Rewards and Sanctions


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At Longdendale through our rewards policy our vision is:

Vibrant, positive learning culture of success and celebration.

Learners are motivated to feel valued to achieve.


An Inclusive Philosophy

PARS records achievement points and behaviour points separately but also gives learners an accumulative net point total taking both into account. Each lesson reward of ASPIRE/Comentency is worth 5 points.  Low level behaviour points are only worth one, medium 3, Reflect 4 and Exclusion 5.  That way every learner should always have more achievement points than behaviour even if they are high tariff which allows incentives to improve and allows more positive conversations when learners about making the right choices. 


Types of rewards 

Praise postcards given out 1 per fortnightly cycle

Weekly awards for achievement points, home learning, attendance, behaviour focus.

Celebration assemblies 

Subject award badges for academic excellence and most improved progress.

Whole school celebration assemblies.

Reward trips. 


Achievement points are awarded under our Aspire Core Values and Competencies


Staff may also award points for

• Verbal praise

• Written Praise

• Good news postcards home

• Good work stickers/stamps

• Certificates for 100% attendance for a given period (e.g. a term)

• Attendance bronze, silver and gold badges

• Letters/phone calls home

• Presentation Evenings

• Certificates of achievements

• Praise Assembly

• Presentation Evening

• Prize Draw

• Prom invitation

• Use of learners’ work in classroom displays

• Headteacher Awards