We are very proud of our reward system, which rightly recognises excellent work and commitment to Pendle Vale and the local community. Students work towards weekly, monthly, and termly rewards.
Excellence will be recognised by staff by the awarding of merits in terms of quality of work, effort, resilience, teamwork and contribution to Pendle Vale. In addition, students will achieve merits for excellent attendance and punctuality, for having a blemish free behaviour record and for having a Progress 8 or Behaviour score greater than 0.5. The awarding of merits can be done either via a student planner or onto the Bromcom MIS system.
Form teacher/EWT/PDL will monitor merits received by their year group. A form teacher will ensure an at least fortnightly check of merits achieved by their tutees.
For every 5 merits a student has received a form teacher will award one charity token. They will then send a tutor group list to their EWT with the total number of tokens given out to each student. The EWT will record this information on Bromcom. This information will be used for the identification of merit certificates. The student can then deposit their token(s) in the charity collection box. These charity tokens will translate into a monetary value that at the end of each term which will be donated to the year group’s chosen charity. Individual students will be nominated by PDL/EWT to present their year group’s donation.
The top merit receiver for each year group will receive recognition at the annual awards evening. In addition, form teachers on a half-termly basis will recommend 2 students for head teacher recognition (this is not necessarily directly linked to numbers of merits obtained).
The PDL/EWT of each year group (subject to Headteacher authorisation) will decide on the nature and eligibility criteria of each half terms reward trip/activity.
The above information is illustrated in the Pendle Vale reward pathway.