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Headteacher’s Reward Incentive

A group of students have met with Mr Roper, Headteacher at Allerton Grange, in a new initiative introduced this term called ‘Hot Chocolate Friday’. The school has a policy for positive discipline which focuses on rewarding good behaviour. It is embedded into school life through stamps in planners, achievement points and reward assemblies. The students nominated to take part in the new incentive were put forward by their Heads of Year for embracing our school values and going the extra mile. 

The students receive special invitations from Mr Roper to join the meeting which takes place in his office after registration each Friday morning. The meeting provides an opportunity to get to know the students more and to recognise their achievements over an informal chat and a hot drink.  

Mr Roper said, “I wanted the opportunity to personally recognise the achievements of our students and thank them for their contribution to our wonderful school community. We are very good at celebrating the success of our students at Allerton Grange. However, I wanted an opportunity to shine the light on students who may not always achieve the highest grades or be the most talented sports person, but who are equally important and valued as individuals.”


Week 5, 20 October


L – R, Amaan, Poppy, Jude, Taqwa, Aksah, Sadiqa

Year 7 student, Poppy Connor, was recognised for her charity work after holding a ‘Gingerbread Men’ stall in aid of Bone Cancer Research.

Amaan Qasir, Year 8, took on board feedback from Ms Altaf about younger students who had been stopped from playing cricket, actively encouraging them to join in the following day. He showed real maturity and sportsmanship.

Year 9 student, Jude Malik, was rewarded for simply being an exemplary student. She is always very pleasant and resilient.

Taqwa Elforjani in Year 11, is a lovely young lady who is a supportive friend, always polite and happy and involves herself in the school community.

Sadiqa Kakakhail and Aksah Mehrban, both Year 12 students, supported Year 11 Parents’ Evening and dealt exceptionally when faced with using their problem solving skills. They took the lead and showed their peers what to do.


Week 4, 13 October

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L – R, Prableen, Jess, Manisha, Mr Roper, Henry, Ebonnie

Ebonnie Tiffany, in Year 7, received her nomination for being polite and well-mannered and for producing fantastic work for Black History Month.

Year 8 students, Henry Crozier and Prableen Bambhrah, took on their leadership roles as Helping Hands wholeheartedly at the Year 7 Meet the Tutor event last week.

Manisha Ryatt in Year 9 has achieved zero behaviour points since joining the school in 2015, 100% attendance and no late marks. She is an all-round wonderful student.

Year 10 student, Jess Simpson, is a fantastic student who always does the right thing. She has a fantastic attitude to learning and is thought of highly by all staff and her peers.


Week 3, 6 October

Year 7 student, Uzair Husain, was nominated for being extremely helpful and caring to a friend who uses a wheelchair.

Abdul Rahman Kazizadha, Year 8, has worked hard to stay focused, despite his health condition, and is thriving.

Year 9 student, Jacob Babireki, has achieved 100% attendance and no late marks since the start of term. This, along with other qualifying criteria, means he has achieved the prestigious title of Lead Learner.

Rockeeb Ali, currently in Year 10, works hard in every single lesson, goes above and beyond to complete homework and revise, and is polite to every member of staff, each day, without fail. He has dealt maturely with difficulties he has faced recently, for which he has received support from the Year team.

Amber Daley, Year 11, was chosen because she is an all-round fantastic student. She has 100% attendance, no behaviour points and lots of achievement points. She arrives early to school every morning and helps Ms Button with the Breakfast Club. She is always bright and cheery and has a positive attitude towards school.


Week 2, 29 September


L – R – Teagan, Sadia, Mr Roper, Poppy, Dawud, Shakir

Year 7 student Sadia Younis has received the most achievement stamps in her Year group, so far.

Mr Hasslegreen says that Poppy Seymour, Year 8, is an exemplary student at all times and deserves recognition for her hard work and positive attitude.

Teagan Marah, who has just joined us in Year 9 from a much smaller school, has had a fantastic first week and has settled in brilliantly.

Year 10 student, Dawud Khan, has shown enormous improvements in behaviour and attitude since last year. He is a reformed person after, in his words, ‘his Dad’s lectures’.

Shakir Ahmed, in Year 11, had received no behaviour points since 13 September and is really making an effort to be kind and polite.

 Week 1, 22 September

Hot choc

Photograph L – R: Mr Roper, Jennifer, Sydney, Jasmine, Amaan, Arshia

The students received special invitations from Mr Roper to join the meeting in his office after registration this morning, Friday 22 September. The meeting provides an opportunity to get to know the students more and to recognise their achievements over an informal chat and a hot drink.

Year 7 student, Jennifer North, has had a brilliant start since joining Allerton Grange just three weeks ago, knowing only one other student from her primary school. She has been a fantastic support to a visually impaired student.

Sydney Whyte in Year 8 was nominated after showing resilience and working hard to overcome the challenges she has faced. Her attitude towards her school work has been very impressive.

Arshia Shojaee is always polite, achieved zero behaviour points last week and has had a great start to Year 9.

Model student Jasmine Cheema, currently in Year 10, received her invitation after supporting struggling students and never missing a homework deadline. She always gives 100% in everything she does.

Year 11 student, Amann Khan, received no behaviour points last week and has had a very positive start to his final year, which will see him take his GCSE examinations. 

"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent