Secondary Rewards

Staff at Swindon Academy are always looking to reward students for academic, sporting, social and cultural achievements, and we offer a range of rewards to:

  • Recognise the value of students’ achievement, effort, service and leadership within the academy
  • Give positive encouragement to students to succeed and to contribute
  • Enhance staff-student relationships within the academy
  • Improve students’ sense of self-confidence and worth

All the rewards will feed into the College Championship. There are four ‘Colleges’ at Swindon Academy and these four colleges will compete for the “College Championship Cup”.

College assemblies will provide staff and students with a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and reward all that has been achieved in their College and school.


Weekly Rewards

  • Each week teachers and TAs have 25 Epraise points (EPPos) which they can award to students. 

  • 1 point is automatically awarded to pupils who have handed in all their homework on time (Punctual).

  • 1 point is automatically awarded to pupils who have work their uniform correctly (Professional).

  • 1 point is automatically awarded to pupils who have exhibited perfect behaviour (Polite).

  • 1 point is automatically awarded to pupils who have 100% attendance (Professional).

  • 1 point is awarded for punctuality to school and to lessons.

  • 1 point is awarded for exemplary behaviour around the Academy.


Termly Rewards

  • Points are awarded for every outstanding grade on progress checks for: meeting expectations (Positive, Polite, Prepared, Punctual and Proud), attitude to learning (Reflective, Inquisitive, Determine, Enthusiastic), homework (Prepared and Punctual) and behaviour (Positive, Polite and Proud).

  • Pupils who are in the Top 10 Rank Order for progress or attainment will receive 10 E-praise points.

  • Each term Pupil Charter cetificates are rewarded to students.

  • Students will receive Pupil Charter accolades for attendance at well-being activities.

100% Achievements - All pupils with 100% attendance, 100% punctuality or 100% perfect behaviour in a term are awarded with Epraise points and are entered into a prize draw.


Reward Events and Trips

Students have the opportunity to qualify for the Reward Event/Trip.  Reward Events are enjoyed by students who have at least 97% attendance and zero behaviour sanctions, prep detentions or exclusions during the published criteria dates.



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