Woodlands School

Achievement

At Woodlands we like to celebrate the fantastic achievements of our super students:

Star of the Week

Each week a student is nominated within each class for Star of the Week by the class staff Team and is celebrated each Friday in our whole school assembly. Students are awarded a certificate for their achievement. Students are nominated for the ‘WOW’ moments.

Headteachers Award

A student is nominated each half term by the Headteacher and is celebrated in the Head teacher’s whole school Achievement assembly on the last day of every half term. The Headteacher selects one student who had gained a Star of the Week from that particular half term. Students are awarded a certificate and a medal.

Headteacher Postcard and Sticker

Students are given a Headteachers sticker and a postcard is sent home to parents for students who achieve above and beyond. They come to the Headteacher's office for their sticker. These are awarded throughout the year.

House Points

We have 4 houses here at Woodlands: Tram, Beach, Pier and Tower. Every student is in house and has their own house point card. Each time a student is awarded a house point, their house point card is stamped. Each card holds 10 stamps, and once the card is full they go to the office and receive a new card and a token. The token is placed in our token machine and the house with the most tokens is the overall winner at the end of the year. We have House Days throughout the year where students can earn extra house points.

Reading Vending Machine

This is one of our new initiatives here at Woodlands. Students are enjoying engaging with our new reading scheme. Students are given a token for the vending machine and are able to select one of their favourite reading books. Students receive a token for a variety of reasons which demonstrate their achievement.

 

Pegasus Award

The Pegasus Award recognises, creates and increases students’ opportunities for achievement beyond the curriculum. It will challenge and stretch students to promote confidence and self-belief.

There are 4 strands to the Award:

Healthy Living
Helping Others
Skills for Life
Exploring the Environment

There are 14 tiers. Students will work towards the Pegasus Award from Year 1 to Year 14. Each tier will represent a World Landmark, and students will make their journey through the different landmarks, and will be awarded once each level (landmark) is complete.

Once a student receives three stamps in a Pegasus area, they will receive a Pegasus sticker and it will be highlighted on the Classroom Pegasus board

One Pegasus star equals 3 pieces of evidence – total 36 pieces of evidence to achieve a Pegasus Award.

Each student will also have an individual Pegasus target that will be agreed with Parents’, and can be evidenced from home using the Evidence for Learning App or simply sending the evidence into school. Students will need to achieve their target, together with gaining 36 points to achieve the Pegasus Award.

Once they have achieved the Pegasus Award they will start again on the next tier (Landmark)

Through our learning themes and whole school cultural days there will be opportunities to learn about the different landmarks and cultures.

 

How the 4 areas of the Pegasus Award link with British Values and RRS:

Healthy Living – Making Healthy Choices Physically and Mentally

British Values: Individual Liberty: being the best version of me

RRS24: Every child has the right to best possible health. I have the right to good food and the best possible health, both physically and mentally.


Examples:

Resilience
Therapies – including yoga
Mental health awareness
Self-confidence, self-awareness, self esteem

Feelings and emotions
Freedom to express opinions and respecting the views and opinions of others
Reflecting on similarities and differences


Helping Others – Understanding Consequences of Your Actions (Good and Bad)

British Value - The rule of law: Understanding rules and consequences of behaviour.

British Value - Mutual respect and tolerance: Treat everyone equally.

RRS Article 29: I have the right to an education that develops my personality, talents and abilities to the full - respecting each other’s cultures and environments.

RRS Article 23: I have the right to dignity and independence and have the right to play an active part in the community.


Examples:

Understanding right from wrong
Understanding the consequence of our actions
Golden rules
Class charter
Feelings
Helping others
Discussions around bullying, racism, stereotyping
Respecting each other

Skills for Life - Independence and Key Skills

British Value - Democracy: Making decisions together.

RRS Article 12: I have the right to have a say in all matters affecting me.

RRS Article 23: I have the right to dignity and independence (and to live a full and decent life)


Examples:

  • Numeracy and literacy skills
  • Manners, punctuality and communication skills
    Life skills
  • Having a say in all matters affecting them
  • Having their views taken seriously
  • Student council
  • Voting
  • Turn taking / sharing
  • Making choices in school
  • Having views listened to


Exploring the Environment – Beyond the Classroom

British Value - Individual liberty: Being the best version of me.

RRS Article 29: I have the right to an education that develops my personality, talents and abilities to the full.

RRS Article 23: I have the right to dignity and independence (and to live a full and decent life)

RRS Article 31: I have the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.


Examples:

  • Taking part in forest schools
  • Lunchtime clubs
  • Experiences of work
  • Learning about and celebrating all cultures, races and beliefs
  • Providing links with the wider and local community
  • Trying a range of activities and experiences to enable them to have preferences
    Opportunities to develop their own interests and ideas
  • Discussing differences between students and learning about each other’s faiths, culture, views and races
  • Learning about the world around them - locally and further afield

    The Pegasus Award ensures students are provided with challenging, exciting and different experiences to help them learn and will draw upon the best possible outcomes. Through the creation of positive and meaningful relationships, it thrives in the ever changing educational landscape by placing the student at its core.