Praise Culture — Solihull Sixth Form College

Praise Culture

The College operates a rewards scheme in which excellence and exceptional effort are rewarded.

Among the rewards that students can strive for are:

  • College Colours – students can apply for College Colours, which are awarded if you can demonstrate you have met published criteria and achieved an individualised ‘Stretch and Challenge’ target.
  • Ambassadors to the Future – this award recognises special students chosen by the Principal each year, whose attitude, commitment and hard work have made them outstanding examples of what this College offers to the future.
  • Commendation – any member of staff can put a student forward for a commendation for a variety of achievements including:
    – exceptional effort
    – outstanding work
    – exceptional achievement in sport
    – superb contribution in drama productions and music concerts
    – significant personal contributions to community and charity events
    – major improvement and/or significant personal effort which shows student commitment beyond the norm
  • Attendance Certificate – 100% attendance over one term.
  • Attendance Commendation – 100% attendance over an academic year.
  • Subject Specific Awards – subjects run their own celebration events, with individual criteria for success.
  • Annual Subject Awards – small financial awards are made at the Celebration Evening in each subject area.
  • Positive Incidents – achievements are celebrated on Arbor with comments from staff (viewable by parents via the parent portal) for good marks, good performance, recognition of high personal commitment and engagement with work or other activities, support for College in a public forum, support for fellow students.
  • Staff/Student Interactions – staff endeavour to provide you with feedback (both verbal and written) to praise you for good work and guide you on improvements you can make.

These rewards are aimed at motivating you to achieve success.