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Ebbsfleet Academy

Ebbsfleet Academy

Student Achievement

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 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
Displaying an Academy Value
100% attendance and punctuality for the week

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
Principal’s Commendation (and letter home)     Following a referral to the Principal by any member of staff
Invitation to join the Leadership Team for tea after school (‘LT Tea’)     Students nominated by Heads of House
Certificate at the half-termly Achievement Assembly     100% attendance for the Half Term. Awarded half-termly by the Head of House at assemblies
Being involved in Academy Day activities Students must meet all three criteria…
1.    To be in positive house points
2.    At least 96% attendance
3.    Less than 2% lateness
Key to Success badges Awarded every end of term (1b, 2b, 3b): 4 badges for conduct balance of 70+, 3 badges for 50+, 2 for 40+ and 1 for 20+
Fun-Key Fridays

Fun activities organised by the Heads of House 6 times a year.  Any student displaying their key badges can be involved

Rewards Trips

Organised three times a year by Heads of House

Award at the annual Academy Awards Evening
  • Gaining enough House Points for achievement awards
  • 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.

Ebbsfleet Ambassadors

Students from Year 7 to Year 11 may be appointed as Ambassadors.  Any student wishing to stand as an Ambassador must submit a nomination form and a supporting statement, addressed to Ms. Evans.   All nominations must be supported by at least ten students and four teachers.   If students reach the next stage of the application process, they will be interviewed by a member of the Leadership Team and their Head of House, and provided with feedback. The final appointment of Ambassadors is left to the discretion of the Leadership Team and Head of House.

Each House will have a “Head Student”, selected from the Ambassadors.

The privilege of being an Ambassador is one which may be withdrawn in cases of misconduct.

The duties of an Ambassador:

  • 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 carry out duties, including lunch duties and library 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, Year 6 induction day).
  • To attend House Council and Academy Council meetings, and lead the development of House ethos.
  • To attend Ambassador training sessions.
  • To mentor and tutor younger students.
  • To lead one assembly each term with a Head of House.
  • To attend termly meetings with the Leadership Team and Heads of House, to review role and impact.
  • To buddy up with new students to the academy who are in their House.

Ambassador privileges:

  • Ambassador badge.
  • Use of the Ambassador Study
  • Invitation to special Ambassador events (e.g. Leadership Team breakfast).
  • Opportunities to represent the academy at prestigious events.
  • An excellent opportunity for skills development.
  • A ‘unique selling point’ for your CV and UCAS Form.