At Milford we are proud of how children behave in school and when they represent us out of school. We talk to our children a lot about our shared values, what they mean and how they influence us at school and in the wider community. Our children are now far more articulate about their emotions and how this can influence the way they think and behave but we also want to encourage the children to be more articulate about their learning and learning behaviour. At Milford we are looking to produce positive, aspirational and independent learners who understand how their attitude and approach to their learning, each other and the adults who teach them can help them reach their goals in life.
The Milford Values represent the Values of the Academy on a day to day basis. These values are of course reflective of British Values which we also educate the children about. When children demonstrate these values every week during the Autumn Term they earn “marks” towards a Bronze Award which in turn can lead to a Silver and Gold award. Every time a child gets an award they choose a prize from our Prize Cabinet but this takes time to achieve. We want to help the children to understand that you can get rewards in life but typically this takes time and hard work to achieve.
So many of our children come to school every day, work hard, help each other, read daily and join our after-school clubs and we want to recognise the contribution they make at Milford. We want them to feel proud of their achievements while always striving to be the best they can be and the Milford Reward System means we always have an intelligent conversation with them about this process.
We also give children the opportunity to showcase the level they are on with a band or a gold pin if they have achieved this level, if they wish to do so.