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Plympton Academy believes that it is important to encourage good conduct throughout the Academy by celebrating and rewarding good behaviour. The Academy use the VIVO reward system, which engages students and helps to achieve Academy values. Staff award VIVO points for the following activities:

  • Demonstrates a desire to learn
  • Outstanding leadership
  • Positive contribution to school life
  • Shown resilience when faced with problems
  • Tackled a challenging task
  • Understands that effort is the key to success
  • Working beyond expected levels of attainment
  • Working collaboratively to produce excellent work


Students can also earn Da Vinci Awards. At Plympton Academy we want to recognise where students have become masters of a particular subject, creative area or sport. Teachers will nominate students for a Da Vinci Award when students have completed a piece of work that demonstrates excellence; mastery and depth. Alternatively students may be nominated if they represent Plympton Academy as part of a successful sports team or are successful in a local, regional or national competition in any academic subject; creative art or sport. 

Nominations will be discussed by the Da Vinci panel which is made up of staff and students. Successful candidates will be given a sticker and postcard by their Head of Year during an assembly. Students who receive 10 Da Vinci awards will be rewarded with a special certificate and badge.

Successful work will be displayed in the school and on the website.