Dear Parents, Carers, Families, Staff and Community,

At Court Fields School we are continually looking at ways to recognise and celebrate students’ success. We have embedded ClassCharts as our reward recording system over the last 2 years, and we use this to reward students for a wide variety of reasons. These could include awards such as Contribution to Learning, Hard Work, Great Homework, Helping Others, Taking Part in the Wider School Life, as well as Learning Stars and Attendance Awards. In addition we use our Positive Phone Calls from staff, Headteacher Commendations, Attendance, Behaviour and Lockdown Learning raffles, reward trips (outside the pandemic period) and much more, to ensure that our students are celebrated and rewarded across our three values of Achieve, Belong and Participate.

During this pandemic we have been extremely proud of our students, not only for their attitude to learning, but their maturity and resilience in such difficult times, academically and emotionally. During this lockdown we have introduced live lessons that have seen our students be continually challenged in their learning, and have supported them to continue to make good progress within their education whilst being at home. Outside of online learning, the lockdown has seen many challenges for our young people, such as wellbeing, mental health, family illness of bereavement, and having to take on different responsibilities as young people.

In light of this, we are very proud to introduce the Court Fields School Headteacher’s Resilience Award. This award allows students to be nominated by parents, carers, teachers and support staff, family members and the wider community. The award is about celebrating our students overcoming challenges, going above and beyond when times are tough, being kind and helping others.  Winners of the award will be recognised with a Headteacher’s Certificate, letter of thanks, and ClassCharts points.  Winners each term will also be entered into a raffle to win a £25 Amazon voucher.

I hope that the entire community will get behind this exciting new initiative, so that we can celebrate the unique contributions that our young people have made during these extraordinary times over the last 12 months.

If you know a student who you feel should be awarded for their resilience, please email [email protected] including the student’s name, Year Group and a short paragraph to explain why you feel they deserve the award.  Our Senior Leadership Team and I will review and share the awards to recognise our most resilient learners.

As always, thank you for your support. Do take care and keep safe.

With my very best wishes.