The Clifton Pledges are at the very heart of empowering students to be confident, well-rounded, enthusiastic, caring, happy, can-do people, ready for the wider world. The Pledges, coupled with the Clifton Way, develop personal skills and attributes and broaden the horizons of our students.

At Clifton Community School, we aim to send all young people into an ever changing world able and qualified to play their full part in it. The qualified aspect of this speaks for itself; we aim for our students to achieve strong qualifications that support them in their next steps of education, training or employment. 

Furthermore, a student who makes that commitment to the Clifton Pledges will develop independence and self-discipline by augmenting their participation, performance, communication, creativity and cultural capital.

Pledge Categories

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Active Citizenship

Preparing you for life in modern society

  • Volunteering
  • Charity
  • Appreciating diversity
  • Democracy
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Life Skills

Equipping you to deal with a range of life experiences

  • Careers and aspirations
  • Communication
  • Wellbeing
  • Independence
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Cultural Experiences

Enabling you to learn about your local community and support diversity

  • Extracurricular
  • Reading
  • Out of School
  • Understanding your roots

About the Pledges

Over each key stage, students will be expected to complete all Bronze, Silver and Gold tasks for each of the 3 categories. 

Why are we encouraging students to achieve pledges?

Why are Pledges important?

Key stage 3

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At Key Stage 3, opportunities for students to achieve the bronze Pledges will be offered throughout the curriculum including through the pastoral curriculum in tutor time. 

A student aiming for silver and gold pledges will have opportunities within the academy but will also need to complete some of these Pledges independently.

key stage 4

At Key Stage 4 there is more emphasis on students taking responsibility and being self-motivated to complete tasks independently. All students will have the opportunity to complete the bronze Pledge tasks through the curriculum, including the pastoral curriculum.

Silver and gold Pledge tasks will need to be completed independently although there will be opportunities within the curriculum which may help you with these.

providing evidence

What Evidence could you provide?

photographs

Writing

Videos

Certificate

Testimonials

PowerPoint

Ticket Stubs

rewards & recognition

CERTIFICATES

Students will receive a certificate when they have completed all the of the tasks in each category e.g. a bronze certificate for Cultural Experiences.

PIN BADGES

When students have completed all three categories in each band they will receive a pin badge for example a Bronze pin badge for completing all of the tasks in Cultural Experiences, Life Skills and Active Citizenship.

PLATINUM AWARDS

Platinum Awards are designed to demonstrate advanced skills in each of the three pledge categories. Students who achieve the overall Gold award will be put forward to the CEO to complete a WPT Platinum Project.

CELEBRATIONS

Student achievement will be celebrated in a number of ways including through presentation of certificates in assemblies, Annual Rewards Assemblies and annual WPT Gold celebration events.

Pledges in the News