A positive learning environment is one of the keys to success and last week provided an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our pupils by presenting certificates for merits awarded.
A remarkable 8,050 merits were awarded in the Summer Term – an increase of 2,000 from the Lent Term which was a herculean effort by our pupils with assessments and examinations.
Merits cover all aspects of school life and are linked to our six values: humility, silence, worship, community, stewardship, service. If a pupil is working diligently and putting in an improved effort, they might receive a merit for humility or silence; if a pupil has gone out of his/her way to help in House or get involved in a House charity, they might get a merit for community; if a pupil tides up a mess, even it if was not their mess, they might get a merit for stewardship.
Certificates were presented to the winning Houses in the final assembly of term. The House with the highest number of merits overall was Austin, followed by Gervase, St Mary’s Middles and St Bede’s, while the House with the highest number of academic merits was Chapman, then St Mary’s Middles, Rutherford and Farwell.
In terms of the school values, winning certificates were presented for the following: Community – Gervase; Humility – Chapman; Service – Rutherford; Silence – St Catherine’s; Stewardship – St Bede’s; Worship – Austin.
Well done to all our pupils on their efforts in the Summer Term.