Students are encouraged to recognise that the greatest reward for hard work at college is the success it brings in examinations and in life. Normal college expectations not only equip students with the good learning habits necessary to reach their full academic potential but also the soft skills (attendance, punctuality, presentation, leadership and team-working etc) required by employers, universities, and colleges.
All praise and rewards are recorded on Class Charts as follows and the points are totalled regularly for students to see and spend. Teachers will record Class Charts praise points as close to the ‘event’ as possible. Class Charts points can be spent by students on a variety of prizes, such as Year 11 Prom tickets; Jump the queue cards; are available in the Class Charts shop.
Awards link to our college values as follows:
Students will receive awards weekly. Excellent Week and Excellent Punctuality Week and tutee of the week. There are a variety of Prestigious awards presented at different times during the year, such as
Headteacher’s student of the month, termly Head of Learning Award, termly Headteacher’s Commendation, biannual subject achievement awards, Pride of Newton Abbot College Award and The Community Award.
The college also schedules prestigious events such as the annual Sports Awards evening and the annual Arts Awards evening. Outstanding GCSE results awards – these are awarded to the highest achieving students each year.
Leadership Awards; bronze, silver and gold awards.
Sixth form ‘Medallion Award’; bronze, silver and gold awards.