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School Awards

Holy Trinity Lamorbey CE Primary School operates an incentive program to promote aspirational qualities in our pupils and support the positive management of behaviour.

Head Boy / Head Girl

A year 6 boy and a year 6 girl will be appointed Head Boy and Head Girl by the head teacher at the first opportunity in September of each academic year. Pupils will be nominated by their year 5 teachers and should possess

the following qualities:

  • An outstanding example of a HTL pupil
  • An impeccable behaviour record over a significant period of time (at least a year)
  • Consistently demonstrates our Christian values
  • Excellent academic outcomes, either attainment or in terms of progress made
  • Confident and able to speak to adults individually or reading in front of a group
  • A confident and capable writer, able to write letters to parents and other pupils
  • Generally, candidates for Head Boy and Head Girl should have spent the majority of their school life at HTL, or at least 2-3 years. Exceptions may be made occasionally by the head teacher.

The Head boy and head girl are automatically made prefects and members of the school council and remain as such throughout Y6.

The Head Boy and Head Girl will have their award embroidered onto the outerwear of their school uniform free of charge by Caseys, the school’s uniform supplier.

The Head Boy and Head Girl will be asked to contribute to whole school events such as the new reception starter event or show around guests or visitors from time to time.

The Head Boy and Head Girl will both be awarded a ‘full colours’ tie, which they are entitled to wear at all times.

The names of Head Boys and Head Girls shall be displayed on an honours board

The Head Boy and Head Girl can be removed from their post only by the head teacher if they fail to live up to the qualities listed above.

Prefects

Prefects are appointed in all classes from Y3 up by their class teachers. Each KS2 class teacher is entitled to appoint up to 5 prefects from within their class. Pupils will be made prefects for demonstrating

the following qualities;

  • A leading example of a HTL pupil in their class
  • Consistently excellent behaviour over a period of at least half a term
  • Consistently excellent effort in class
  • Consistently demonstrating our Christian Values

Prefects will be awarded a pin badge which they should wear at all times on the outermost layer of their uniform

Prefects are entitled to sit on the benches during worship and at the ‘Prefect table’ in the dinner hall (regardless of their meal choice). Pupils must be wearing their prefect pin in order to take up these privileges.

A teacher, the HT or DHT may remove a pupil’s prefect status where they are no longer consistently demonstrating the qualities listed above.

Half Colours

A pupil will be awarded their ‘half colours’ for representing the school at 4 or more external school events. Teachers keep a record of pupils who represent the school externally and nominate them when they reach 4. The half colours will be awarded at the next excellence assembly. If a pupil lets the school down in anyway while attending an external event, it cannot be counted towards their half colours. For example, behaving poorly at a concert or being sent off during a sports match. It is for the attending teacher to decide whether a pupil’s behaviour or conduct disqualifies the child from counting the event.

The half colours may be awarded to pupils for other reasons for time to time in recognition of contribution to school life at a lesser level than is required for full colours.

A pupil who has been awarded their half colours will be presented with a half colours tie and are entitled to wear it at all times.

Only the head teacher or deputy head teacher may remove a child’s half colours either temporarily or permanently if the pupil’s conduct warrants it.

Full Colours

A pupil will be awarded their full colours in recognition for a truly exceptional or outstanding contribution to school life or a significant achievement either in school or outside of school but that reflects well on the school. It is difficult to provide an exhaustive list of examples but full colours would be considered for a pupil who;

Leads a project in school with a high degree of independence for example, setting up and running a lunchtime club or a play leaders program

Achieving a grade 3 or above in a music exam while still at primary school

Achieving a perfect score in an external exam or the highest possible progress score

Captaining a team to a significant tournament victory or showing exceptional leadership

Having perfect attendance over more than 1 consecutive year

Winning a significant award or scholarship outside of school

Having writing published or a composed piece of music performed publically

A pupil who has been awarded their full colours will be presented with a full colours tie and are entitled to wear it at all times.

Only the head teacher or deputy head teacher may remove a child’s full colours either temporarily or permanently if a pupil’s conduct warrants it.

Chamber Musician

The school runs a chamber choir and chamber orchestra. Auditions are held each September and pupils are selected on musical merit. If a pupil successfully auditions for the Chamber Choir or Chamber Orchestra, they will be awarded a Chamber Musician tie which they are entitled to wear at all times.

Only the head teacher or deputy head teacher may remove a child’s Chamber Musician tie, either temporarily or permanently if a pupil’s conduct warrants it.

Pupils must maintain at least 80% attendance at rehearsals to retain their place in the Chamber Choir or Orchestra. This excludes authorised absences for medical appointments, school trips or visiting secondary schools.

Excellence Award

Excellence awards are given to pupils in recognition for excellence is any aspect of school life. Up to two pupils from each KS2 class can be given an excellence award at each excellence assembly.

Pupils who are given an excellence award are entitled to have a gold star embroidered onto their outerwear. This is done free of charge by Casey’s, the school’s uniform supplier.