Anthony Gell School

Rewards System

Every student should expect their achievements to be recognised and at the Anthony Gell School we operate a system that works to support achievement and reward the positive contributions our students make across a wide range of areas.

All staff are able to issue rewards using our Class Charts software according to the guidelines set out in our behaviour policy. Staff will issue rewards points to recognise a wide number of areas of achievement including:

The table below show the structure of the rewards system:




Each member of staff will issue rewards points according to the following table:






Points Award


All Staff

Every day achievements;

Good work, effort, behaviour, positive attitude, supporting others


Verbal/written (in work book) praise

Award points on Class Charts




All staff

Repeated every day achievements or a single major achievement;

Consistent good work, excellent effort, behaviour, improvement, achieving targets, maintaining consistent standards, contribution to school life


Award points on Class Charts

Postcard/e-certificate home

Phone call/email home



3 Teachers&


Outstanding work and contribution to the classroom or wider school community

e.g. sports activity, school performance (drama, dance, music), helping out at events (e.g. Y6 parents evening). Helping others. Outstanding attendance (termly – 97% or above)

As appropriate

Departmental certificate

Award points on Class Charts

Give profile to student and their work, display where appropriate

Promote achievement through school newsletter, local press



Senior Tutors/ HoDs

Exceptional (excellence) prolonged effort and attendance. Out of school contributions. Charity fund-raising efforts. Outstanding contribution to the House or Tutor Group

Or in support of fellow students

As appropriate

Award certificates (bronze, silver etc)

Award points on Class Charts

Communicate with home (email, phone-call)

Assembly celebration




Outstanding improvement over period of time (termly) – progress, attendance


Award points on Class Charts

Issue certificate

Contact home (email, phone-call)




Outstanding contribution to the community

Outstanding achievement

Overcoming adversity

As appropriate / termly

Award points on Class Charts

Issue certificate

Communicate with home (email, phone-call)



  As students reach thresholds in the number of reward points they receive they are entitled to a range of rewards. The table below shows the rewards currently on offer:


Year group


100 points

300 points

400 points



7 to 9


E-Certificates awarded at the following intervals


Bronze – 100

Silver – 200

Gold – 300

Platinum – 400

Extra - 500





Choice of:


- AGS Café or

- Library voucher

- Knagziz voucher

- AGS branded pen, pencil, ruler

- Fastpass to lunch queue



Free activity day

(up to £10) or Amazon voucher for £10


Entry into yearly prize draw



End of year trip

Year 10

Year 11


£10 off ball ticket or Amazon voucher for £10


Year 12


Free driving lesson or Amazon voucher for £10


Choice of extra driving lesson or voucher


Year 13



£10 off ball ticket



Free ball ticket


House System


Student of the Week

Best TG of the Term

Best overall TG of the Year

Best House of the Year


Café breakfast and extended tutor for the winning group

Tutor group shield

House Points shield – awarded by the HT.

End of Year Celebration

Year 11 leavers   buffet lunch – certificates

Celebration assembly to recognise e.g. achievement, organisation, contribution to school community etc






Best attending Tutor Group of the Half Term


Termly award (above 97%)

Termly attendance celebration assembly

100% attendance

3 house points per student


Raffle entry into end of term raffle


Termly certificates

Attendance on the end of year trip, certificate and letter from the Headteacher

Parents are able to find out about how many rewards points their child has been awarded through the school’s Insight facility (the logon can be found via the link at the bottom of the webpage). Parents will also receive other communications from school (as shown in the previous tables) such as emails, phone calls and/or postcards to share the positive message.