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The Ebbsfleet Academy

A Brook Learning Trust Academy

Student achievement

The Ebbsfleet Academy promotes good manners and respect, honesty and personal responsibility. We expect the highest standards of conduct and good manners at all times and we aim to promote in our students a strong culture of achievement, aspiration and ambition for success. Good behaviour and endeavour are positively promoted and frequently acknowledged by achievement points, praise and rewards including The Ebbsfleet Academy “Key to Success” badges. We believe that acknowledging achievements motivates students and plays an important role in academy life. The achievement ladder below outlines the types of rewards available and how students should obtain these:

 

Reward Used in cases of…
House Point  •    Good attitude to learning
•    Showing kindness
•    Excellent participation in lesson
•    Exceptional classwork
•    Exceptional homework
•    Showing a ‘learning skill’
Phone call home     Any reason deemed to be appropriate by your subject teacher, Tutor or Head of House
Postcard home     Any reason deemed to be appropriate by your subject teacher, Tutor or Head of House
Star of the Week     As nominated by teachers and chosen by your Head of House each week
Principal’s Commendation (and letter home)     Following a referral to the Principal by any member of staff
Invitation to join a Vice Principal for tea after school (‘VP Tea’)     Students nominated by Heads of House
Certificate at the termly Achievement Assembly     100% attendance for the Half Term
Being in the Top 10 of the House Points league
Being involved in Academy Day activities Students must meet all three criteria…
1.    At least 10 House points
2.    At least 96% attendance
3.    Less than 2% lateness
Key to Success badges Awarded for 50, 100, 150 and 200 House Points
Junior Prefect Eligibility to apply for Junior Prefect position once 250 House points have been awarded 
Award at the annual Academy Awards Evening •    Chosen by a subject teacher for a Subject Excellence Award or Subject Achievement Award
•    Chosen by your Head of House for a Special Recognition Award.

The Prefect System

Students serve as Prefects throughout Year 11. Any student wishing to stand as a Prefect must submit a Prefect nomination form and a supporting statement, addressed to the Principal.   All nominations must be supported by at least ten students and four teachers.   All nominees will be interviewed by a member of the Leadership Team and provided with detailed feedback. The final appointment of Prefects is left to the discretion of the Principal.  

The Head Boy and Head Girl will be selected from the Prefect team.

Prefects will hold office throughout Year 11, although this is a privilege which may be withdrawn in cases of misconduct.

The duties of a Prefect

  • To act as a role model to other students, demonstrating the utmost degree of diligence and embracing the academy’s values.
  • To assist the Leadership Team with their duties.
  • To act as an ambassador for the academy in the local community.
  • To help with organisation and running of academy-wide events (e.g. parents evenings, open events)
  • To chair the House councils and lead the development of House ethos.
  • To attend half-termly Prefect meetings and training sessions.
  • To mentor and tutor younger students.

Prefect privileges

  • Prefect badge
  • Free lunch on duty days
  • Invitation to special prefect events (e.g. Tea with the Principal, team building adventure day)
  • Opportunities to represent the academy at prestigious events
  • Opportunities to participate in educational visits.
  • An excellent opportunity for skills development.
  • A ‘unique selling point’ for your CV and UCAS Form.

Junior Prefects

Students in year 7 to 10 who achieve 250 house points are eligible to apply to be a Junior Prefect.  Junior Prefects work under Senior Prefects acting as ambassadors for the academy.  Junior Prefects also complete duties, and help with academy wide events.