School Award Ties
The Award of Emerald, Gold, Scarlet and Headteacher’s Ties
These ties are designed to reward excellence and commitment in sport and the arts.
Written applications are welcome from students in Key Stage 4.
Applications should include full details of how the criteria have been met and should be submitted to the head of art and design, dance, drama, music or PE.
Applications which are approved by the relevant head of department will be sent to the moderating committee.
The moderating committee will review the evidence and also check that applicants have consistently exemplified the school’s PRIDE values.
All awards will be made by the Headteacher in year assemblies.
An Emerald Tie may be awarded to a student who has consistently exemplified the school’s PRIDE values and meets at least one of the criteria below
- is a member of a regional Youth Orchestra or Choir
- has for three consecutive years shown commitment and consistently attended rehearsals and taken part in performances for three different performing arts groups in the school
A Gold Tie may be awarded to a student who has consistently exemplified the school’s PRIDE values and meets at least two of the criteria below
- had a piece of art or design work displayed at a local gallery or achieved a place in a local or national art competition.
- Completed an art or design qualification or course outside of school (e.g. Arts Award)
- Been involved in a community art project
- has for three consecutive years been involved in the design and production of artefacts for a major school event (school production sets, murals etc.)
A Scarlet Tie may be awarded to a student who has consistently exemplified the school’s PRIDE values and meets at least one of the criteria below
- has competed at a national level or represented the county at under 14 level or above in an activity which is included in the National Curriculum or the OCR exam board list of approved sports or is recognised by the International Olympic Committee
- has for three consecutive years played in, shown commitment and consistently represented the school in three sports
For exceptional performance, the school may consider the award of the Headteacher’s Tie (previously known as a Tri-colour Tie), this tie is by award and may not be applied for.
Tie-wearers are expected to continue to exemplify the school’s PRIDE values. Failure to do so may lead to a suspension from the wearing of the tie.