At Richmond School we believe in the importance of praise and reward.
The main form of positive feedback is thrugh verbal praise from teachers. This is often in conjunction with written positive feedback via assessed work.
The School reports on an individual student’s academic progress every term.
All students have one Consultation Evening (Parents’ Evening) a year and this gives an opportunity to sum up a student’s positive performance over the
The most frequently used system of formal rewards within the school is Star Performers. Nearly 10,000 of these are awarded per term to
students in Years 7 to 11. Star Performers are awarded for a variety of reasons:
- A student may stand out in a particular lesson because of his/her positive contribution.
- A student may have submitted a particularly good piece of homework.
- A student may have attained a relatively high mark in an assessment.
- A student may have shown consistently good standards over a significant period of time.
- A student may have made a significant and positive contribution outside of lessons.
Each week the latest totals are given out in assemblies for Star Performers. Students find out which tutor group gained the most Star Performers in the
previous week. Students also find out which tutor groups have had the most Star Performers since the start of the academic year. At the end of each term we
issue certificates for those individual students who have gained the most Star Performers. We also reward all those students in the top 10% each term and
we continue to develop ways in which we can do this.
At the end of each term we also run Aiming High assemblies. We highlight and reward students who have managed 100% attendance over the
term. We also highlight those students who have shown excellent attitude to learning across a number of subjects. These students are entered in a draw
which is held in the Aiming High assemblies, resulting in a variety of rewards.
These termly assemblies also highlight those students who, through the term, have been nominated for the Student of the Month Award. These
are awarded by each subject to students who receive a postcard home recognising their achievement.
Staff also use 'Well Done' postcards to recognise particular and significant achievements shown by students in their school life. These
are also awarded for consistently good attitude to learning over a period of time.
The School looks forward to its annual Presentation Evening, during which every curriculum department nominates one student from each year
group to receive a certificate in recognition of his/her achievement. The culmination of the evening is the presentation of cups to the very best achievers
of the year.