Rewards & Incentives
Blenheim's ‘House Point’ rewards system is an integral part of ensuring all students fulfil their personal and academic potential by encouraging them to be the best in all that they do.
The House Point System is designed to allow all students to achieve, regardless of their talent or ability to perform highly. House Points are accredited to the individual as well as to the House System and rewards handed out in the same way. Students and parents/carers can see House Points awarded and students' progress by logging into Insight.
Focus Friday – each week students are tasked to earn 3 House Points and 0 Demerits, names are put into a ballot to win a sweet treat on a Friday. Students who do not win a prize, will be awarded a House Point ahead of the new Focus Friday week for their efforts.
At the end of each term, each year group has a celebration assembly where numerous rewards are given. These rewards are based on many different factors including attendance, punctuality and individual achievements as well as the list below.
How do students earn House points?
There are numerous ways to earn House Points both within lessons and through extra-curricular activities;
- Good Attitude / Effort / Behaviour / Contribution
- Good Classwork/Homework
- Form Tutor Only - Good Organisation (Planner/Uniform)
- Excellent Attitude / Effort / Behaviour / Contribution
- Excellent Classwork/Homework
- Excellent Performance in Tri-Weekly
- Excellent work in a specific subject
- Attending an enrichment activity
- Excellent performance in Key Assessment
- Work of an outstanding nature
- Participation in a House Quiz
- Representing the School
- Teacher Postcard
- Participation in a House Event
- Teacher Excellence Award-Certificates
- Leadership Team – Recognition
Typically, students are awarded one House Point at a time but bonus house points awarded each term when students fulfil the following criteria:
- 100% = 25 house points
- 99% = 20 house points
- 98% = 15 house points
- 97% = 10 house points
- 96% = 5 house points
- 1.50 = 35 house points
- 1.75 – 30 house points
- 2.00 = 25 house points
- 2.25 = 20 house points
- 2.50 = 15 house points
- 2.75 = 10 house points
House Point Badges
Each student’s performance is combined and continuously collated and tracked throughout their school year. A student's overall performance is then recognised as reaching either the Bronze, Silver or Gold badge standard. A student should aim to achieve a Bronze badge by the end of term 1, a Silver badge by the end of term 2 and a Gold badge by the end of term 3. When a student achieves each badge standard they will receive certain awards, privileges and incentives.
The Sports Colours Reward system is managed by the PE department. Students have to commit to at least 25 extra-curricular sessions within a year to be eligible for a Sports Colours Award. Students can achieve this in one sport or across many different activities. Additionally, the sports colours system recognises consistent commitment by students throughout their time at Blenheim and the level of reward increases each year that a student meets the criteria. If a student meets the criteria for four years, they are awarded a sports tie as recognition of their commitment to sport at Blenheim.
Sixth Form Rewards
In addition to gaining House Points, Sixth Form students are rewarded both formally and informally in a number of different ways. Community participation is an integral part of the Blenheim Graduation Certificate, and students are rewarded for their efforts with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Students are also praised for their attendance, academic effort and progress via termly rewards assemblies, in addition to commendations, postcards home, certificates and letters celebrating success from the Head of Sixth Form.