Awards and Rewards

What is the Norbridge Learning Code?

The Norbridge Learning Code shows children their obligations with regard to behaviour and rewards them when they demonstrate the school’s values. It encourages children to be the best they can be and it gives them the opportunity to reflect on their behaviour and make the right choices.

The Expectations:

The Norbridge Learning Code requires children to:

  • Always follow the rules.
  • Try their hardest even when finding things difficult.
  • Be kind to others.
  • Help people when they can.
  • Be a positive role model to their peers.
  • Behave respectfully to all member of our school community.
  • Be honest and trustworthy.
  • Uphold the values of our school and always strive to ‘Be The Best They Can Be’.
  • Respect the views of others.
  • Treat all people equally and fairly.

How Does It Work?

The Norbridge Learning Code makes it very clear what is expected in terms of learning behaviour and what will happen if behaviour drops below the expected standard. It offers incentives for children to demonstrate consistently high levels of good learning and rewards those children who are keen to help themselves and others. Norbridge Academy’s staff are the role models and the Norbridge Learning Code applies to them as well.

What happens if children don’t follow the Norbridge Learning Code?

When a child makes a mistake by not meeting an aspect of the Norbridge Learning Code, they will be given a verbal warning which gives them the opportunity to put things right. If they continue to make the wrong choices, they will be given a First Warning, encouraging them to think further about their behaviour. If behaviour persists and they have had the opportunity to talk to an adult and think about their behaviour, they will be given a Second Warning and asked to change seats. If behaviour continues, children will be given a Third Warning and be taken to a different classroom to work. Finally, if children do not improve their behaviour, they will be taken to see the Headteacher.

There are some behaviours that are unacceptable and will not be tolerated in school. These behaviours are:

  • Bullying
  • Physical violence
  • Racist and homophobic language
  • Sexual violence and sexual abuse

Other Awards and Rewards:
We celebrate children’s achievements in our Special Mention assemblies. We welcome parents and carers to join us in these celebrations.

Pupils at Norbridge Primary Academy can earn house points and we recognise those who have earned the most through our Team Point Champion awards.

Our Year 6 pupils are celebrated at our annual Prize Giving Evening. All of our pupils receive their school colours and individual awards are presented to them in recognition of their achievements.