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14/05/21

Retweetd From HAWI Library

Library lessons this week involve discussing the Carnegie Medal shortlisted titles, using the cover, blurb and first page as the starting point. Today's class favoured "The Girl Who Speaks Bear", but there's been a wide range of winners across the different classes. https://t.co/cdfRQylIpx

13/05/21

7 Gibson presented an excellent assembly on Caring for the Environment where they shared some facts and some top tips on how we can do better to care for the environment in our own lives. https://t.co/IYtdJwUkOf

13/05/21

Fantastic display created by students in Spanish Club about Spanish in the world https://t.co/BsuLh9oW1n

13/05/21

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House Reading Challenge update: Butler took over the lead from Nelson but only just. It is incredibly close at the top of the league and much can change before the next results are announced after the half-term break. https://t.co/J05SAALjla

11/05/21

A huge thank you to Jack and Aaliyah from for their inspiring presentation about life at the University of Oxford. Our Philosophers loved hearing from you and can’t wait to apply!

07/05/21

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Our students have borrowed 318 fiction books during the first three weeks of the summer term! Keep up with the reading! https://t.co/hKjtoNcGMd

06/05/21

Some of our students have been completing Constructions and Tarsia puzzles as part of their Maths lessons recently. Keep up the excellent work! https://t.co/uYLTdxySiS

06/05/21

Year 8 students have been working on composing some music to represent a villain character in a film. Sanjay, Toshe and Jacob's composition is sounding great so far! https://t.co/CFl8jU4LwE

05/05/21

This week in Enrichment, they put these skills to the test with various team building and problem solving games. https://t.co/H3M9ijXJgi

05/05/21

On the upcoming Duke of Edinburgh expedition’s for Year 9, students will be working in groups to navigate and walk for 2 days with an overnight camp. Their key to success will be good communication, resilience and motivating peers in order to overcome the challenge as a group!

04/05/21

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Year 7 showing off their research skills in library lesson - absolutely brilliant effort and team work! https://t.co/zZaYJRorlA

29/04/21

This week in Science: Year 9 had a hands-on opportunity to learn about the circulatory system by dissecting hearts! https://t.co/mHzMlH8fWt

28/04/21

Congratulations to the students below for entering the Linguachef competition with such great international dishes! https://t.co/UtCUeZk07e

28/04/21

Some photos of fantastic student work in Latin! https://t.co/EwCwbydebQ

28/04/21

Year 7 bringing Ancient Roman Theatre to HAWI https://t.co/FauX9B7Zzp

28/04/21

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Volleyball club has over 20 students who stay after Enrichment, 4-5pm, always keen to learn and improve 🏐 https://t.co/lpKYtJ6dym

28/04/21

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Students came out of their first gymnastics session ‘beam-ing’ as they tried out the new equipment. Looking forward to using the uneven bars! Great effort 👏🏽 https://t.co/pifgoDGcd2

25/03/21

Year 9 students worked exceptionally well, learning how to put up a tent as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award! https://t.co/cF38BDWEni

25/03/21

This week in Science: while studying the topic of light Year 7 had the amazing opportunity to dissect eyes which has helped them to understand their structure and how we see. https://t.co/wdIYPrrTYj

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Rewards

At Harris Academy Wimbledon, we operate a range of rewards systems that work collectively to reinforce the messages of our whole school motto - ‘Make a Difference’  based on our key values of ‘Independence, Integrity, and Resilience’. We believe that rewards play a central role in promoting a culture of success and high standards of participation, positive behaviour for learning, and attainment. The rewards systems at Harris Academy Wimbledon also has a motivational role in helping students understand that outstanding, considerate behaviour, self-awareness and responsibility to self and others is valued.

Rewards are communicated to students in their planners and data is recorded on Bromcom.

  1. Lower School Curriculum Reward System (Year 7 and Year 8)

Students can be recognised and rewarded for their effort in lessons. A subject teacher will award the student and place a stamp in their exercise book. This is worth 1 reward point.  The member of staff will also record this on Bromcom.  When students have collected 5 stamps, they will be awarded a curriculum sticker. Curriculum stickers should be stuck in the student planner and the member of staff should record on Bromcom.

Students will then be rewarded for the number of stickers collected as follows:

 

Year 7

Year 8

5 Stickers

Director of Year 7/8 Reward

Director of Year 7/8 Reward

10 Stickers

Vice Principal Reward

Vice Principal Reward

30 Stickers

Principal’s Breakfast

Principal’s Afternoon Tea

50 Stickers

Reward Trip

Reward Trip

Students will also receive Star badges based on the number of stickers collected.  10 stickers is a bronze star badge, 30 silver, and 50 gold.

  1. Upper School Curriculum Rewards System (Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11)

Curriculum rewards in the Upper School are called ‘Kudos’.  Each subject will award Kudos for effort in a specific piece of work, and a sticker is placed in the student’s exercise book, next to the work.  The teacher should sign the next available box on the Kudos page of the student’s planner.  The specific piece of work can be a written task, a practical task (e.g. Science, Music, PE) or a creative task (e.g. Drama, Music, Art), but it must be a clear piece of learning showing progress.  Receiving a Kudos sticker should be a significant event and should be less frequent than Lower School stamps.  Each Kudos awarded is worth five reward points which will count towards the House League weekly points competition.  Each marking cycle should present at least one opportunity to award Kudos.

Student achieves...

Higher Reward

Subject Kudos (once per marking cycle)

Sticker in student planner

25 Kudos Stickers

Letter home from Director of Upper School and bronze bar for blazer

50 Kudos Stickers

Letter home from Vice Principal and silver bar for blazer

100 Kudos Stickers

Letter home from Principal, gold bar for blazer, and appointment as Academic Champion for the student’s house (whole-school role)

  1. Pastoral Rewards (Lower and Upper School)

Weekly Tutor Awards

Tutors are required to record a weekly Tutor Award to those students who meet all Academy expectations in a week. This award is the equivalent of 5 Reward Points and should only be issued if the student meets all of the following weekly requirements.

  • Planner is graffiti free, in order, and fully signed,
  • All equipment,
  • No detentions,
  • Perfect uniform,
  • 100% attendance,
  • 100% punctuality.

The weekly tutor award will be noted in planners as a stamp and the Directors of Lower School and Upper School will monitor that the Tutor award is being implemented consistently and rigorously.

Attendance Rewards

Criteria

Award

100% Attendance for a half term

Bronze Attendance certificate and 20 reward points from their tutor

100% Attendance for a term

Silver Attendance certificate and 30 reward points from their tutor

100% Attendance for two terms

Gold Attendance certificate, 40 reward points from the Vice Principal, and a Gold Attendance Honours badge

100% Attendance for one academic year

Platinum Attendance certificate, 50 reward points from the Principal and a Platinum Attendance Honours badge presented to them at the annual Honours Evening

Make a Difference Awards

Make a Difference Awards are given to students who consistently demonstrate that they have made a difference to their own lives or the lives of others.  In most circumstances, students can be awarded a ‘Make A Difference’ sticker and postcard sent home in the post. ‘Make a Difference’ stickers and postcards are generally given out at the start and finish of a half term in assembly.

In exceptional circumstances, where students have gone above and beyond the make a difference to the life of the Academy or their own lives, students will be awarded 50 reward points, a Make a Difference Certificate, and receive an honours badge during our Honours Evening.  

  1. The House System

The House system provides opportunities for students to work together in friendly competition, and to collaborate across year groups. Through competition, students have the chance to earn a variety of different rewards.

Weekly HAWI House League competition

Collecting Reward Points (Lower School), Kudos (Upper School) and pastoral awards across both schools will also contribute to earning House points. At the end of each week the Reward Points, Kudos and pastoral award points collected by all students in the same House will be totaled. The winning House will be awarded 7 House points. The House in second place will be awarded 6 House points, third place 5 House points, fourth place 4, fifth 3, sixth 2, and seventh 1 House point. There will be separate competitions for Lower and Upper Schools, and also an overall league.  

Students can also take part in a wide range of different House events from all areas of school life throughout the year. This will also generate points for the HAWI House League.  House events will be overseen by Heads of House and student House Leaders.  The blend of competitions ensures that everyone has the opportunity to represent their House and be rewarded for something that they enjoy or are good at. House events include academic competitions, creative competitions, various inter-house sporting activities, public speaking competitions, and Spelling Bees.

  1. Blazer Badges

As well as their House Badge, a student can also be awarded a number of other badges which are to be worn on the left lapel of the student blazer. Blazer badges are as follows:

Badge

Criteria

Platinum Attendance*

100% attendance for the academic year

Bronze Curriculum Star

10 Stickers

Silver Curriculum Star

30 Stickers

Gold Curriculum Star

50 Stickers

Bronze Kudos Bar

25 Kudos Awards

Silver Kudos Bar

50 Kudos Awards

Gold Kudos Bar

100 Kudos Awards

Subject Attainment Award*

Outstanding attainment in a subject area

Subject Effort award*

Outstanding effort in a subject area

Subject Progress award*

Outstanding progress in a subject area

Enrichment & Extra-Curricular award*

Outstanding contribution to enrichment/EC

House Tutor award*

Outstanding contribution to house tutor group

House Values awards

Awarded each term to recognise house values

Make a Difference award*

Outstanding contribution to school ethos

*to be awarded at Honours Evening.

Harris Wimbledon Honours Evening

Honours Evening is a prestigious event in the school calendar; an opportunity for celebration for all governors, staff, parents and students who have contributed to the success of Academy over the previous year. Our Honours Evening is an occasion when we make time to share student success and show our pride in their achievements, in the knowledge that praise, encouragement and rewards are the catalysts that will motivate them to even greater success in the future. Our Harris Wimbledon Student Leadership team will host the Honours Evening where each year group has a presentation of Curriculum, Pastoral and Extra-Curricular awards followed by Attendance awards, the Team Award and Make A Difference awards.