Our Golden Rules help children to understand how to behave in school. Please read these to help you to support our approach and your children’s behaviour.
The Good to Be Green behaviour scheme proves an effective way to promote positive behaviour in the classroom. It allows recognition for pupils who behave appropriately, while keeping track of pupils who find it harder to meet the schools behaviour code. Good to be Green sticker charts, certificates and praise pad are used to help manage and reward behaviour in each class. The scheme is very visual, with child friendly resources which allow our pupils to easily see how they are doing in class. We believe that it is important to promote a positive message regarding behaviour management at all times- ‘Good to be Green’ is a means of promoting our high expectations of positive behaviour. If a child has had a bad day, they can start afresh the following day. Every day children start the day on Green and have the opportunity to make the right choices and be rewarded by moving up to Bronze, Silver and Gold cards. When children reach Gold they also receive a certificate.
Every child starts their day on a positive note with a green card displayed in their pocket of the Class Chart. The card says- ‘It’s Good to be Green!’ and the children soon learn to associate being on Green with a feeling of having done the right thing. If they are still on Green by the end of the day, the child is awarded a Green certificate. Children who consistently do the right thing all year are rewarded at our Good to be Green award ceremony in the Summer term.
If, during the day, in lessons, or at break times, a child has to be warned of inappropriate behaviour, or has broken a school rule, then a Yellow Warning Cars will be displayed over the top of the Green card. The warning gives the child the opportunity to reflect, consider and review their behaviour.
Sometimes, the thought of moving a child onto a Red Consequence Card is enough to encourage them to behave appropriately. However, if necessary, the child’s Yellow Warning Card will be moved to the back of the pocked and the Red Consequence Card will be displayed. Parents would be notified at the end of the day if a child has reached red.
Equally, pupils will often display behaviours where they go out of their way to be friendly, welcoming or helpful. Pupils also have the opportunity to be rewarded for very good behaviour by being awarded a Silver Award or even a Gold Award. In addition, there are a wide range of school initiatives and programmes which reward appropriate/ good behaviour.