At Trinity, our ethos is underpinned by praise; this is so important to us. We have endeavoured to cement our ethos of inclusivity and the highest of expectations by creating a ‘praise culture’ amongst students and staff.
This is characterised by our continuous mission to encourage and reward student effort and positive attitudes. We recognise that motivation comes from an intrinsic sense of success, encouragement and resilience. We utilise a wide range of methods to recognise and acknowledge our students’ commitment, effort and achievements.
All students are rewarded by applause moments which include staff and peers showing recognition and appreciation for success or effort. Applause moments are a constant feature of all lessons and demonstrate our commitment to meaningful and instant student praise. Our more formal reward system allows students to be recognised for demonstrating our values and going the ‘extra mile’ in lessons and the wider life of school and our character education framework also has a reward element in the form of Character Cards that recognise students’ ability to exhibit the desired character behaviours.
It is not just the students who are subject to frequent praise and recognition; weekly ‘Staff Star’ and ‘Extra Miler’ Awards are awarded to staff over the week. Finally, our HEART Wall and Half Term Heroes schemes are visible elements of our praise culture ensure that our values are demonstrated every day. The Heart Wall is a space where students are encouraged to exhibit random acts of kindness and votes of thanks every week, and the most kind and compassionate are shared in the weekly parent bulletin.
Download our Trinity ‘Excellence for All’ Reward System poster below.