Pupils thrive on positive praise, encouragement and recognition for their hard work and efforts. Staff are encouraged to praise and reward pupils regularly on an informal basis, for example, verbally, a written comment or a telephone call home, or by way of a whole school system. There are also opportunities for pupils to be rewarded on more formal occasions, such as in assemblies, by the school leaders and the Headteacher, or at an Awards Evening. Systems for developing rewards are developed through consultation with staff and pupils. Pupils are issued with a Behaviour for Learning (BfL) grade every lesson. This ranges from a 1 (outstanding) to a 4 (serious concern). Pupils who consistently achieve high standards of effort, progress, behaviour, attendance and punctuality are rewarded weekly in a star of the week reward assembly and half termly in an achievement assembly. In addition all staff send personalised postcards on a weekly basis to pupils who have excelled with different aspects of school life.