This section provides a brief overview of the behaviour and rewards policy at The Hamble School.
Rewards and celebrating success is important part of life within The Hamble School, student’s success both within and outside the class room is rewarded. Rewarding students makes them feel valued, builds confidence and motivates them to achieve. In addition, rewarding good behaviour enables students to realise that desirable behaviour, self-discipline and responsibility to self and others is highly valued in our community.
We understand the importance of recognising, praising and rewarding our students in a way that is meaningful to them. We seek to use methods that students are motivated by and that inspire the students to achieve well. We will ensure that, regardless of ability and age all students across the school will be able to benefit from the rewards process.
Student achievements are rewarded as house points which student collect over the year, these are recorded on a running total and each half term students are awarded certificates and prizes for their achievements. Each half term celebration assemblies are held for each year groups to highlight significant levels of improvement and achievement by individuals as well as groups of students. Students will receive their house point rewards certificates and prizes, as well as attendance awards and any other achievements earnt by the students during this half term in these assemblies.
Students can achieve rewards for the following: attendance, punctuality, outstanding effort in lesson or in homework, outstanding attainment in lesson and in homework, representing the school in sports of other activity, citizenship, school leadership, exceptional performance outside of the school, helping/supporting school events, tutor merit for equipment, representing their house and winning a house competition.
Prizes available to students include stationary and other items that support their learning at school. The prizes are based on a tier system from copper to diamond and each level sees the students received a prize reflective of the points gained.
Rewards – Points Table
Rewards – KS3 and KS4 Prizes
In addition to these awards, there is an annual ‘Whole School Prize Giving’ ceremony that celebrates the achievements of those whose effort or attainment has been exemplory throughout the year. In 2016 this prestigeous event was held at St Mary’s Stadium; an inspirational evening in which The Hamble School and our parents recognised the accomplishments of our highly talented students.
The staff and Governors of The Hamble School are fully committed to promoting high standards of behaviour. This includes the behaviour of our students both in school and in our community, the wearing of correct uniform and adherence to our expectations and principles. We base our behaviour for learning policies and practice on two underlying principles:
Students have a right to learn
Teachers have a right to teach
We believe that insisting on high standards of behaviour is an essential part of exercising our duty of care for all students, teaching children valuable life skills and ensuring that we can all ‘Achieve Excellence Together’. Additionally, we believe that having clear expectations, rewarding correct behaviours and forming strong partnerships with parents and carers are fundamental ingredients to positive behaviour for learning.
We work closely with members of our school community, the wider community and relevant agencies to ensure that our students are supported in achieving the highest standards possible.
The full behaviour management policy including the code of conduct and uniform expectation can be viewed here.