Rewards & Sanctions
The Academy believes that in order to enable effective teaching and learning to take place, good behaviour in all aspects of Academy life is necessary. The Academy seeks to create a caring learning environment by:
- Promoting good behaviour and discipline at all times
- Promoting self-esteem, self-discipline and a proper regard for authority and positive relationships based on mutual respect
- Ensuring fairness of treatment for all and accepting their differences
- Encouraging consistency of response to both positive and negative behaviour
- Providing a safe environment free from disruption and bullying
The Academy employs a number of sanctions to ensure good behaviour
Subject Area detention – 45 minutes
Co-ordinators detention – 60 minutes
Senior leadership Team detention - 90 minutes
Student referral centre (SRC)
The Student referral centre is a provision the Academy has put in place as a way of helping to prevent exclusions and to further improve behaviour.
For more serious infringements of the Academy Behaviour Policy students will work in the SRC, under the supervision of the SRC manager, in isolation from Academy routines.
Student Rewards 2014-15
The central aim of rewards is to encourage, manage and sustain good behaviour and positive achievement in all aspects of Academy life. The system is communicated to students in their planners and data is recorded on ePortal.
Teachers can award students for their achievement pastorally and in the curriculum.
Tutors are required to record a weekly Tutor Award to those students who meet all Academy expectations in a week. This award is the equivalent of 5 Harris Points and should only be issued if the student meets all of the following weekly requirements.
- Planner in order and fully signed,
- All equipment,
- No negatives,
- Perfect uniform,
- 100% attendance,
- 100% punctuality.
A log is to be kept in the student’s planner and administered and recorded on Eportal by tutors in tutor time, every Monday. Co-ordinators will monitor that the Tutor award is being implemented consistently and rigorously.
Further, students with 100% attendance for the half-term are awarded with a certificate and will be awarded an additional 20 Harris points by their tutor.
Each month a Student of the month from the form is nominated by the tutor. Their photograph will be displayed in the form room and the tutor will award 5 Harris Points.
Each month the FD will select one student to be the Faculty student of the month. Their photograph will be displayed in the faculty display boards and the FD will award 20 Harris points.
Students who achieve a high standard of work and/or display high standards of effort/contribution in a lesson can be recognised and rewarded by teachers in the form of one Harris Point per lesson.
After each assessment cycle each teacher should review students’ progress and attainment and award students who have made good progress and/or achieved their target grade. Each student should be awarded 20 Harris point
Each term each HOS will nominate the top three students from each Faculty/Year who have made the most effort or achieved the best result in the subject. Each student should be awarded 50 Harris points and will be a presented with a certificate.
Literacy/ Accelerated Reader Rewards
To raise standards in literacy, students are rewarded for reading. The more students read the more opportunities they will have to quiz books and receive prizes. To be eligible for any prizes students need to be reading at a specified book level to ensure a fair chance for all. Rewards include:
- Students who have read 500,000 words receive 10 Harris points
- Students who have read 1,000,000 words receive 20 Harris points
- Students who have read 1,500,000 words receive 50 Harris points
All staff can award any of the enterprise criteria in their lessons and should make explicit using the Enterprise logo when the criteria are being taught/assessed. Students should be encouraged to complete their Enterprise Award by all staff. The enterprise award is rewarded by the Tutor at the end of each half-term to those students who have completed all the criteria. The award is worth 20 Harris points and a certificate is awarded in the next faculty assembly.
Any student who attends an enrichment activity must be awarded one Harris point by the teacher of that session.
Inter Faculty Recognition
At Harris Academy Morden, there are many Inter-Faculty competitions. These take the form of competitions organised by each of the four Faculties. The points from these are below and will be added to the faculties total each term.
These are special awards given out at the Principals discretion. Students will have been seen to make an outstanding contribution to the Academy.
Faculty of the Year Award
The rewards and certificates accumulated by a Faculty will be used as one means to determine which Faculty achieves Faculty of the Year. Other deciding factors will include overall attendance, punctuality and sports day event winners. The Faculty who achieves first place will be awarded the Faculty of the Year Cup, which will be presented by the Principal at the end of year Celebration Assembly.