Rewarding Children at Overstone
A house points system is used for rewarding and encouraging children at Overstone. The four houses are Ascott, Mentmore, Rothschild and Waddesdon. Each child will be allocated a house. The house system will continue to recognise achievement and effort in all aspects of school life. Each child will receive a house point card at the beginning of the year on which 'house points' are given and recorded. In Key Stage 1 stickers are also used. In Key stage 2 once ten house points have been achieved the 'Bronze' Award is presented. 'Silver' and 'Gold' and 'Headteachers' Awards can be achieved by filling subsequent cards. Completed house point cards are sent to the office. A certificate will then be presented in assembly. In the Infant department coloured stickers are used.
Tables Certificates are awarded for multiplication and division tables.
Improvement Awards are given out half-termly to recognise improvements, in work and behaviour, made over the half term and children are presented with the certificate at the final assembly.
Citizenship Awards are given to individual pupils at the end of every term. Children are nominated for showing consideration and for being helpful. It recognises their contribution to the well-being of others in the school.
Governor Awards At the end of each academic year children vote for a child in each class who displays a consistent good effort and outstanding good manners and who they think sets the best example in their class. These certificates are presented in the final assembly of the year.
In Celebration Assembly children are invited to show recent medals, certificates, give demonstrations or perform at the celebration assembly held every half term. We also have a Golden Book where children can be recognised on a weekly basis in our Friday assembly for good behaviour and kindness shown to others.