Pupils are encouraged to participate fully in the incentivised curriculum. Pupils earn points for evidencing our ‘expected behaviours’, which include being ready to learn, following staff instruction, using words and actions that make other people have good thoughts about you, attempting to complete the work set, and keeping hands, feet and objects to oneself. Although designed for a school context, they are largely the expected behaviours of wider society, and parents and carers often reflect on how positive changes to behaviour migrate into the home environment and wider community.
Each Friday, a rich and varied programme of activity is offered to pupils, publicised in advance, with selection based on the percentage of points earned for expected behaviour that week.
For our younger pupils, the chance of an activity after a week of hard work is a powerful incentive. However, as pupils pass through the Key Stages, we hope they are driven less by the reward of activity but by the opportunity to maximise their post-16 options. To that end, many of our year 11 pupils choose additional curriculum time, which indicates the progress we seek for them.
Our enduring aim is to enable every pupil attending St Edward’s School to encounter a caring, interested and considerate team of adults. We are committed to ensuring our pupils derive satisfaction, success, enlightenment and fun from their school days, emerging from this experience of school as more confident, more assured and more concerned young adults with a renewed determination to do their best in the world.
Activities are designed to enable pupils to have fun, further their knowledge and skills, raise self-esteem, and improve their social skills.
Pupils are encouraged to participate fully in the school’s curriculum, with points awarded following every lesson to reflect their commitment to their own schooling.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB
SNOWBOARDING & SKIIING
LASER PIGEON SHOOTING
TRIPS TO LOCAL PLACES OF INTEREST & TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
ARTS & CRAFTS