Our behaviour policy is firmly based on being positive; we expect children to behave well and they are praised and rewarded when they do.
For positive behaviour, children earn ‘Class Dojo’ points in class for contributing in a positive fashion. Parents and carers can see how their children are getting on in class by logging in to the ‘Class Dojo’ website. Children love striving to get the points, and parents report that they enjoy being able to follow their children and the class blog that develops throughout the year.
In the classroom, we follow a system of assertive discipline called ‘Good to be Green’. This is designed to cause minimum disruption to learning.. Al l children start their day on a green card. However, if they receive a warning, they move to a time out system and have to turn their card to yellow. If there are further incidents of poor behaviour, then a red card is issues and the children have to spend the rest of the day with a senior colleague. Ultimately, the final (rarely used) step is being sent to the Principal.
We have six golden rules:
- We respect each other – we treat people the way we would like to be treated
- We are honest – we do not cover up the truth
- We work hard – we do not waste our own time or other people’s time
- We look after property – we do not waste or damage things
- We are kind and helpful– we do not hurt anyone or their feelings
- We listen to each other – we do not interruptChildren in Year 6 are trained as playground leaders and work with younger children, helping to organise games and sort out any minor disputes.
At Friday’s achievement assembly, one child per class is awarded a Star of the Week certificate and our lunch time assistants nominate two children for a special lunchtime award. Anyone who is ‘Star of the Week’ gets to have High Tea with the Principal on a Friday afternoon where juice and cake are served!