Letters of Commendation
Letters of Commendation (LOCs) are awarded by JRCS staff to students whom they believe deserve credit for their efforts and achievements. Every LOC falls into one of the seven ACHIEVE categories. Any student who gains an LOC from each of the seven ACHIEVE categories will be awarded the “Gold Seagull”. This award is a recognition of outstanding achievement.
Each student receiving this award will be given a Gold Seagull polo shirt and a coloured pin badge. Each of these items will indicate the academic year in which it was awarded. All award winners will be entitled to buy themselves further Gold Seagull polo shirts from the uniform shop to wear for the rest of the academic year. Students may choose to wear the top and badge at any time. At the beginning of each school year all students will start again in the challenge to gain a full set of ACHIEVE Letters of Commendation.
Below you will find a guide to the reason why LOCs are awarded in each of the seven ACHIEVE categories.
|What you could get an LOC for:|
|A||Aspire to be our best||Any type of activity that challenges and broadens your horizons.|
|C||Commit to our learning||Any type of activity that shows sustained improvement in lessons, progress or achievement over a term. This could include regular commitment to improving learning outcomes by attending extra classes or reaching or exceeding academic target grades in some subjects.|
|H||Hold high standards in everything we do||Activities or actions that demonstrate 100% commitment to having high standards in all aspects of school life.|
|I||Involve ourselves in our communities||Any community activity.|
|E||Engage with all opportunities||Any out of school hours activity which you commit to for more than a term and attend every session on time.|
|V||Value, care for and respect each other||Any activity that demonstrates caring, considerate or respectful behaviour OR supports a member of the school community in a difficult situation.|
|E||Establish resilience||You demonstrate that you have overcome an obstacle to success either in school or at home.|