Wider Achievements – All children and young people are entitled to have the full range of their achievements recognised, and to be supported in reflecting and building on their learning and achievements. At Glashieburn we provide opportunities for our learners to achieve and encourage them to participate.
We have four large jigsaw puzzles displayed at the front of our school. One for each of the four capacities: Successful Learners; Effective Contributors; Confident Individuals; Responsible Citizens.
Pupils can put themselves forward for a ‘Puzzle Piece’ and chose the capacity they feel their achievement fits. We encourage children to record their wider achievements via their Interactive Learning Diaries but also their record sheet located in their homework jotter. Therefore, we ask parents to take a photo of anything from learning to tie their laces for the first time to their latest Brownie Badge. Staff can also put a child forward to a ‘Puzzle Piece’ through achievements in Team Time or the playground. When a pupil has achieved in each capacity they are given their Bronze award, Silver and Gold follow thereafter.
Our aim as a school is to fill our whole school jigsaws over the year whilst recognising the wider achievements of our pupils and for our pupils to achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold in recognition of their wider achievements.
Profiling and profiles – A profile of a learner’s best achievements will be produced at P1, P4 and P7. This will be done using scrapbooks and Google Profiles via Google Sites.
We also celebrate success by awarding pupils at a class level for reaching/exceeding expectations. Each class has their own reward system. At a whole school level staff award our ‘Very Valued Person’ certificates every fortnight. These are linked to our school values and presented at Assembly.