SALE Awards

The SALE Awards are a school leadership and merit scheme. At Sale High School it is important that our pupils aspire to be the best version of themselves that they can be, both within the classroom but also around school and in the wider community. It is an opportunity to recognise our students who go above and beyond in four different categories:

S for Studies – for revision work, outstanding homework and reading challenges
A for Attitude – for high achievement points, low behaviour points and excellent uniform
L for Leadership – for work with JLT (Junior Leadership Team), raising awareness or funds for charity and taking leading roles in certain subjects
E for Extracurricular – for activities linked to clubs in school, sports with the PE department and even clubs outside of school

Example activities include:

  • Attend at least 10 sessions of a lunch/after-school club.
  • Lead a group in a lesson.
  • Be a Form Captain, Sports Captain, Charity Captain or House /School Council rep.
  • Read 3 books, writing a small summary paragraph about each one.
  • Help at Open Evening, Parents Evening or Transition Evening.
  • Take part in an Inter-House competition.
  • Participate in a school fixture/ represent the school
  • Take on a registration/form responsibility for at least 1 term
  • Be recognised for outstanding uniform and punctuality.
  • Enter an Art competition or exhibition within school.
  • Support another student in school settling in to school and acting as a mentor or buddy.
  • Be an ambassador of a subject area. MFL, Science etc.
  • Any other suitable activity discussed and agreed by form tutor

Students will be encouraged to complete a personal log of the voluntary work they are undertaking. They will record hours each week and ensure their community link signs them off. Before pupils start on this award they will need to speak to their form tutor who will agree their plan and ask their community link to confirm they are happy to sign off the hours.

Example community activities include:

  • Helping a charity – run a fundraising event in your community for a local charity
  • Coaching – at your local football, rugby athletic or other sports club
  • Helping people – at your local scout group, cadets or youth club
  • Mentoring – tutoring younger students with Mathematics, Science or other subject

We believe this is a really exciting opportunity for your child to be involved in and great enrichment to support college and career applications later on in life. Please encourage your child to get involved and have a talk to them about which activities they are going to try first.