School Rewards


School Rewards

The reward system at Dene Community School is one which aims to instil challenge and drive in all students; giving them a clear idea of how their achievements and success can be turned into rewards. Here, at Dene, we take great pride in rewarding all of our students for their contributions – no matter how small. Praising and rewarding students has a positive effect and we want all of our students to have a drive to achieve during their time at Dene.

Praise Points

In order to praise the fantastic effort and excellent achievements of all of our students at Dene Community School, we use the Class Charts system to award points. Points can be given for a range of reasons such as excellent work or effort in class; for a piece of outstanding homework or even for being helpful in class or around the school site. For sustained effort during a lesson, the class teacher can award ‘Star of the Lesson’ which gives a reward of three points.

Tutor Competitions

Throughout the term, there are Tutor competitions where Tutor groups vie for prizes in themed competitions. The themes could be Attendance, House Points total or S.U.P.E.R Points (given for having the correct equipment, uniform and being punctual). Winners are rewarded with prizes every two to three weeks, these could be bacon sandwiches, boxes of sweets or donuts.

Reward Trips

In order to reward the fabulous efforts and work that goes on around the school, we also run reward trips every term. There are three levels of reward, Gold, Silver and Bronze. These are achieved through a mix of excellent attendance and fantastic points ratio.

GOLD 99% Mainly As & some Bs 100%
SILVER 97% Mainly Bs & some As 97%
BRONZE 95% Bs and above 95%

Reward Trips and Events have included: Bowling, Movie Afternoon, Pizza Lunch, Theme Park Trips, visit to Beamish, Camping, Skiing and many others in Departments.

Charitable Events

In addition to the rewards and praise system, the Houses also get involved with raising money for charity. These events could be Asda Bag Packs, the MacMillan Coffee Morning or a host of other events. Students can get involved and rewarded for their efforts through gaining praise points for their houses.