Our rewards system has been designed to recognise and value the achievements and attitude of all our students. Our aim in rewarding students is to motivate them to achieve their potential at College and to celebrate their achievements at every opportunity.

Students who demonstrate the qualities that are enshrined within the College Learning Charter: Be Happy, Be Ambitious, Make a Difference will be rewarded. When students demonstrate these qualities, achievement points are awarded and logged. Additional Achievement Points can be awarded for any other positive behaviour such as effort and demonstrating a growth mind-set..

Learning Charter

At The City of Leicester College we want every person to:

Be happy Be Ambitious Make a difference

To make this happen we all agree to:

  • Be kind and polite
  • Support each other
  • Smile as much as possible
  • Be safe and make sure others are safe
  • Respect others
  • Be prepared for learning
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Try our best
  • Aim high
  • Be independent
  • Have pride in our college
  • Take responsibility
  • Look after our environment
  • Celebrate differences
  • Challenge bullying

Students will be routinely praised and rewarded for behaving well through the rewards system. Students who do behave and attend well will always be congratulated and rewarded using positive rewards, achievement points or GREEN CARDS.


Rewarding effort is often seen as more impactful than simply rewarding achievement. Teachers are expected to award two GREEN CARDS every lesson to reward students who demonstrate outstanding effort during lessons.

Teachers physically award a GREEN CARD to the student and log it. The student with the highest number of Green Cards in each Year Group at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms will be automatically entered into the ‘Elite Reward Draw’.

These students will have the opportunity to win a high value ‘Elite Reward’, for example, a free place on the ski trip, a mountain bike, I-Pad etc.


Students who make truly outstanding improvements or produce consistently excellent work may be nominated by Hub Leaders or Heads of Year/AchCo to receive a ‘Gold Card’ which has a value of +20 additional reward points. If the nomination is successful, the student will receive a letter home to parents/carers and a ‘Gold Card’ which will be entered into a separate draw, the winner of which, will enter the Elite Reward Draw. Gold Cards may be awarded by a member of the CLT in consultation with the nominating member of staff.


At the end of every half-term, each curriculum area is invited to nominate three students in each subject/year group in recognition of outstanding progress, attainment or effort in that subject. Nominated students will receive a certificate and letter home in recognition of their performance in that subject and an additional 20 points will be added to their achievement points total.

In addition, at the end of every term, 1 student in each year group will be nominated for a discretionary “Subject Star of the Term” Award that will be presented in assembly.  Curriculum / Hub Leaders will decide on the nature of the award.