The achievement ties are designed to recognise the hard work and endeavour of pupils who have excelled in a particular area, and that deserves to be recognised at a whole school level.
Through consultation with various groups (including the Pupil Council, Pupil Leadership and Pupil Learning Team and a short life working group) we agreed an achievement tie that would be awarded for a high level of commitment and endeavour in an activity for a year, or for a significant achievement e.g. winning a National Award such as a poetry competition.
Please use the online form for nominating someone for an achievement tie alternatively submit a copy of the Nomination Form to the School Office
Full information is available in our House and Achievement Ties document.
Feedback from our pupils also highlighted that ‘merit’ awards were not working at the school as a motivational system. Through discussion, and as part of our links with reviewing recognition of achievement, we wanted to devise a system that recognised pupils who come and work diligently on a day to day basis. Once a term (August-October), (October-December) and (January-March) staff will nominate pupils in their subject who have worked diligently throughout the term. These will then be collated and a certificate produced that will be presented to pupils showing all their nominations.
Information around achievement ties and diligence awards can be found with the document "The Criteria for Achievement Ties".