Ramsey Achievement Award

 

The Ramsey Achievement Award (RAA) encourages students to strive to achieve in all aspects of Academy life. It purposefully sets high aspirational targets to achieve which will not only lead to academic qualifications but the development of life skills for future employment and high self-esteem. The RAA complements and is an integral part of the year based Ramsey Learning Journey.

To achieve the RAA students have to fulfil the following criteria:

  • 96%+ attendance
  • Make at least expected progress in English, Maths and six other subjects
  • Complete the Personal Development activities

 

There are four levels of the RAA:

  • Year 7 – Bronze
  • Year 8 – Silver
  • Year 9 – Gold
  • Year 10 – Platinum
  • Year 11 students have the opportunity to become School Captains, House Captains, Sports Captains, Prefects or Student Ambassadors

Students who achieve the Award are presented with an Academy logo badge and certificate in House Assembly in the Summer Term

RAA Personal Development activities

Learning Journey

Year 7                  

  • Regular participation in an extra-curricular club/activity in school
  • Share achievements of participation in an extra-curricular club/activity in local community
  • Complete a Public Speaking event e.g. Presentation in  lessons, Assembly            
  • Participate in an election process e.g. Form Rep, Mock Election               
  • Visit to an historical site of significance  e.g. Tower of London               
  • Take part in a residential trip e.g. Bushcraft         
  • Fulfil a Leadership role e.g. Form Rep or contribute positively to the Tutor group for a period of time       
  • Plan and participate in a charity event
  • Participate in a House event or competition        
  • Represent the Academy in sports fixture, drama production, music performance or other extra-curricular activity        
  • Participate in a visit to a place of cultural significance e.g. The Globe Theatre, The Tate Modern Art Gallery
  • Participate in the Reading Log Challenge and read at least 10 books
  • Complete an agreed activity not listed above
  •          Embrace school ethos and values
  •          Adopt a ‘Growth Mindset’ attitude
  •          Display positive Learning Behaviour characteristics
  •          Learn about careers and future pathways
  •          Aim for 100% Attendance
  •         Celebrate personal success
  •          Celebrate success of others
  •          Complete the Bronze Ramsey Achievement Award

Year 8

  • Regular participation in an extra-curricular club/activity in school
  •          Share achievements of participation in an extra-curricular club/activity in local community
  • Complete a Public Speaking event e.g. Presentation in lessons, Assembly            
  • Participate in an election process e.g. Form Rep, Mock Election               
  • Fulfil a Leadership role e.g. Form Rep or contribute positively to the Tutor group for a period of time       
  • Plan and participate in a charity event   
  • Participate in a House event or competition
  • Support another student e.g. buddy, peer mentor, literacy leader  
  • Represent the Academy in sports fixture, drama production, music performance or other extra-curricular activity
  •          Participate in the Reading Log Challenge and read at least 10 books
  •          Complete an agreed activity not listed above
  • Maintain your ‘growth mindset’ attitude
  •          Display positive Learning Behaviour characteristics
  • Reflect on future pathways
  • Aim for 100% Attendance
  •          Celebrate personal success
  •          Celebrate success of others
  • Complete the Silver Ramsey Achievement Award

Year 9  

  • Plan and participate in a charity event   
  • Fulfil a Leadership role e.g. Form Rep, Drama Ambassador or contribute positively to the Tutor group for a period of time                
  • Participate in an election process e.g. Form Rep, Mock Election               
  • Visit a sit of historical significance e.g. Duxford Air Museum               
  • Complete a Public Speaking event e.g. Presentation in lessons, Assembly            
  •          Share achievements of participation in an extra-curricular club/activity in local community
  • Regular participation in an extra-curricular club/activity in school
  • Participate in a House event or competition
  • Support another student e.g. buddy, peer mentor, literacy leader  
  • Represent the Academy in sports fixture, drama production, music performance or other extra-curricular activity
  •          Participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  •          Visit a university
  •          Participate in the Reading Log Challenge and read at least 10 books
  •          Complete an agreed activity not listed above
  •          Improve your ‘growth mindset’ attitude
  •          Display outstanding Learning Behaviour characteristics
  •          Chose Upper School subjects
  •          Participate in a careers event
  •          Visit a university or work place
  •          Attend Employer Drop-in workshop
  •          Celebrate personal success
  •          Celebrate success of others
  •          Aim for 100% Attendance
  •          Complete the Gold Ramsey Achievement Award

Year 10

  • Regular participation in an extra-curricular club/activity in school
  •          Share achievements of participation in an extra-curricular club/activity in local community
  • Complete a Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge
  • Participation in a residential trip abroad e.g. MFL trip, etc.               
  • Participate in an election process e.g. Form Rep, School Captain, Mock Election 
  • Fulfil a Leadership role e.g. Form Rep, Music Ambassador, Sport Leader or contribute positively to the Tutor group for a period of time
  • Prepare for Prefect Application e.g. find expectations of the role and build a CV
  • Plan and participate in a charity event
  • Participate in a House event or competition
  • Support another student e.g. buddy, peer mentor, literacy leader  
  • Represent the Academy in sports fixture, drama production, music performance or other extra-curricular activity        
  • Complete work experience
  • Complete a mock interview with a local employer
  • Complete in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  •          Participate in the Reading Log Challenge and read at least 10 books
  • Complete an agreed activity not listed above
  •          Start GCSE/BTEC courses
  •          Sit Mock examinations
  •          Embed excellent study habits and ‘growth mindset’ attitude
  •          Aim for 100% Attendance
  •         Participate in a careers event
  • Work experience
  • Mock interview with a local employer
  • Achieve Student Prefect or Student Ambassador status
  •          Complete the Year 10 Ramsey Achievement Award

Year 11

  •          Apply ‘growth mindset’ attitude to revision techniques
  •          Develop a structured revision programme
  •          Learn relaxation skills
  •       Consider healthy lifestyle for exam success
  •          Sit GCSE/BTEC exams
  •        Aim for 100% Attendance
  •          Apply to post-16 courses
  •          Sign up for National Citizenship Service Award
  •          Attend the Annual Leavers Prom
  •          Collect GCSE/BTEC certificates