“Inspire and lead others by encouraging them”
-St John Baptist de la Salle
At Cardinal Langley, recognising and praising our students underpins everything we do. Our Rewards system is focused around PRAISE: Participation; Responsibility; Attendance; Initiative; Standards and Excellence. Students are encouraged to display behaviour that promotes those five standards, and are awarded accordingly.
From Reward Points, certificates in assemblies, postcards home and achievement evenings, rewarding our students takes on many various forms.
Every week, students with the best attitude to learning score (AtL) for the previous week are awarded a “Queue Jump” pass, enabling them to get their lunch ahead of other students. The winners are celebrated in assembly to encourage other students to aim for the pass the following week. Students with the most Reward Points each month receive a “Queue Jump” pass for a month, as well as receiving a Star of the Month badge to reflect their achievements. Students can exchange their Reward Points for stationary items from the school rewards shop.
The top achievers in all Year groups and subjects receive a certificate and prize at the end of each term, based on their performance that term. At the end of each half term, students can nominate themselves for House Colours, and if the nomination is successful they are awarded a badge or House tie to show that they have demonstrated an outstanding attitude towards the catholic ethos of the school. At the end of the academic year, students in Years 7 – 10 have an Achievement Evening (normally held at Middleton Arena) in which successes in all areas of the school are celebrated, and Key Stage 4 and 5 students have a Graduation ceremony in the autumn term, in which we celebrate the achievements and successes of their school careers.
This is just a small number of the many ways in which we show our students how much we value them and how proud we are of their achievements.