Star of the Week
At East Dene Primary School our ethos is to celebrate a child’s success, whether big or small. Part of this, is a weekly celebration assembly held on a Friday. Teachers will choose a pupil from their class who has achieved something special during that week. This may be linked to learning, progress, attainment or behaviour, helpfulness or good manners! Chosen children receive a Star of the Week certificate and a photograph is displayed to celebrate success.
Kindness Tree Award
At East Dene Primary we actively promote being kind to one another. Once we see an act of kindness, teachers record this and then select one child to receive The Kindness Tree Award each week. Our tree display is updated weekly by our Kindness helpers. Every half term, one child from each phase who has received the award is chosen to join in an afternoon tea with the Headteacher Mrs Ridge and then an overall winner is selected at the end of the year and is presented with a gift voucher.
In order to encourage our children to be as healthy and active as possible, a weekly Active Award is presented to one child from each class in Friday’s Celebration Assembly. The chosen children receive a certificate and are congratulated for their efforts.