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21/06/24

Excitement is building for the HAWI election! Today candidates have campaigned for the prestigious title of ‘Principal for the day’. All students will be voting on Tuesday 2nd for the political party that they think has the best policies for HAWI. 🗓️🗳️ pic.twitter.com/mB8JYIPLak

13/06/24

Our Year 12 Politics class enjoyed a great trip to the Houses of Parliament. With MPs away, they were able to visit both chambers and then took part in a workshop applying their knowledge from their A-level studies to the passage of a new law. pic.twitter.com/GKaMkyGfyt

11/06/24

Amazing work from our students today who have been working hard to represent their houses in our first ever HAWIVision! It took a huge amount of bravery to stand up in front of a large audience and sing.Well done for the amazing performances! pic.twitter.com/bGchXp2ffn

10/06/24

We were lucky enough to receive Cliff McNish today, author of ‘Doomspell’ and ‘Breathe’. He talked about the motivation behind his novels, the importance of reading and engaged the students in inspiring Ghost Story workshop. The students loved it! pic.twitter.com/q6yBDFBdT8

24/05/24

After a week focused on exams, we paused revision today for a formal Leavers ceremony. Year 11 students had the opportunity to hear from their house tutors and sign shirts. Year 11 have grown into wonderful people and we can't wait to see what the future holds for them! pic.twitter.com/w32BKvF9GN

17/05/24

HAWI celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week!The theme of is year is ‘Movement!’ The assemblies and inspiring talks heard this week focussed on the importance of movement. Today is our “Wear it Green” day! Students wore an item of green to raise awareness about Mental Health. pic.twitter.com/ftZudA0rTz

22/04/24

Y12students embarked on the 'Take The Lead' programme this year, a unique collaboration between schools, businesses, and the expertise of The Old Vic Theatre. They've gained invaluable insights into navigating life after school & the future work world.💼 #FutureReady pic.twitter.com/rE13l4Hu36

19/04/24

Exciting news! Starting April 22nd, join our new extra-curricular club run by 'Rise Up' 🌟. Dive deep into Black History, focusing on Black British heritage, culture, dreams, & social action. A space to learn, grow, and make a difference. Don't miss out! pic.twitter.com/HlMhTSt4S6

17/04/24

Dive into the worlds of The Arts and Crafts Movement and Impressionism this Autumn term, crafting stunning clay tiles.🎨 Remember to collect your masterpiece before term ends, or they'll be part of our Easter recycling. Don't miss out! pic.twitter.com/OGBpvYprMG

15/04/24

Huge shout out to our Year 11 Netball team for smashing their way to the FINALS with a spectacular 27-3 win over Harris Crystal Palace! 🎉 Their dedication and hard work in training have truly paid off. Let's rally behind them as they aim for the top spot in the finals! 🏐 pic.twitter.com/0LCDDuyoDM

28/03/24

Today marks the end of the term, but the beginning of a well-deserved break! 🌟 Wishing all our students a fantastic holiday. Rest, recharge, and get ready to leap into a new term filled with more learning and adventures on April 15th. See you then!

28/03/24

Year 12 have been honing their life drawing skills in collaboration with King's School this week, showcasing incredible observations and techniques. Kudos to all who attended! 🎨 We're proud of our talented students and excited to support their ongoing development! pic.twitter.com/454TvNnVCo

27/03/24

Massive applause for our Maths Challenge Team! 🌟 Showcasing incredible teamwork and resilience, they stood out with two Year 11s, finishing in the top third of the toughest round. Here's to their brilliant success and looking forward to next year. WELL DONE!!! pic.twitter.com/mMFPYzkGZq

26/03/24

Our HAWI Cadets shone at Pirbright, acing their Weapon Handling test with unparalleled dedication & skill. 🌟 Their conduct and resilience earned high praise, setting a solid foundation for summer camp. Proud of their growth and commitment! pic.twitter.com/cTXiRXa2gl

25/03/24

Standing ovation for our students & team for an incredible Oliver production! 🎭✨ Their talent, hard work, and dedication brought the story to life. I was an amazing performance. Bravo to all involved! pic.twitter.com/m9jycaRsbv

22/03/24

Huge applause for Dominika, Sienna, Deniel, and Andre on their amazing iStopMotion animation this term! 🌟🎥 Their creativity knows no bounds. Check it out. pic.twitter.com/eCUdXpMXvc

22/03/24

🏑🏐 Our HAWI athletes shining! The hockey team showed incredible skill at Raynes Park, gearing up for the London Hockey Tier 3 finals. Meanwhile, our Year 8 girls clinched a thrilling 14-13 netball victory against Harris Chafford Hundred, propelling them to the semi-finals! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/5hJMpF8utj

21/03/24

Final Gym session of the academic year for our year 11s. Thank you Nuffield Health Merton Abbey for exposing our students to the health and social benefits of leisure centres delivering weekly fitness and gym floor sessions pic.twitter.com/Vqu2TRIg3x

21/03/24

On Mar 11, our Y7 & Y8 music students shined at the Royal Albert Hall with 1,500 peers for the Merton Music Foundation's Change is Coming Concert 🎶🌟. An incredible achievement & experience, showcasing their outstanding talent! pic.twitter.com/hN4xuFNA9E

20/03/24

Final Gym session of the academic year for our year 11s. Thank you Nuffield Health Merton Abbey for exposing our students to the health and social benefits of leisure centres delivering weekly fitness and gym floor sessions pic.twitter.com/Vqu2TRIg3x

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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.