Rewards and Celebration

Rewards Strategy 

Rewards are an integral part of the pupil experience at TFS. Pupils are recognised for achievement, progress, effort and engagement across all areas of school life.

Achievement points recorded on the school’s MIS, Bromcom, are awarded routinely. Pupils are recognised for demonstrating the 5 learning habits we follow, for demonstrating our school values of teamwork, fairness and success. All achievement points contribute to the House Cup competition, so that every single pupil can contribute to the success of their House on a daily basis. Achievement points are also shared and celebrated in coaching groups and assemblies. Parents, carers and pupils can see their positive points on MCAS.

Pupils who achieve the following benchmarks over the course of the year will receive a badge:


Staff can praise specific successes with praise postcards. These can be handed out at any time and entered on Bromcom, or as a virtual praise postcard home. Subject teachers aim to award ‘Star of the week’ to a pupil in every class.

Every week, staff will make contact with a number of parents/carers to communicate a positive message to parents/carers.

Teaching and support staff are expected to nominate a ‘Star of the Term’ for each year group and subject. Staff should award their ‘Star of the Term’’ a certificate and enter on Bromcom. Certificates will be awarded at the end of term celebration assemblies. 

Three times a year (terms 2,4,6), TFS runs a Golden Ticket ‘Positivity Fortnight’. Golden Tickets are awarded to 3 pupils in every single class, every day of the two weeks, for outstanding achievement, engagement or  improvement. At the end of the two weeks, every pupil who has received a golden ticket is entered into a Prize Draw for a Chromebook, with Amazon vouchers for pupils who have received the highest number of tickets.

Attendance is also a key driver for rewards, with an annual trip, weekly spot prizes and another Chromebook to be won. 100% attendance, or a sustained improvement in attendance means pupils are entered into the attendance prize draw.

Once a term, SLT will run a larger reward activity based on attendance and achievement. The events are suggested by the School Council. Typical events include a movie afternoon with popcorn, a quiz with pizza or a bouncy castle afternoon with an ice cream van.  

TFS runs two reward evenings: one in Term 4 for KS4, and one in Term 6 for KS3. At KS4, subject prizes are awarded, alongside awards recognising pupils who have displayed good character and embodied the values of innovation, collaboration and celebration. Awards are also made to pupils who have excelled in extracurricular activities, such as sport, music, drama and the creative arts.