All pupils in Key Stages 3 & 4 (Years 7 – 11) are given a daily Progress Card, which is marked by the Teacher at the end of  each lesson.  The daily Progress Card records commendations that pupils receive for:

  • Being safe.
  • Following instructions.
  • Being respectful.
  • Their attitude to learning.

Pupils can earn additional commendations based on their own individual SEMH targets. This target aims to incentivise pupils to take responsibility for their own learning and addresses areas in which the pupil needs to focus their efforts to achieve their maximum potential.

Commendation are also awarded for wearing the correct school uniform throughout the day and punctuality to school; extra commendations can be earned for outstanding work or exemplary behaviour and attitude.

Each pupil has an account to which their commendations are added to. Commendations can be exchanged for a variety of rewards including vouchers or days out. Pupils can also choose to spend their commendations in the NRHS School Shop where there are a range of products from games, to electrical devices and sports equipment.

Teachers are able to send outstanding work to the Headteacher to be considered for the book of excellence. If approved by the senior leadership team, pupils are rewarded with a £10 voucher.