Student Reward Programme

Our rewards programme is competency based and teaches students about the work related skills and Christian values they will use as they learn. It is embedded and reinforced duringthe PSHCCE mornings, tutor time and reinforced in all lessons. For further information on the 7 competences, please have a look at the document here.
We strongly believe that we have a duty to equip our students to face life's challenges by developing their employability skills and attributes, empowering them to take responsibility for their own development and become positive employees of the future.
We all start our learning journey as 'dependent learners' relying on others for our learning. To become successful in life we need to move on from being a 'dependent' learner to an 'independent' learner. This can only happen if we have the confidence in ourselves to learn, practice and demonstrate a range of new skills. Our reward programme helps students on their own learning journey to develop the skills required.

Learning competences

Rewards are given when a student demonstrates any of the 7 transferable skills around the Academy. Students are assessed and rewarded against the following seven competences:

Faith in Action

Team Learner

Reflective Learner

Independent Learner

Creative Learner

Literate Learner

Numerate Learner

All students are issued with an Academy planner. Within this there is a dedicated rewards section for recording their Reward Points.  When a member of staff recognises that a student has demonstrated one of the learning competences they stamp the student's planner. Along with the stamp students also receive a voting token.  Students use these tokens to vote for a local, national or international charity by depositing the tokens in theCharity Box in Reception. The proportion of tokens a charity receives determines the amount of money the charity will receive from the next fundraising event.
For the current round of voting the following charities have been chosen:


Local Charity  

Redcar Foodbank is part of a Nationwide Network of foodbanks supported by the Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger in the UK. We support the Redcar area and We provide 3 days' nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in a crisis.

National Charity

NSPCC is the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. They help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.

International Charity

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life. Their priorities are child survival and development, basic education and gender equality, HIV/Aids and children, child protection from violence and abuse and working with partners to form policies.

Previous Years

The total raised for charities during the 2015-2016 academic year is £4870.22. To view a list of these charities click here.

The total raised for charities during the 2014-2015 academic year is £5,476.74. To view a list of these charities click here.


Take a look at our classroom poster to find out about all the ways students at Sacred Heart are rewarded here.