Praise and Recognition

The Academy vision is to personally develop all pupils, to produce responsible, respectful and active citizens who are able to play their part and become actively involved in public life as adults. We are proud of our commitment to deliver outstanding Education with Character.

To support this vision, the Academy pledges to provide leadership, careers, social and cultural opportunities for all our students. Our core principles aim to provide an education which inspires, excites and prepares students for life beyond the academy.

In return, our young people are expected to contribute to the school and take up opportunities provided.

Golden Tickets

We recognise excellent learning and attitudes both in and out of the classroom. At Barnsley Academy, we have a great deal to celebrate with students demonstrating our shared values in abundance daily. 

Staff award Golden Tickets for demonstrating our shared values of ambition, determination or respect in there attitudes and behaviours. Golden Tickets are a great way of recognising when students do the right thing because it is the right thing to do. 

Each week, every member of staff has five golden tickets to issue for the week. The tickets are rewarded throughout the week either in lessons, in corridors or during social times.

Tickets are kept in the student’s blazer pocket so they can celebrate these with their peers and also take home to show their families. 


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