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Recognising Achievement
The school always seeks to use rewards to promote good behaviour and high standards of work
The overwhelming weight of evidence supplied by educational research and backed by teachers is that high expectations produce higher standards from students in schoolwork, behaviour, manners and appearance. All staff encourage high standards from all students and are positive both in comments and giving of praise.

Our reward system is based on positive discipline but not to the extent of negative reinforcement. We aim for a healthy mix of rewarding excellence, good standards and adherence to school rules offset against the reprimand of negative, harmful behaviour. We try to ensure that hard working middle ability students are recognised for their efforts as equally as the high fliers or students with behaviour management or learning difficulties.

The school seeks to use rewards to promote good behaviour and work using the Ello positive and negative system. Any member of staff within school can award a positive or a negative onto the Ello system. Parents and guardians are always able to view these positive and negatives using Ello, and are able to discuss them with their child's tutor.

Students are awarded merits for achievements such as exceeding a target grade, attendance of after-school activities, voluntary coaching, helping others and sustained improvement. Students are able to cash these merits in at the 'Reward Shop', for rewards such as cinema tickets, Ellowes Hall merchandise and MP3 players. Ellowes Hall Sports College always recognises exceptional achievement, whether through assemblies, newsletters, badges, awards or our annual Presentation Evenings.

Positions of Responsibility
  • Head Boy/Girl; Sports Captain Boy/Girl and Deputies – (braiding and striped blazers)
    The top students in Year 10 are selected to apply for the above posts. Each student has to write a letter of application to the Headteacher and is then called for interview.

  • Prefects – (black and silver striped tie)
    Students who have maintained high standards of behaviour and commitment to their work and school will be invited to apply to become a Prefect.

  • Sports Tie – (burgundy tie)
    All students in Year 10 have the opportunity to apply for a Sports Tie to recognise their service to the school and PE. A formal application process applies

  • Games Captain
    Each House and each Year Group a games captain is nominated to organise the House Teams for their Year Group. Application process applies and the PE Department select students based on commitment to PE and organisational skills

  • Student Council - (black tie with four house colour stripes)
    Students from all year groups are invited to write a manifesto and put their name forward to the annual elections for the Student Council
"Students take pride in their work and in their school. Students are keen to take on responsibilities and are given a range of opportunities to do so"
Ofsted, November 2012
  Ellowes Hall Sports College
Stickley Lane
West Midlands
01384 686 600
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