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Rewards and Consequences


We recognise the power of praise and encouragement as a prime motivator for maintaining excellent standards of behaviour. Praise and reward should be used to motivate students more frequently than negative consequences. This builds up a culture of achievement and success. The rewards given to students vary from year group to year group.



Details of the Reward


Merits These are awarded for academic achievement and effort.

Every student automatically receives a merit each lesson if they are in the correct uniform, arrive on time, have their Student Planner and have the correct equipment needed for the lesson (Core 4)

Golden ticket Each teacher receives 10 golden tickets each week. These can be awarded, one at a time to any student for academic excellence or exceptional effort. The tickets are placed in a box in the Heads of Year office by the student. A draw is made each week with the winners announced via the college data screens. The winners receive a weekly prize. +15
No Negatives on the Behaviour Log Each Head of year gives this award each Friday to those students who have not received any negative points on the Behaviour Log Weekly+20



100% attendance and no lates Awarded by the Head of Year

Certificate and Lunch with the Headteacher

Certificate and Lunch with the Headteacher




Top net SIMS points Certificate and Lunch with the Headteacher

Certificate and Lunch with the Headteacher



Tutee of the week Each Tutor nominates a student from their Tutor group each week +20
Representing the college Awarded for being part of a college team, appearing in a college production or helping with a particular parents evening +20
Subject positive postcard One a day given by each teacher to the student +30
Tutor group representative on Year council / Whole college council +30 per meeting
College positive postcard One a week from each teacher. Posted home. +50
College prefect or Student Ambassador Sixth Form and Year 11 only +50 each term
Awards Evening subject nomination Certificate +100
Awards Evening Headteacher Achievement nomination £25 Amazon voucher +200
Awards Evening Headteacher Overcoming difficult circumstances nomination £25 Amazon voucher +200
Headteachers’ Award Winners £50 Amazon voucher. Name on the Honour board in Reception +500

Students receive a certificate and badge to wear on their uniform as public recognition that they have earned a particular number of Award points from September to July in any academic year when they achieve the number of points indicated below:

AWARD                NET POINTS

BRONZE              5,000-7,999

SILVER                  8,000-9,999

GOLD                    10,000-11,999

PLATINUM          12,000 +

Other prizes include:

End of year trips organised for students with a 5000+ point score for that year and at least 95% attendance

If a student achieves a Platinum Award they get their end of year trip or prom ticket paid for them.

Every Half term Top  tutor group – Achievement Points in each year Mufti for one day
Every Half term Top Tutor Group – Attendance in each year Mufti for one day
End of each term Top student net  points in each year Certificate, £25 prize and 50 points
End of each term Every 500 net points = 1 raffle Termly Prize draw


Other procedures:

All staff are encouraged to make one positive phone call home each week. Faculties to have a positive phone tracker on the wall of each Faculty office to prevent the same student receiving multiple calls.

The top 5% of students on net points in each Year group have their name displayed on an Achievement wall located in College reception.

Tutor groups also receive rewards. Every term the tutor group whose students receive the most net points and have the best attendance are allowed to wear ‘mufti’ for the day.


Everyone enjoys being praised.  The regular reinforcement of good behaviour along with the recognition of achievement, effort and extra-curricular contributions to the college community are just a few effective ways of ensuring positive attitudes towards college.

However, there may be occasions when a student’s behaviour is deemed unacceptable by any member of staff, i.e. it contravenes the Student Code of Conduct. If this is the case appropriate sanctions must be given to address these concerns.

Our whole behaviour policy is based upon the belief that as staff we need to model the behaviour we would expect of students. A sanction for inappropriate behaviour should focus on the behaviour not the individual. Staff will give clear reasons for the sanction given. Sanctions will be given by all staff consistently. Staff are reminded that they should use a variety of low level strategies in the first instance (see Behaviour for Learning section of this policy)


What the Law says:

School staff can impose detentions on any student who attends the college. The times outside normal school hours when the law allows a detention to be given include:

  • any college day where the student does not have permission to be absent
  • weekends – except the weekend preceding or following the half term break
  • non-teaching days – usually referred to as ‘training days’, ‘INSET days’ or ‘non-contact days’.

It also states that parental consent is not required for detentions.

Hastingsbury policy

  • Hastingsbury uses detentions (including detention outside of school hours) as a sanction.
  • Detentions of up to 30 minutes will be given at the end of the college day without prior notice.
  • With a break or lunchtime detention, staff will allow reasonable time for the student to eat, drink and use the toilet. 5 minutes is considered reasonable at breaktime and 15 minutes at lunchtime.
  • Parents will always be informed that a detention of up to 30 minutes has been given via the Student Planner (a stamp will appear on the day the detention is to take place) Prior notice does not have to be given for a 30 minute detention.
  • Where the detention is for more than 30 minutes Parents will always be given 24 hours notice via letter, email, text or phone call. The only exception to this will be students  who are on a report card to a Head of Year or senior member of staff where immediate detentions have previously been discussed with the parent.

When ensuring that a detention outside school hours is reasonable, staff issuing the detention will consider the following points:

  • Whether the detention is likely to put the student at risk. The college feels that our early finish of 3pm compared to other schools in the area means that a detention to 3.30pm is reasonable throughout the year.
  • Whether the student has known caring responsibilities, as notified by a parent in advance, which mean that the detention is unreasonable.
  • Students who have pre-booked taxi’s via the Local Authority’s transport department to take them home

Lateness to college – A student is issued an immediate C2 break, lunchtime or after school detention on the day they are late. During this detention the student will be asked to write out the student code of conduct / attendance and punctuality policy

Arrival to college without the correct uniform – A uniform pass will be issued on the gate and a C2 issued for that day. During this detention the student will be asked to write out the student code of conduct / uniform and equipment expectations.

Poor behaviour at break or lunchtime – This will result in an immediate detention at break or lunchtime in the Hall. During this detention the student will be asked to write out the student code of conduct.

Poor behaviour on the way to and from college – This will result in an immediate break or lunchtime detention. During this detention the student will be asked to write out the student code of conduct.

Any member of staff that witnesses breaches of the student code of conduct should deal with it immediately with an appropriate sanction, whether this is in the classroom or around the college site. A sanction should occur as soon as possible after a breach of the code of conduct.

Once a member of staff has used the behaviour management techniques outlined in the grid (page 6-7) they should issue sanctions as outlined below: