Rewards and Consequences

At KES, we have a student reward scheme that helps stimulate learning and motivates good behaviour. The scheme provides an opportunity for students to be rewarded for their achievements, inside and outside school. 

For each of their achievements they are awarded House Points, which can be exchanged for prizes throughout the year. When they have made a required number of achievements, they receive Reward for Achievement badges. 

Working alongside this is our consequences ladder. Disruptive behaviour can have negative effects on not only the classroom environment, but also on the school experience as a whole. This is why we have a clear policy on the consequences a student will face if their behaviour disrupts other students’ learning.

Reward for Achievement Badges

As part of the scheme, students are able to collect Reward for Achievement badges that are given to them when they have reached a certain number of achievements. 

When a student has five achievements from each of the following R2, R3 and R4 reward categories they receive a badge, bronze, silver or gold. To receive a platinum badge, they need to have met two of the R5 achievements.

R2 FIVE House Points
Taking part in an event at sports day, or a KES sports event; participating in a House event or entering a House competition; running for House captain, or becoming a member of the Student Council; applying to be a member of the Student Leadership Team; clean uniform card for a full term; zero detentions/behaviour points in a term; taking part in a subject competition; volunteering at school events e.g. open evenings and parents’ evening; membership of an after school club and other comparable achievements. Bronze Reward Badge - 5 of these achievements.

R3 TEN House Points
Participation in a school production; citizenship within the school community; awarded player of the match in an extra-curricular PE match; winning a House competition or subject competition; winning an event at sports day; House recognition award for any of the following: attitude to learning, act of kindness, excellent piece of work or community service; being awarded student of the month; clean uniform card for two terms; zero detentions/behaviour points for two terms and other comparable achievements. Silver Reward Badge - 5 of these achievements.

R4 TWENTY-FIVE House Points
Zero detentions/behaviour points in a school year; clean uniform card in a school year; 100% attendance for a full term; participation in all House events; participation in all KES sports events; becoming a member of the Student Council; becoming a Prefect; becoming a Subject Ambassador; becoming a House Captain; taking part in the Pinnacle Awards Evening production and other comparable achievements. Gold Reward Badge - 5 of these achievements.

R5 FORTY House Points
Being awarded a Jack Petchey Achievement Award; becoming a member of the Student Leadership Team; receiving a Pinnacle Award and other comparable achievements. Platinum Reward Badge - 2 of these achievements.

The achievements in the lists above are not definitive; students can be awarded House Points for other comparable achievements. Students will only receive one Reward badge per reward group, regardless of the number of additional achievements they may have. 

Consequences Ladder

Should a student’s behaviour not mirror our school values, there will be consequences that they will have to face, including detentions and, for very serious incidents, exclusions. If a student does not attend a detention they have been set, they will ascend the consequences ladder and have to attend the next level. The list below is not a definitive list; consequences can be received for other comparable incidents.

C1 Up to 15 minutes break-time detention
Low level chatting/disruption; calling out in lessons; inappropriate language used in conversation; failure to respond to tutor/teacher; failure to complete classwork; failure to bring the correct equipment; reluctance to follow instructions; lateness to lessons (occasional); incorrect uniform; failure to bring student handbook; inappropriate action e.g. throwing paper; doodling. Set and run by individual tutors and teachers.

C2 30 minute after school detention
Failure to bring student handbook; non-attendance at a C1 detention; failure to respond to C1 intervention; failure to bring correct PE kit/ingredients to lessons; persistent low level disruption; no homework submitted – one incident; rudeness to another person; arguing with another person; failure to follow an adults instruction; failure to engage in any classwork; poor behaviour outside classroom; graffiti on handbooks or exercise books; two late marks in a five day period (attendance officer). Set and run by individual tutors and teachers.

C3 60 minute after school detention
Non attendance at a C2 detention; persistent failure to complete homework; persistent failure to engage in classwork; defiance of adult instructions; use of inappropriate language directed at another; derogatory or inflammatory behaviour; refusal to complete work; minor damage to school property; walking away from an adult. Set and run by a middle leader.

C4 120 minute after school detention
Non attendance at a C3 detention; persistent high level disruption; verbal bullying of another student (including use of social media and digital communication e.g. Facebook, email); single incident of truancy; smoking on school premises (including e-cigarettes/vapes); inappropriate sexual language or behaviour; threatening or aggressive behaviour. Set and run by Senior Leadership Team.

C5 Various levels of sanction, including; 3 hour detention, Saturday morning detention, internal isolation and external exclusions - any incident may involve permanent exclusion. A single very serious incident, such as: non attendance at a C4 detention; persistent failure to complete homework; persistent failure to engage in classwork; defiance of adult instructions; use of inappropriate language directed at another; derogatory or inflammatory behaviour; refusal to complete work; minor damage to school property; walking away from an adult. Set directly by Pastoral Deputy Head or Headteacher.

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