At Headcorn Primary School we love to celebrate our children’s achievements, both big and small, that take place in school and out of school. We have regular Friday Celebration Assemblies to which parents, grandparents, friends and carers are always welcome to attend. If your child has received any awards or certificates out of school from groups or clubs they belong to, or if they have done something extra-special, then these can be mentioned or presented at Celebration Assembly. We are delighted if a child would like to perform a musical instrument as part of Celebration Assembly, recite a poem, or showcase a dance or song they have learnt.
If your child is interested in taking part in a Celebration Assembly, please speak to Miss Symonds at least a week in advance so that the content of individual assemblies can be managed suitably.
Each week, one or more classes will make a contribution to the assembly. This could be showing some artwork they have completed, reading their stories and poems, acting or singing.
The following school awards are also presented at these assemblies:
KS1 (Reception up to Year 2)
Reception Class – Two weekly Champion Cheetah certificates
Year 1 – Two weekly Terrific Tiger certificates
Year 2 – Two weekly Perfect Puma awards
KS2 (Year 3 up to Year 6)
Individual Merit Certificates are awarded in Celebration Assembly. Once a child has gained their first award (White), they begin working towards their next certificate. (Pink) They then continue striving for merits throughout Key Stage Two.
Key Stage 2.
Merit certificates progress in the following order:
White, Pink, Orange, Blue, Yellow, Green, Red, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond and Platinum.
All pupils at Headcorn Primary School can be awarded House Points for effort, pieces of work, demonstrating Core Values, being helpful around the school.
'Make It Matter' (MIMs) Points
As a school we also have a whole school focus that each House member can earn MIM points towards. This focus is chosen from our School Improvement Plan and will be things such as Presentation, Pupil Voice, Maths Facts, Reading for example. At the end of the length of time we are working towards this focus, the points are totalled and the winning House gets awarded a House prize such as a party, film and popcorn afternoon, picnic and games on the field and other prizes that they decide on as a House group.
Citizenship and Head Teacher Awards
In response and recognition of outstanding effort, compassionate support and those unplanned and unprompted acts of kindness the Head Teacher may award a Citizenship or Head Teacher Award. We as a school do not always get to see these acts and so would appreciate parents, carers and members of the school and wider community letting us know if any children deserve this kind of unscheduled recognition.
The Jackie Scrace Cup
The Cup was donated by the PTFA (Parent, Teachers & Friends Association) to mark the retirement of Jackie Scrace in 2012. Mrs Scrace worked as the School Secretary and Site Manager at Headcorn Primary School for 17 years. Teachers or pupils can nominate a pupil who they think has shown particular and consistent effort and made a positive contribution in all aspects of school life. The recipient is then agreed at a teachers' meeting. This Award is intended to recognise achievement that is not linked to academic or sporting progress.
The Gill Smith Sportsmanship Award
The Plaque was donated by the PTFA to mark the retirement of Gill Smith (Mrs Smith) in 2013. When Mrs Smith left Headcorn Primary School she was the Year 5 teacher, Deputy Head and Special Educational Needs Coordinator. She was also an active member of the PTFA and sat on the board of Governors. Mrs Smith worked at Headcorn for many years. She was much admired by parents and also ran the Rugby Club with Mrs Edwards. Teachers or pupils can nominate a pupil who they think has shown particular sportsmanship in their school life.
These Awards are presented in a Celebration Assembly along with a certificate that the recipient can take home. The Plaque is displayed in the school trophy cabinet in our Reception area together with a photograph of the current holder.