Several years ago, our Pupil Council asked for a mufti day to take place at the end of each half term as a reward for positive behaviour. It was discussed amongst the pupils and they decided that anyone who had one or no tickets that half term would qualify for mufti.
After this new reward had been in place for a few terms, the Senior Leadership Team added an additional qualifying criteria; pupils who got a ticket in the final week did not qualify. This was because the number of tickets received by pupils who had gone the whole half term without one, significantly increased in that week and the system was being abused.
If a pupil does not qualify they are not punished; they are expected in school, in uniform, for a normal school day. They have every opportunity to qualify the following half term. Any pupil who comes in mufti without qualifying, will spend the day in isolation.
Marston Vale Middle School prides itself on the excellent behaviour of its pupils, which takes a lot of support from staff and team work with our students. This reward has been a particularly powerful positive behaviour management technique, not least because it was put forward by our pupils.
The qualifying criteria for the end of half term mufti will appear in our 2015-2016 pupil planner/diary and can be found on our website. The school holds several charity mufti events each year which are open to all pupils.
We would like to thank parents for their continuing support in promoting positive behaviour in our school community.
The Senior Leadership Team
Rewards and praise to celebrate our achievements