At Clifton 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 Clifton Pledge encourages 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.

The Clifton Pledge is designed to make students more resilient, independent, confident and determined.

The Clifton Pledge is divided into the following three categories, with examples of some of the tasks you may carry out.

pledge categories

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

Cultural Experiences

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

about the pledges

The Clifton pledge has a Bronze Silver and Gold award and these are presented throughout the year at awards ceremonies.

Bronze:

  • Help out at a school event
  • Learn a greeting in five different languages
  • Fundraise in school
  • Keep up to date with current affairs and share with your form

Silver:

  • Help out at an event outside of school
  • Research a national organisation who supports a specific group e.g. Rush Home, REMA, SYEDA
  • Fundraise for a project outside of school e.g. Colour dash
  • Write a formal letter to a key adult in school to campaign for change.

Gold:

  • Be a peer mentor
  • Participate in a cultural event
  • Organise an event
  • Organise & participate in a debate on a key topical subject

Bronze:

  • Be a peer mentor
  • Share an element of diversity with your peers e.g. bring and share a food you eat at home
  • Fundraise in school
  • Improve your political literacy by understanding key British parties

Silver:

  • Contribute to a project that improves the school
  • Research a local organisation who supports a specific group
  • Fundraise for a project outside of school e.g. Colour dash
  • Improve your understanding of the history of politics in Britain

Gold:

  • Contribute to a project that improves the environment or local community
  • Lead a cultural event
  • Organise an event
  • Understand political structures and key examples from around the world

Bronze:

  • Complete an analysis of your likes and dislikes
  • Work as part of a team or group
  • Create & use a revision resource to improve your attainment in a subject
  • Complete a personality survey

Silver:

  • Research a career choice
  • Negotiate and present your ideas
  • Show independence at home e.g. iron your own clothes and sew on a button
  • Keep a well-being journal

Gold:

  • Interview a person from your chosen career
  • Take a leadership role in a presentation or project
  • Show independence in the wider world e.g. make a Dr’s appointment, organise your own bus pass
  • Overcome a difficulty

Bronze: 

  • Evaluate a workplace encouter
  • Create a resource to share in form tutor time
  • Regularly attend a revision session and follow your own timetable at home
  • Attend a well-being session

Silver:

  • Write a detailed personal statement
  • Participate in an assembly
  • Show independence at home e.g. budget for & cook a meal, do your own washing & ironing, clean a room to a good standard
  • Being a well-being idea into school

Gold:

  • Complete a work experience (minimum of 15 hours)
  • Present at a formal event
  • Show independence in the wider world e.g. open a bank account, and make your own way to an interview
  • Lead a well-being session

Bronze:

  • Regularly attend an after school club
  • Achieve 80% in 10 A.R. Quizzes
  • Go on a school trip
  • Understand local Geography e.g. know about local landmarks etc.

Silver:

  • Represent Clifton in a sporting event, competition or production
  • Get to the top of your class ‘Reading League’
  • Visit a cultural hotspot
  • Research local role models

Gold:

  • Achieve recognition in an external sporting event, group or production
  • Get into the ‘Reading Millionaire’s Club’
  • Earn an EDIS trip
  • Research key historical events that occurred in Yorkshire

Bronze:

  • Regularly attend an extra-curricular club
  • Read a book from the ’10 Books to Read Before Leaving Clifton’ list and write a review for the library
  • Plan and go on a day-trip outside of Rotherham
  • Understand British Geography e.g. significant towns, rivers, landmarks etc.

Silver:

  • Represent Clifton in a sporting event, competition or production
  • Read 3 books from the ’10 Books to Read Before Leaving Clifton’ list and write a review for the website
  • Attend a cultural event outside of school
  • Research significant British role models

Gold:

  • Achieve recognition in an external sporting event, group or production
  • Use the Summer Reading List to develop knowledge in at least 3 of your GCSE subjects
  • Go on a residential visit
  • Research British values and show how they apply in your life

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