Awards and Rewards at Greengates Academy

We have a positive ethos within school given children genuine and helpful feedback on their behaviour, attitudes and curriculum learning in school. We make sure that parents receive good news about the children’s progress through face-to-face meetings, email, text, Class Dojo messaging and our new handwritten WOW postcards home! These postcards are handwritten messages from staff to home to celebrate those special WOW moments that every one of our children has in school.


There are a wide range of attendance rewards in place for amazing and improving attendance which include: –

  • Daily Dojos for getting to school ready to learn every day and on time.
  • Daily stamping cards for pupils working hard to increase their attendance.
  • Weekly Class Attendance Certificate for the class of the week in EY/KS1 and KS2. The 2 classes with the best attendance receive the Attendance Bear who visits with juice and biscuits for everyone in class
  • A shopping voucher prize draw for all children with 100% attendance each half term, 100% certificates and Dojo prizes to be presented to every child who has 100% for each half term
  • End of year prize draw and 100% certificates and goody bags for every child with 100% attendance.
  • Prizes for children who have improved their attendance in each half term

Star of the Week Award

We have a weekly whole school Achievement assembly every Friday that celebrates children’s hard work. Parents/Carers are invited to these special occasions and share in their children’s success. 2 special pupils from each class are awarded the Star of the Week Award that can be presented for great work or behaviour across the curriculum.

Dojo Reward Shop

The children are really excited about our Dojo Reward shop this year. Every child earns Dojo points for going that extra mile including for super attendance, behaviour and learning. They are responsible for choosing when they want to spend them – so they can spend little and often or save up for a bigger prize.

The children have a strong voice in the kinds of prizes they want in the shop. These prizes include toys, stationery, footballs, slime and much, much more!