At Bolshaw we believe the most important way to help a child to succeed is by giving them lots of posItive praise and encouragement. Children love to know they have done something well and it inspires them to strive for further success. Here at Bolshaw, we have a whole school approach to rewarding childrens successes through our Rainbow system linked to class dojos. Children receive lots of verbal praise throughout the school day as well as recorded praise and encouragement throughout their books. Every class celebrates individual, group and class successes. This can range from stickers for individual recognition to extra playtime for achieving a whole class goal. We also acknowledge significant effort and achievement as a whole school using a range of reward systems. These are in place to acknowledge daily efforts, as well as weekly, termly and annually awards specific to different areas of school life and our curriculum.
During the autumn term we focus on our school values and school aims as a whole school. As we move into the spring term, Miss Brown acknowledges children who have shown they are championing our school aims and demonstrating values in day to day school life; children who are an excellent role models to other children.
Our Year 6 children help organise and run our whole school circles assembly on Wednesday and Achievement Assembly every Friday to acknowledge children’s effort, success and achievement. We have an array of rewards at this assembly.
Star of the Day – (pride and respect, one child per class each day for work and effort)
Mathlete of the Week – (outstanding achievement on mathletics)
Dojo Points (for various aspects of school life connected to our values, attitude, behaviour – awarded as Dojo Points )
Class of the Week – ( one class per key stage each week for outstanding teamwork. There also may a different focus during the year. Currently class of the week is awarded to the class with the most points on Dojo)
For more information please read our Behaviour and Discipline policy.
Every Friday morning we hold our Circles Achievement Assembly. Our Head Boy and Head Girl lead the assembly with the help of the Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl. Over the last year the School Council decided how they would like to run the assembly and what they would like to celebrate.
We often use movement breaks to encourage a ‘healthy body, healthy mind’ activity at the end of our assemblies.