The White Hills Park Graduation scheme recognises students’ academic achievements alongside other contributions to the life of the school, the WHP Trust and the wider community. There are four levels of graduation: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each level requires students to demonstrate sustained effort and achievement as well as engagement with both school and the wider community. There is a particular emphasis on leadership and involvement with activities after school.
During the academic year students are asked to chart their progress against the level-specific criteria and apply for graduation once these criteria have been fulfilled. Their success is celebrated at a Federation Graduation Ceremony to which parents are invited. This annual event also showcases our students’ many successes both in and outside the classroom. The regular recording and validation of students’ engagement in extra-curricular activities help them to create a personal portfolio outlining their participation, skills and successes which will be invaluable when applying for places in higher education or seeking employment.
Students who can demonstrate engagement and initiative are often highly sought after by employers and universities alike and the graduation scheme is designed to develop these important life-skills.
The WHP Graduation scheme is overseen by Deputy Executive Headteacher, Karsten Stephan.