At Shireland Collegiate Academy it is important to recognise students’ achievements in order to build self-esteem and confidence and to motivate our students to continue working hard both in academic subjects and in performance subjects. Success is celebrated in a wide variety of ways here at the Academy.
At the end of each term, reward assemblies are held to celebrate success. Each department area nominates students who deserve recognition for the work and/or effort achieved for that term. These assemblies are wonderful occasions as so many students are recognised for their successes. Heads of Departments give out the certificates and members of the Senior Leadership Team attend to congratulate the students.
Excellent attendance is a key factor to student success and every term the tutor group with the best overall attendance are given the opportunity to go to an offsite activity during the Academy day. Examples of activities include a trip to the cinema or a trampoline park.
Throughout the year our dance, drama and music departments showcase students work in the auditorium. These are tremendous evenings and our students perform to a full house.
During the academic year the academy hosts an Awards Evening which aims to recognise successes in A’Level and GCSE courses alongside departmental awards for students from Key Stage 3 through to Key Stage 5. This is a very prestigious occasion which culminates in the Sir Mark Grundy award being presented to a student who has been chosen by Sir Mark.