JHN Expectations

As Christ is at the centre of our community, students strive for success for both themselves and for others around them. Success of the whole person is celebrated, as students journey to recognise their own unique vocation, as created in the image and likeness of God. 

We place a great emphasis on hard work and consistent effort in all aspects of school life.  We like to celebrate achievement and endeavour through praise postcards, celebratory lunches, commendations from the headteacher, and though the Newman Point system.  Our rewards take many forms; it is important that effort and achievement of all kinds are treated as noteworthy.  We encourage all students to take a real pride in their own achievements and to respect the achievements of others.

Newman Points

Newman  points are awarded for work of an exceptional or good standard, dynamic learning, good organisation, attendance and contribution to school life. They are accumulated over the course of a year and are awarded to all pupils and students.  The range of Newman Points are detailed below.

Class/Homework/ improved effort/positive contribution to class or community/ support for school events 1, 3 or 5 points
Departmental/ Pastoral Postcards 30 points
Roll of Honour - Attendance 20 points
Roll of Honour – No Sanctions 30 points
Learning Reviews 30 points
Headteacher Awards 99 points



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Certificates are awarded as follows:

Crystal 100 points 1 entry to prize draw
Bronze 200 points 2 entries to prize draw
Silver 300 points 3 entries to prize draw
Gold 500 points 5 entries to prize draw
Ruby 750 points 7 entries to prize draw
Emerald 1000 points 10 entries to prize draw
Blue diamond 1500 points 12 entries to prize draw

Certificates are presented by the Learning Co-ordinator at Year Assemblies. Each Certificate winner is entered into a prize draw, according to the scale above.  Prizes will include Amazon vouchers or similar, and in Years 11 and 13, the Autumn and Spring Term draws will include a Prom Pass.

All certificate winners will be entered into an annual prize draw in the Summer term.  The prize will vary each year but may include an ipod or similar


Each year, special awards will be presented to pupils and students who have performed exceptionally well in certain aspects of school life or curriculum areas.  These awards are given at the annual Presentation Evening and include subject prizes at each Key Stage, the Headteacher's Prize for Outstanding Learning and Achievement, amongst other Commendations and Prizes.

Everyone in our School is entitled to respect and courtesy. These should be shown in a friendly approach, in speech and good manners, in helping others in times of difficulty.

The respect shown to pupils and staff should apply equally to each other, to visitors and to newcomers to the School.

The Saint John Henry Newman School Expectations


We expect that pupils and students:

  • Demonstrate commitment to their own learning and progress.
  • Complete all work to the best of their ability.
  • Stay on task.
  • Present all work to the best of their ability.
  • Contribute fully to lessons.
  • Have the necessary equipment.

We expect that pupils and students:

  • Take pride in their appearance and look smart at all times
  • Contribute to a well-ordered, friendly environment in which everyone can learn effectively.
  • Are polite and respectful.
  • Arrive on time and settle quickly.
  • Listen attentively
  • Put their hands up and avoid calling out.
  • Are co-operative and considerate.
  • Respect the environment and others’ property.

We expect that pupils and students:

  • Complete homework to the best of their ability.
  • Take sufficient time and care over homework.
  • Present homework to the best of their ability.
  • Hand in homework when it is due.
  • Listen to and record instructions carefully.
  • Show commitment to learning from previous mistakes.
  • Check homework before handing it in.

Community Values Statement

  • We belong to a community where everyone is valued, as we do not prejudge or discriminate.
  • We belong to a community where everyone feels safe,
    as we do not threaten, intimidate or harm others.
  • We belong to a community where diversity is respected,
    as we celebrate difference and treat everyone equitably.
  • We belong to a community where success is celebrated,
    as we encourage and support others to succeed.
  • We belong to a community where we can communicate our thoughts, feelings and ideas, and we do this with integrity and sensitivity to the feelings of others.
  • We belong to a community where we can make mistakes, and we seek dialogue and reconciliation to restore relationships.
  • We belong to a community which respects the environment around us, and we take pride in and look after the school buildings and outdoor spaces.
  • We belong to a community which extends beyond the school walls, as we live by these values out of school.