Awards and Rewards at Greengates Academy

We have a positive ethos within school given children genuine and helpful feedback on their behaviour, attitudes and curriculum learning in school. We make sure that parents receive good news about the children’s progress through face-to-face meetings, email, text, Class Dojo messaging and our new handwritten WOW postcards home! These postcards are handwritten messages from staff to home to celebrate those special WOW moments that every one of our children has in school.


There are a wide range of attendance rewards in place for amazing and improving attendance which include: –

  • Daily Dojos for getting to school ready to learn every day and on time.
  • Daily stamping cards for pupils working hard to increase their attendance.
  • Weekly Class Attendance Certificates for every class achieving over 95% for that week. The class with the highest percentage for that week wins the Golden Attendance Cup and gets to care for our School Attendance Bear who comes to school every day.
  • 100% certificates and badges to be presented to every child who has 100% for each term.
  • End of year Celebration party for all pupils who have achieved 100% for the full year.
  • Whole school prizes/treats for achieving high on special attendance Days. E.g., Punctuality Days and Aiming for whole school 100% Attendance Day.

Reading, Maths and Star of the Week Award

We have a weekly whole school Achievement assembly every Friday that celebrates children’s hard work. Parents/Carers are invited to these special occasions and share in their children’s success. Currently we award the following certificates for outstanding progress and attainment:

  • Individual Reading Award
  • Individual Maths Award
  • Star of the Week Award that can be presented for great work or behaviour across the curriculum.

Our Incredible Dojo Reward Shop

The children are really excited about our Dojo Reward shop this year. Every child earns dojo points for going that extra mile including for super attendance, behaviour and learning. They are responsible for choosing when they want to spend them – so they can spend little and often or save up for a bigger prize.

The children have a strong voice in the kinds of prizes they want in the shop. These prizes include small toys, stationery, footballs, kindles and opportunities to take part in activities such as making a fruit salad or enjoying a special school lunch with a member of staff.

Watch this space! We are always thinking about how else we can reward our children’s hard work and fabulous achievements.