At Wickersley we believe that we should send our students out into the world able and qualified and with basic life skills that will last a lifetime. The Wickersley Pledges encourage students to engage and take part in experiences which will help them to understand the world around them and be able to play a positive role in their community and beyond.

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The Wickersley Pledges are designed to make students more resilient, independent, confident and determined. They are divided into the following three categories; we’ve also included some examples of what tasks you may carry out to earn a Pledge.

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pledge categories

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Active Citizenship

  • Help out at a school event
  • Fundraise in school
  • Learn a greeting in 5 different languages

Life Skills

  • Work as part of a team or group
  • Create a revision resource
  • Show independence at home

Wickersley Values

  • Regularly attend an extracurricular club
  • Go on a school trip
  • Understand local geography

about the pledges

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The Wickersley Pledges have a Bronze, Silver and Gold award and these are presented throughout the year at awards ceremonies.

WSSC Active Citizenship

Bronze:

  • Learn a new skill outside the classroom
  • Research into a specific career you are interested in
  • Regularly attend an extracurricular club and/or take part in a school production

 

Silver:

  • Participate in two or more enrichment opportunities
  • Contact an employer and ask questions about a possible career choice
  • Take a leadership role in an extracurricular club

 

Gold:

  • Pitch to a key adult in school to campaign for change
  • Record how you have been inspired to pursue a future career
  • Achieve recognition in a sporting event, competition or creative production and/or raise money for a charity independently

Bronze:

  • Contribute to a project that improves the school
  • Write a personal statement to compliment your CV
  • Play a contributing role at a school event

 

Silver:

  • Organise an event for KS3 students
  • Have a formal interview for the next stage of education, training or employment
  • Regularly attend an extracurricular club and/or take part in a school production

 

Gold:

  • Write a formal letter to a leading figure campaigning for change that would improve the country
  • Complete voluntary work or work experience in one or more of your aspiring career paths
  • Represent Wickersley at an external competition or achieve recognition in an external sporting event, group or production

Bronze:

  • Volunteer to take an active role in the sponsored walk
  • Create a 5-step action plan to secure your ideal career
  • Volunteer to assist at a whole-school event

 

Silver:

  • Secure a volunteering position within an organisation outside of school
  • Enrol onto, and complete, our Get Work Ready programme
  • Become a peer mentor in KS3

 

Gold:

  • Take part in the National Citizen Service programme
  • Complete independently organised work experience
  • Act as a mentor for a Year 11 or Year 12 student
WSSC Life Skills

Bronze:

  • Research someone who has demonstrated a skill or has overcome adversity due to outstanding effort
  • Arrange a meeting with a teacher to discuss steps to improve in a specific subject
  • Complete mindfulness exercises for a consistent period of time

 

Silver:

  • Achieve evidence of ‘consistently working well’ in 5 or more subjects
  • Take care to clean and tidy spaces in your home to a good standard for at least a month
  • Complete a wellbeing journal

 

Gold:

  • Deliver a speech or project to your peers in form or assembly on outstanding effort
  • Take responsibility for yourself in the wider world
  • Overcome a difficulty and/or seek and act on guidance to improve your learning practice

Bronze: 

  • Write an article for the school website about an achievement you are proud of

  • Demonstrate independence in the wider world

  • Design a structured revision timetable to manage your time.

 

Silver:

  • Create a presentation on an achievement you are proud of and present to your peers

  • Support a student or group of students in Key Stage 3

  • Overcome a difficulty and/or seek and act on guidance to improve your learning practice

 

Gold:

  • Accomplish a new feat you have never done before out of school

  • Complete suggested independent reading from each of your subject reading lists

  • Identify and carry out methods of self-reflection

Bronze: 

  • Evidence how you have acted upon feedback constructively following an assessment

  • Create a short/medium term study plan to fully utilise your independent study periods

  • Commit to at least 30 minutes of physical activity once a week, for a full term

 

Silver:

  • Write a letter to your future self describing what you have achieved and the type of person you have become

  • Make a plan for how you might save money for your future

  • Evidence your ability to manage your time and organise your workload over a full term

 

Gold:

  • Secure an aspirational onward destination in the 2nd half of Year 13

  • Research and implement a strategy to improve the school environment

  • Plan and lead a wellbeing event for sixth form or lower school students

WSSC Values

Bronze:

  • Do something that benefits our school community through an act of kindness

  • Read up on different cultures and feedback on your developed understanding to your form

  • Identify 5 things about yourself that you are proud of and share them with your form

 

Silver:

  • Take responsibility to support your loved ones, e.g. budget for and cook a meal for your family once a week for a month

  • Research a faith or culture different to your own and present your learning to your form or in assembly

  • Significantly improve your effort between data collections and/or achieve an average effort score of 3.75 or higher

 

Gold:

  • Organise a fundraising event for charity

  • Take part in a cultural event

  • Achieve an average effort score of 3.75 or higher at each data collection over an academic year or consistently improve your effort score between data collections

Bronze:

  • Contribute to a charity event in the school community

  • Research and/or visit significant locations such as major towns, cities, or landmarks

  • Achieve 20 CFP’s in a single term and/or win a curriculum award

 

Silver:

  • Lead a fundraising event for charity on the school site, or in the local community

  • Create content for the school website to celebrate and reflect on cultural learning you’ve completed outside of the classroom

  • Significantly improve your effort between data collections and/or achieve an average effort score of 3.75 or higher

 

Gold:

  • Contribute to a project that campaigns for positive national change and/or contribute to a global cause

  • Contribute to a cultural learning event

  • Achieve an average effort score of 3.75 or higher at each data collection over an academic year or consistently improve your effort score between data collections

Bronze:

  • To take part, and support, in an existing sixth form social club

  • Raise awareness for a local or national cause

  • Achieve all outstanding effort grades in one data collection.

 

Silver:

  • Provide support to a student or adult to help them overcome a difficulty

  • Raise money for a local or national cause

  • Achieve outstanding effort grades for a full academic year

 

Gold:

  • Promote, launch and lead a new social club in sixth form

  • Contribute to the organising and delivering of a food bank donation

  • Consistently achieve outstanding effort grades throughout Y12 Y13

Why are we encouraging students to achieve Pledges?

Why are Pledges important?

providing evidence

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What evidence could you provide?

photographs

Writing

Videos

Certificate

Testimonials

PowerPoint

Ticket Stubs

Certificate

Pledges in the news

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