The Tenison Award
The Tenison Award is designed to recognise students who impressively demonstrate the values of Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity.
Students in Year 7 are encouraged to reflect on what they have done in their primary schools as well as what they do as a new Tenison student in order to build up a portfolio of experiences to achieve the Bronze Award.
In Year 8 and 9 students build a portfolio to achieve the Silver award and in Year 10 and 11 to achieve the Gold award.
The first Tenison Awards were presented in February 2020 at a special awards evening at The Foundry conference centre. Jamelia Scotland in Year 9, who received the Silver Award, said the evening was fun because 'the teachers were focusing on the positives of the students and how we treat each other with dignity.'
Kaysha Docherty, who is also in Year 9 and received the Silver Award, reflected that her award shows that the staff at Archbishop Tenison's 'have hope that every student will succeed in life.' Kaysha also liked that every award winner was given a balloon!
Shaun Onokare in Year 7 really enjoyed the presentation evening; he said he liked meeting members of the school's wider community who had helped the Headteacher provide resources and make the school great.
Shaun also enjoyed meeting a former student who is on the verge of going to Oxford University and was inspired to gain wisdom in a similar way so that he might follow in his footsteps.
The next Awards evening will be in June 2020.