things that they do well.

We make no apology for setting high standards when it comes to uniform, attendance, punctuality, behaviour and the quality of work that students are required to achieve in order to be a member of our school community and receive recognition for it. We will always reward students for the things that they do well, whilst addressing areas for improvement using a firm, transparent and clearly understood behaviour policy to ensure the smooth daily running of the Academy’s core business – teaching and learning! Perhaps most importantly, we will always seek to encourage a student to reflect and accept guidance about how to make a choice more positively if their first attempt was not the right one to take; after all, we are working with humans and not machines!


Summer Term Rewards Trip in 2018
This term, we have well over a hundred students who have already gained a place on the 2018 Rewards Trip to Thorpe park!