Home Working Rewards

During these unusual times it is really pleasing to see students engaging with the tasks set on Show My Homework.

Independent study can be challenging, so well done to those students who have already completed tasks or reached out to their teachers for support.

We feel that it is just as important to reward students for their efforts as it is when they are in school. So, to encourage and maintain this engagement we are offering all students the opportunity to win a £5 voucher each week. To be eligible to win,  students need to:

  • Follow their home study timetable.
  • Complete the tasks set each day to a high standard.
  • Be one of the first 5 people in their class to submit the work by the deadline set.

A draw will take place every Sunday and one person from each key stage will win £5 voucher for the previous week’s work.

Can I thank all parents for their support of their children completing work remotely during this time and can I also ask you to add rewards at home for positive reinforcement.

Week 1

As our first week of remote learning comes to a close, I have been overwhelmed by the number of nominations I’ve received from staff, celebrating the efforts of students (and parents/carers), as they have navigated their way through a new timetable and new styles of learning. There have been over 700 nominations sent to me by staff across all year groups, which is fantastic.

The nominations have been for students who have:

  • Followed their home study timetable.
  • Completed the tasks set each day to a high standard.
  • Been one of the first 5 people in their class to submit the work by the deadline set.

Our winners for week beginning 23rd March are:

  • KS3 Ruby B 7A
  • KS4 Bikrant R 9A
  • KS5 Ellie O 12E

They will all receive a £5 voucher in the post shortly.

I am delighted by these efforts, however, twenty-six students stood out even further as they received four or more nominations across the week. Therefore, to acknowledge their achievements a bonus draw was also held and the winner for this week is:

  • Sophie W 12E

Congratulations to all our winners. It is well deserved.

Nominations for next week commence from Monday so if you want a chance to win £5 you know what you’ve got to do …

Mrs C. Weighell,
Head of Pastoral Care

Week 2

Week 2 of remote learning has seen a rise in the number of students accessing, completing and submitting work to their teachers. As a result of that increased participation I have received a staggering 1220 nominations from staff for our weekly draw!

On top of that the number of students receiving four or more nominations has also risen to a fantastic 104.

I would like to congratulate each and every student that has engaged with the tasks set – you are a credit to yourselves for the way in which you are managing this difficult and unsettling situation.

Our focus this week turns to Holy Week and during this time tasks will cease to be added to Show My Homework but students will still be able to access unfinished tasks. They will also find an Easter reflection to help them focus on the Easter story and the message of hope and new life that it gives, which they may find reassuring at this time. Tasks will reappear week beginning Monday 20th April and will continue to follow the remote learning timetable published on our website. Nominations will also recommence from this point.

And so, to our winners for the week beginning 30th March are:

  • KS3 Brooke A 8S
  • KS4 Elizabel A 11N
  • KS5 Chandar P 13D
  • Bonus draw (those with 4+ nominations) Keisha M 7G

This week we also introduced a draw for WOW – word of the week. Check out the website for the new word each week and make a point of using it in your work so that you earn an extra nomination.

This week’s WOW winner is Ava P 7N

All winners will receive a £5 voucher in the post shortly.

May I wish you all a safe, happy and holy Easter.

Mrs C. Weighell
Head of Pastoral Care

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Mrs C Weighell is the Assistant Headteacher at St Thomas More Catholic School.