Against the back drop of two tumultuous years for schools, Harris Garrard Academy is dedicated to ensuring that our environment is a safe, encouraging and happy place to learn.
Members of staff across the school from teachers, teaching assistants, administrative, canteen and hygiene staff have the opportunity to award or suggest students who should receive Harris Points, reward cards and/or Star of the Week.
Students gain Harris Points for displaying, for example:
- excellent learning
- excellent homework
- 100% attendance and punctuality
- hard work and effort
- good character.
Each term there will be a rewards assembly to praise people who have been awarded enough Harris Points to achieve a certain reward level. At each Reward Level there are also rewards that can be won and these change as you accumulate more Harris Points.
Reward cards are given for demonstrating good character, academic achievement or LEARNing in lesson.
LEARN cards can be given out for showing any of the LEARN characteristics in lessons.The acronym LEARN stands for the language, enquiry, ambition, readiness and neatness.
Achievement cards are given for achieving something that is personally important for example turning behaviour around, working on personal goals set by a member of staff or academic achievement.
Character cards are given for demonstrating good character around the building for example holding doors open, helping someone who is lost or assisting another student or member of staff.
Star of the Week
Star of the week is given out every week and each Hub recommends a pupil for Star of the Week who will then be acknowledged in each week’s Harris News.