Rewarding achievement in its many forms engages and motivates students to do their best in all areas of life. Through ‘School Pod’ teachers can record positive behaviour and character values and award points. Each student can earn reward points for a variety of reasons, for example:
Picking up litter
Attending lunchtime clubs regularly
Positive behaviour in lessons
Representing the school or college
Students can then exchange their points for items or activities and dependent upon how many they accumulate, the rewards can be big or small, for example:
Voucher for a tasty treat
Time with a friend
Special trip out in the community
We recognise that our students thrive on praise and the thrill of success. Praise rewards can inspire those students who from time to time may find challenges hard to overcome.
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All learners at Wargrave House School and College will take part in a careers programme in years 7-13 that helps them to:
Understand their education, training, employment and other progression Opportunities.
Develop the skills they need to plan and manage their own personal development and career progression.
Access relevant information and learning from taster activities and experience of work.
Take part in making and maintaining individual progression plans to help them improve their prospects of success.
Offer feedback and ideas on how to improve the careers programme.
Easy to find and available at convenient times and in convenient locations, including on the intranet.
Clearly labelled and referenced.
Comprehensive, giving details of all progression opportunities and associated support arrangements such as financial help.
Unbiased and up to date.
Focused on individual needs and fit for purpose.
Supportive of equal opportunities.
Provided by people with relevant training and expertise.
All parents and carers can expect to:
Be able to make an appointment with a member of staff or specialist independent and impartial Careers Adviser to discuss their child’s progress and prospects.
Have access to teachers, subjects, learning partners and specialist advisers at events such as parent consultation evenings and Annual Reviews.
Be invited to look at schemes of work and employability activities, information and resources, using and contributing to them if they wish as well as receiving invitations to take part in employability and information events.
Can comment on the usefulness of the employability/careers programme to their child and how it could be improved.
At Wargrave House School and College, we believe it is vital for our young people to develop a good understanding of finance in order to prepare themselves for adulthood. We aim to support our young people to be active and responsible financial citizens in and around our local community.
Financial education is important to all of our young people and families, and we believe that we can provide a strong foundation in financial understanding and a range of opportunities to learn and apply their knowledge and skills to allow them to flourish in the future and live financially secure and successful lives.
Our vision is that our young people possess the knowledge, skills and confidence in personal finance that enable them:
to be resilient when faced with financial issues.
to show respect for other peoples personal financial situations.
to display responsibility when handling money and making important financial decisions about their lives.
To achieve this we tailor our curriculum by educating our young people about finance so that they develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in relation to money in order to equip them for life and enhance this through themed joint financial and employability activities.