Recognition & Sanctions


Students are creative, motivated and enthusiastic young learners whose achievements and efforts inspire us every day. As a school we believe it is fundamental to recognise these moments and therefore we place our rewards system at the heart of what we do. Our students are brilliant and deserve to be told that.

A variety of rewards include:

Verbal praise from staff
Letters home
Postcards home
Positive entry in planner
Green or gold electronic referral (E-Ref)
Certificates from Subject Areas and Pastoral Staff
Celebration in assemblies
Recognition in community newsletters and local press
Formal occasions such as Awards Evenings
Roles and responsibilities e.g. Prefects, Focus groups, Summit groups
Meetings with SLT/Directors



At Deer Park we recognise that things sometimes can go wrong. We use a variety of sanctions in a restorative manner to support us in developing the inclusive and caring ethos of the school. These sanctions may include a verbal reprimand and short detentions. Longer detentions after school are also used including a 40-minute Subject and Year Detentions, Senior Leader of Learning and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) detention (1 hour) which are held on set days. For serious misbehaviour internal exclusions, fixed term exclusions and very rarely a permanent exclusion may be necessary.

Parents should note that a member of staff is permitted to keep any student for up to 10 minutes at the end of the day if they need to discuss a matter with them.