Alcester Academy uses Epraise to celebrate and reward students every day. Students can achieve points for participation and contribution in class, excellent classwork and homework. They are also rewarded weekly for full attendance, for participating in extra-curricular activities, representing the school and for demonstrating the Alcester Academy school values.
Prize draws are a really unique way for students to get rewarded. They are designed as a raffle style incentive for students to work towards. Throughout the year we have numerous Epraise prize draws for students who have achieved the most Epraise points in their year group and in the school. Tutor groups who achieve the most points are also rewarded with treats within their tutor time. The Epraise leaderboard is set up in tutor groups, year groups and as a whole school so students enjoy trying to get to the top.
Students work towards achieving milestones which are awarded termly in celebration assemblies. At the end of the year all students receive a bespoke blazer badge for their highest accolade achieved during the year and students who achieve the most points are celebrated in our annual celebration evening. Every student is also part of one of the school houses and every point also contributes to the house competition to see who wins the Alcester Academy House Cup.
Students can download the Epraise App and access their personalised dashboard from anywhere and it also tells them other information such as their timetable and attendance. students can have their own bio page on their profile to customise. It's a great way for students to make their profile more personal to them and show off other achievements they have made outside of school. Parents can also download the Epraise App have a login and access their child’s Epraise account.
Every year we also hold a Sports Awards evening where our sporting stars are celebrated at a prestigious event. In the summer, we hold our annual whole school Celebration Evening which involves students from all years receiving awards and trophies for different subjects, for effort, progress and our highly competitive student of the year awards in a big ceremony attended by students, staff, governors and parents.