Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Jesus said "Let the children come to me" We live and learn and love in His way.

The Praise POD

"A culture of praise for the whole school community"


Mrs Ashby demonstrating the Praise POD
Praise Pod is a special place in school where children go to talk about their achievements.  They get to sit in the wonderful chair you so kindly raised funds for.  In the praise pod children will be interviewed by a member of staff.  The conversation will always be about a positive somebody has noticed about them. Children will be sent to the praise pod for a wide range of qualities, including social and academic.
 
What makes praise pod extra special is that we can record the interview and send it to you to watch at home or at work.  It's all about celebrating successes and building self-esteem.  Think of it as the opposite of the naughty step!
 

We believe that rewarding good behaviour and providing encouragement promotes a climate of consideration for others and encourages good behaviour rather than merely deterring anti-social behaviour.

Our Golden Rules underpin the life of the school:

  • We have respect for ourselves and others
  • We listen
  • We follow instructions
  • We are honest
  • We work hard
Children displaying these qualities around school might be lucky enough to get sent to the praise pod.
 
Every time a child is noticed for any of these qualities it helps reinforce that behaviour until it becomes automatic.  
We thank you for all your hard work and support in encouraging your children at home; it makes a huge difference and really helps by giving a consistent, encouraging message.  We always love to hear about any success your child has had whilst out of school, so please continue to let us know and we can help you reinforce that behaviour at school.
 
Please bear with us as we train the children to use this exciting resource.  Keep an eye on your e-mails for news about your child's recent achievements.  If you didn't include your email address on the recent data sheet please send it in to the school office.