OBHS Award

This award is to recognise students’ effort and achievement in three areas:

  • Academic progress
  • Contribution to the life of the school and community
  • Extra-curricular activities

There are four levels students can work towards; Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

Students are awarded Positive Points in Go4Schools and these accumulate to make the total. Once students have achieved the required number of points in all three areas they receive the relevant OBHS Award.

  • To achieve Bronze students need to earn 10 points in each area
  • To achieve Silver they need to earn another 15 points in each area (25 in total in each area)
  • To achieve Gold they need to earn an additional 25 points in each area (50 in total in each area)
  • To achieve Platinum students need to earn an additional 50 points in each area (100 in total in each area)

Certificates are presented throughout the year for anyone who has achieved the required number of points in one area. Once the full award has been achieved students receive a certificate and a ‘colour’ and their names are recorded on the Achievement Board. In addition, their names are put into a prize draw to win a voucher.

For Platinum students receive a letter from the Headteacher and Governors, a badge, and their names are recorded on the Achievement Board. They also receive a special prize to celebrate their outstanding achievement.

Examples of Positive Points that will be awarded:

Academic Progress

  • Sustained effort in lessons (1 point per subject per term)
  • Creating an outstanding piece of work (1 point)
  • Reaching and maintaining your target grade (1 point per subject per year)
  • Exceeding your target grade (2 points per subject per year)
  • Achieving a Reading Star Award (2 points)
  • Achieving a Reading Star Award Distinction (2 points)

Contribution to the life of the school and community

  • Form Captain or Prefect (5 points*)
  • School Council representative (5 points*)
  • Literacy or Numeracy Assistant or Mentor (5 points*)
  • School Ambassador or member of a student panel (2 points*)
  • Student Librarian (5 points*)
  • Helping at Parents or Open Evenings (2 points)
  • Significant involvement in a fund-raising activity (2 points)
  • Being of significant help to others (1 point per occasion)

Extra-curricular activities

  • Regular member of a team, club or group (2 points per term)
  • Competing in an inter-house competition (1 point)
  • Competing at Sports Day (1 point per day)
  • Significant involvement in a concert (2 points per event)
  • Significant involvement in the annual production (5 points)
  • Active involvement in a one-off event (2 points per event)
  • Completing the Carnegie Book Award (2 points)

*in order to gain the points for these responsibilities students must have fulfilled the duties for the duration of the role