Moor End Academy

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'Inspire ME' Award

100% of parents & 85% of students believe IMA focuses on all the right things (Parental Survey Spring 2014)

The Award

Throughout the Academic year, students across the Academy work to complete the ‘Inspire ME’ Award, introduced in 2012-13. Bronze Award-winners and above are eligible to attend the ‘Inspire ME’ Award theme park visit (the Prom or MEA ‘Hoodie’ for Year 11) and Gold Award-holders and above are also invited to the annual Awards ceremony which is held at the Town Hall. The deadline to achieve the required standards of the Award is the end of summer term 1 (Year 11 end of spring term 2).

Moor End Academy worked with a range of its key stakeholders to develop the Inspire ME Award which brings together a number of the key components of a traditional code of conduct or home-school agreement in a creative and more meaningful way. Our aim has been to bring together the Academy’s ‘Core’ Expectations under 7 main headings which cover a range of key areas which will support and motivate students to achieve academically and participate fully in the life of the Academy, according to their potential, and develop Character. We want students to emerge from school more fully rounded and better equipped to meet the challenges of employment and future life.

In fulfilling the Award, we are encouraging students to display the key qualities of:

  • perseverance, resilience and grit
  • confidence and optimism
  • motivation, drive and ambition
  • neighbourliness and community spirit
  • tolerance and respect
  • honesty, integrity and dignity
  • conscientiousness, curiosity and focus

Working towards the Bronze Award means that a student is participating positively and meeting what are regarded as the ‘Core’ expectations of Moor End Academy; working towards the Silver Award means that a student is achieving beyond the ‘Core’ expectations; and working towards the Gold Award means that a student is excelling in the ‘Core’ expectations of Moor End Academy and beyond. For those participating at an ‘Exceptional’ Level, a Platinum Award may be awarded.

In 2014-15, we introduced an ‘Appeals’ process in which students who had narrowly missed fulfilling the required criteria had an opportunity to prove to the leadership Team why they deserved to be considered for the Award. Ten out of the fifteen appeals were successful.

Each year, all stakeholders connected to the Academy review and contribute to the continued development of the Award.

2016-17 Criteria

CATEGORY (* = compulsory)

EVIDENCE

Have you reached BRONZE, SILVER, GOLD?

Tutor Signature

1.  

ATTEND*

B 95% attendance AND 8 or fewer Lates

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2.

 

 

S 97% attendance AND 5 or fewer Lates

1.

 

2.

 

 

G 98% attendance AND 1 or fewer Lates

1.

 

2.

 

 

2. ORGANISATION*

B Full Academy uniform AND correct equipment (bag, pencil case AND Student Planner)

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S Effective use of Student Planner with Homework Record completed

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2.

 

 

G Excellent use of (and never misplaced) Student Planner, never forgotten PE kit and the punctual return of all reply slips

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3.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR PARTICPATION

B Participate in at least one extra-curricular or House activity in the year

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S Participate in at least one extra-curricular or House activity per term

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G Academy-level participation e.g. represent MEA in a team/event; take part in a competition or Academy production

1.

 

 

4.

ATTITUDE TOWARDS LEARNING*

B Good or better effort AND behaviour in 5+ subjects

1.

 

2.

 

 

S Good or better effort AND behaviour in 6+ subjects

1.

 

2.

 

 

G Good or better effort AND behaviour in 7+ subjects AND positive Departmental Postcard

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2.

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5.

BEHAVE & LEAD*

B Behave positively (25+ Positive Comments over the year), 10 or fewer Negative Comments AND no Community/SLT Detentions

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2.

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S Behave positively – (50+ Positive Comments over the year) and 5 or fewer Negative Comments

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2.

 

 

G .  Behave positively – (70+ Positive Comments over the year) and 0 Negative Comments

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2.

 

 

6.

CONTRIBUTE

B Contribute positively to LINKS activities, deliver a presentation AND participate in a fundraising activity

1.

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S Contribute within the school community e.g. participate in assembly; help at a school event

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G  Positive role model e.g. position of responsibility/Student Leadership Team/Peer Mentor etc. and contribute to the wider community e.g. organise fund-raising, volunteering etc.

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7. PROGRESSION & CAREERS

B Attendance at Parents’ Evening; positive participation in 3D Days etc.

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S Plan ‘next steps’ e.g. research potential career(s); attend Y9 Options Evening/Careers Information Event/college Open Day; complete a ‘Mock’ Interview; educational visit etc.

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G Organise career placement or participate in career-linked visit (e.g. STEM activity); university visit etc.

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2015-16 Data

Information to follow.

2014-15 Data

Year Group

Total No.

Bronze
No.

Bronze
%

Silver
No.

Silver
%

Gold
No.

Gold
%

ALL Awards

ALL Awards

7

173

55

31.79

41

23.69

11

6.35

107

61.84

8

168

71

42.26

27

16.07

8

4.76

106

63.09

9

180

67

37.22

20

11.11

8

4.44

95

52.77

10

141

43

30.50

14

9.93

6

4.25

63

44.68

11

141

39

27.65

40

28.36

19

13.47

98

69.50

Overall

803

275

34.25

142

17.68

52

6.47

469

58.40

2013-14 Data

Year Group

Total No.

Bronze
No.

Bronze
%

Silver
No.

Silver
%

Gold
No.

Gold
%

ALL Awards

ALL Awards

8 (7)

173

66

38

33

19

6

4

105

61

9 (8)

175

56

32

46

26

6

3

108

62

10 (9)

136

49

36

17

13

8

6

74

54

11 (10)

142

41

29

14

10

10

7

65

46

11 (2013/14)

149

60

40

35

23

9

6

104

70

  Overall

775

272

35

145

19

39

5

456

59