At Hungerhill School, we always aim to celebrate the success and wonderful achievements of our students, both for what they do within school and for what they do as part of their extra-curricular activities.
For achievements within school and for our students' commitment to their studies, we host the following events:
- Gold Star Awards
Gold star awards are presented each week in every tutor group. The student who has achieved the most core value credits during the previous week is awarded the gold star award. This is stamped in their planner on the allocated week.
The reward is twofold; they are rewarded with a tangible treat on a Wednesday break time, usually food or drink based and they also have the privilege of jumping the lunch queue with a friend each day for the week they have achieved the award.
- Rewards Assemblies
These special assemblies are held in the regular assembly time slot and celebrate students who have been awarded positive interactions by staff members and those with outstanding attendance. These assemblies occur on a termly basis and reflect only that previous terms’ performance, given all students a clean slate at the start of each term. The assemblies work on a ‘draw’ basis so that all students have a chance to win, but the draw a student is entered into increases their opportunities to be rewarded if they have performed better and attended more that term. All students who meet the criteria are publicly recognised by having their names displayed for the year group to see, and the winning students are presented with gift cards to spend at their favourite stores. Depending on the assembly, students can win anything from £25 to £5!
- Awards Mornings
The Hungerhill Awards Mornings are specially extended assemblies that happen once a year and aim to celebrate students' achievements throughout the academic year. As well as awards from their subject teachers and form tutors, we also have awards that celebrate those with 100% attendance and students who contribute to wider school life such as extra-curricular sport, the arts, library awards and enrichment through inter-form competitions. At the pinnacle for each year group are our flagship awards, which are:
- Attitude to Learning Award
- Spirit of Hungerhill Award
- Pupil Choice Award*
- Head of Year Award
- Headteacher's Award
* Please note that these awards are subject to change each year and may not be applicable to all year groups.
- Presentation Evening
This is Hungerhill School's flagship event of the year. Our presentation evening happens once every year, during November, and aims to celebrate our departed Year 11 students. This keynote event gives our students the opportunity to be formally presented with their GCSE certificates, and we also present some very special awards for individuals' achievements and their attitude to learning.
- Attitude to Learning celebration events
At the end of each term, we celebrate those students who have performed consistently well throughout the previous term and have gained the highest average attitude to learning grades from their teachers, within their year groups.
The theme of the rewards each half term changes, but it is based around a fun afternoon of activities to reward students for their consistent hard work and effort.
- Gold Star badges
Gold star badges are presented each week in every tutor group. The student who has achieved the most positive interactions during the previous week is presented with the badge to wear on their tie or blazer for the week.
The reward is twofold; they are rewarded with a tangible treat, usually food or drink based and they also have the privilege of jumping the lunch queue with a friend each day for the period they have the badge.