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Student awards

At Merrill Academy we believe strongly in sharing students’ achievements and rewarding those students who demonstrate the school values. We believe in showing first attention to best conduct and using praise and positive recognition when communicating with our students.

We do this through a variety of methods including;

  • Awarding positive points
  • Reward events in school
  • Celebration assemblies
  • Presentation evening awards
  • Recognition boards in classrooms
  • Headteacher's commendations
  • Reward trips
  • Certificates
  • Bronze, silver, gold and platinum badges to be worn with pride on the school blazer
  • Mentor group challenges
  • Tea and cake with the headteacher
  • Positive postcards sent home
  • Showcasing students' achievements and work around the school and on social media

Positive Points

Excellence Point

One point will be awarded at the end of the lesson if a student makes the correct level of progress in the lesson in relation to their ability/starting point.

Determination Point

One point will be awarded at the end of the lesson if the student demonstrates their best effort throughout the whole lesson.

Community Point

Will be awarded if a student makes a positive contribution to the school community.

A community point will also be awarded to a student for making a positive contribution to the classroom community by:

  • Entering the room with correct uniform on
  • Having all correct equipment
  • Completing/attempting Bell Work task
  • Sitting in designated seat in seating plan

Badge Awards

Bronze award

Presented by the mentor to reward a student for getting over 200 positive points

Silver award

Presented by the head of house to reward a student for getting over 500 positive points

Gold award

Presented by the headteacher to reward a student for getting over 750 positive points

Platinum award

Presented by a school governor to reward a student for getting over 1000 positive points

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