An overview of the excellent awards earned by the children of Cliffdale...
Cliffdale’s Whole School Award Scheme
In September every child in the school begins the year with a ‘Bronze Award Card’. The award scheme starts with ‘Bronze’ and moves through ‘Silver’, ‘Gold’ and ‘Diamond’. The award cards allow staff to recognise significant achievements for individual children which are above and beyond those that are usually recognised with verbal praise or stickers.
Each award in the scheme becomes increasingly more of a challenge to achieve. The ‘Bronze Award’ begins with the children needing to collect eight achievements. In the ‘Silver Award’ children need to collect ten achievements; for the ‘Gold Award’ it’s fifteen and for the ‘Diamond Award’ (which is very sparkly!) children need to collect twenty achievements! Once a child has completed their award card they take it to Ashley (head of school) to share with her all the ‘fantastic things’ that they have done. They then receive a certificate from Ashley in the whole school, Friday assembly.
In addition to receiving their certificate, the children earn points for their team with each award that they achieve. The Bronze award earns 2 team points, Silver earns 3 team points, Gold earns 5 team points and Diamond earns 10 team points!
The children are very aware of how the award scheme works and are often found telling each other or staff about their achievements or how many spaces they have left in their card to fill up! They are also very excited to tell everyone when they have completed their award card, that they will be getting their certificate in assembly on Friday!
Since September all children in the school have been working very hard to collect eight achievements in their Bronze Award Card. At the beginning of October several children in the school all completed their ‘Bronze Award’ on the same day! Congratulations to Marley, Abdul, Arda, Hannah, Ediz, Raian, Jack and Sultan who were the first children in the school this year to receive their certificates in Assembly. They also all each earned 2 points for their teams.
Just before Christmas two children completed their Silver Awards, meaning that they had collected ten achievements in their Silver card. Tyler from Hippo Class was the first child in Lower school to achieve Silver and Marley in Crocodile Class was the first in Upper school. Well done to both boys who received their certificates, along with 3 points for their teams.