Behaviour and Rewards

Rewarding positive conduct.

Rewards System

St Leonard’s has several formal and informal methods of rewarding pupils for their hard work, conscientiousness, attendance to school and more generally going above and beyond what is expected of them. 

The main system that pupils use for rewards is the ClassCharts Rewards Store. The positive points that pupils earn in school can be spent in the Rewards Store on items ranging from stationary to sweet treats to gift vouchers. The most popular item on the Rewards Store is a pass to skip the lunch queue with a friend.  

We expect our pupils to display positive behaviour which can be identified and rewarded by all staff at any occasion throughout the school day, whether that be in the classroom, in the corridors during the transition between lessons, breaks and lunches or in enrichment activities. Positive points are awarded for a range of positive activities such as excellent classwork, excellent homework, reading for pleasure and for attending enrichment clubs, among many others.  

The school also recognises positive behaviour in more formal ways, such as weekly rewards for 100% attendance, celebration assemblies each half term, and our inter-form St Leonard’s Cup tournament, which takes place twice every academic year. 

Parents can track behaviour points awarded to their children through the ClassCharts app. The app, along with your child’s homework calendar, informs families of any positive or negative points awarded by staff, detentions given and when detentions are scheduled. Parents can also award positive points to their children for certain behaviours, for example for putting a lot of effort into homework or for reading for pleasure at home.  

More information on ClassCharts can be found on the Parent Apps page of the website. 

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Updated | 20th December, 2023 |

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