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Staff Recognition Scheme

Stalham Academy introduced a staff recognition scheme as a way of formally commending and acknowledging the work of staff who go above and beyond in their work. As you know, we pride ourselves in having a team of highly trained, dedicated, staff committed to working hard to achieve the best outcomes for our children.

The staff receive a letter from the Chair of Governors and this is also shared with the Headteacher.


It is always a pleasure when parents, governors or members of the public write in to individual staff or to the Headteacher to thank staff for their contribution or hard work with children. We value greatly our partnership with parents and working together to achieve the best for our children. 

To nominate a member of staff, please complete the below form:


Staff recognition rewards are linked to some key values in relation to the types of achievement and/or behaviours we would wish to recognise and encourage. Employees or teams may qualify for a recognition reward if one or more of the following criteria are met:


Being Inspiring

“Inspiring others to be the best they can be, whilst themselves being forward thinking, enterprising and engaged in their day to day activities. Set and meet high standards, aspiring to achieve the best for themselves and the Academy.”



“Embracing creativity by taking bold decisions that enable the school to develop. Challenging existing methods and processes; devising and implementing successful improvements and enhancements of these”.



“Provides an exceptionally high level of professional service to all those we work with, by having the highest standard of professional ethics. Consistent commitment to outstanding performance, enriching the children’s experience either directly or indirectly”.



“Foster an open culture in which people are approachable, friendly and willing to share ideas; readily reacting to suggestions, influences or efforts. Also, being committed, engaged and innovative in the delivery of professional excellence to children and to own colleagues”.



“Consistently engages, persuades and motivates staff/children, whilst generating originality for the betterment of their area and the school as a whole. Also creates a positive attitude and atmosphere, positively influencing others by their example and communicating effectively and in an engaging manner”.


Extra Mile

“Regularly goes above and beyond, putting the needs of others before themselves. Cooperates effectively in a team for the benefit of all. Demonstrates willingness to invest own time to ensure the best for the children of the Academy”


The above criteria should be considered in relation to a requirement for them to be beyond normal expectations within their assigned role in school. If you would like to nominate a member of staff, we request that the below form is completed and submitted. Paper copies are available from the Academy office. 

Once approved, the Chair of Governors will then write to the individual / team to acknowledge the nomination.

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