We strongly believe that praise is the key to the success of every learner. Our aim is to increase self-esteem and raise achievement by rewarding adherence to the high standards of behaviour in the college community. We recognise and promote good and improved behaviour by learners through a system of recognition and rewards. These include the use of:
• Praise and positive feedback;
• Certificate and awards;
• Letters/post cards to parents/careers;
• Programme of public recognition reward events such as achievement evenings and assemblies;
• The HCC Recognition Scheme.
Our Recognition Scheme recognises the personal qualities of learners that they exhibit in lessons and around the College. The Scheme is an opportunity to not only identify these skills/qualities in the classroom but highlight their transferability to the workplace. Each of the skills is directly relatable to skills needed in the workplace or further education irrespective of the job sector. Below is an example of the different badges that can be awarded:
Reward assemblies take place each term to celebrate the success of learners and to award badges and certificates. Students who achieve all 10 of these badges will be awarded with ‘Expert Learner’ status, which will enable them to have priority and discounted access to the end of year rewards activities. In assemblies, weekly ‘Expert Learner’ certificates are awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence during the past week. Students who receive these certificates are given small incentives such as vouchers for our canteen, cinema tickets or high street gift vouchers.
In addition to these rewards there are other incentives that take place for different aspects of college life. These include, but are not limited to, awards for attendance and progress. For each of these, students are recognised for excellence as well as for improvement.
See a breakdown of our rewards logos here…
Commitment to Study
Could you try harder to increase your effort? Are you committed to being the best you can be?
Reading & Literacy
We communicate with words. The more words we know the better we communicate. Communication is key in our lives. How often do you read?
What is your attitude to using numbers? They’re a cornerstone part of our life and society, from money to logic. Are you a number ninja?
Positive thinking. I can learn how to if I find a way to. Growing as a person and a mind. Changing the world around me as I change with it.
Don’t give up! We all face setbacks. How we react to them shapes our chance of success… Keep going!
Contribution to the Community
Thinking about and caring for others. Building a community we are proud of. Working together to build a brighter place to thrive.
Taking pride in what you do. Being on time and organised. Can people rely on you? Do you do what you say? Be true to your word.
Stepping out of your Comfort Zone
Push yourself to try new things and take chances.
Coming up with new ideas or looking at things from a different angle. Challenging complex problems to create out of the box solutions.
Working with Peers
Teambuilding and working together is vital in today’s society. Can you practice good partnership and teamwork?