Rewards and enrichment
Heolddu’s ClassCharts Reward System
At Heolddu we pride ourselves on acknowledging the achievements and successes of all our students. We have introduced a rewards system that focuses on our “Learner Values” in which we celebrate pupils’ achievements but also inspire and motivate them to be confident, resilient, and independent learners. Outlined below are some of the methods used across the school from Year 7 through to Year 13.
Class Charts Points
Class teachers record positive points on the school’s Class Charts system. Points can be awarded for many different reasons ranging from producing an outstanding piece of work, demonstrating an excellent effort in a lesson, showing an enthusiastic attitude to learning, showing an act of kindness to others in lessons to demonstrating excellent/improved progress in lessons. The aim of this system is to motivate and encourage pupils to achieve the very best they can in all lessons and become successful learners.
Faculty / Pastoral Nominations
Every half term departments within the school faculty structure and each Academic Progress Manager have the opportunity to nominate pupils who deserve recognition for their hard work and commitment to their studies and striving to achieve the Learner Values. These pupils are rewarded with a breakfast celebration with the Headteacher, badges, and letters/postcards home.
At Heolddu we recognise the importance of regular attendance. The Tutor group with the highest attendance record is rewarded with a prize regularly during the school term. Individual pupils are also recognised and rewarded with vouchers every term for 100% attendance.