This policy is designed to promote and acknowledge good behaviour rather than merely to deter anti-social behaviour. All staff have a responsibility to look for opportunities to promote the BASICS model and praise positive behaviour in the classroom, around the school and on visits outside the school.
Whole School Rewards:
We praise and reward pupils for good behaviour, social skills and effort with work throughout the school week and in a variety of ways:
Learning Achievement Award
- A Learning Achievement Award assembly is held weekly in KS1 and KS2. The Phase Leader compiles photographs from each class in their phase onto a PowerPoint presentation the day before the assembly. During the assembly, each child tells the audience what their learning achievement has been and they are congratulated with a badge and a sticker for their work. The badge should be worn for a week and returned to school. The name of the pupil and reason for the award is recorded in the assembly file. A ‘well done’ slip should be sent home on the day of the assembly to ensure parents are informed of the reason for the award.
- Class teachers are responsible for keeping a record of awards to ensure the system is fairly applied
Top Table Award
The Top Table Award is part of the lunchtime behaviour strategy and is administered by the senior SMSA. It aims to acknowledge courteous behaviour and kind, helpful acts towards both adults and children. The majority of children display positive behaviour and each child should be recognised for their positive contribution by being given the opportunity to invite a friend to lunch at the Top Table.
Lining up award
Golden tokens will be awarded for classes who line up well and a reward chart is displayed in the corridors for both KS1 and KS2. The tokens/award stickers will be counted and the class with the most tokens/stickers each week will be rewarded in assembly with a certificate to display on their door in KS1 and extra playtime in both KS1 and KS2.
- verbal praise
- pupil name placed on the happy face
- public praise in front of the group/class
- positive comments in pupils’ books
- class privileges
- notes to parallel teachers or the senior management team.
‘Well Done’ Notes
‘Well Done’ notes should be given for the pupil to take home as an acknowledgement of a particular achievement. This will enable parents to reinforce the teacher’s praise at home. As a minimum, at least one well done slip should be sent home each term for each child. This should be for work praised in the good work assembly and for showing positive behaviour for learning by setting a good example to others in terms of behaviour, learning and care. The class teacher should keep a tick list to ensure all pupils are accounted for.
Other adults who work in the school should also give well done slips to pupils who set a positive example. The pupil should be encouraged to show the slip to the class teacher, who will reward the pupil.
Pupils will be awarded a merit to acknowledge achievement in learning:
- Outstanding work
- Effort to improve learning
- Exemplary learning behaviour
Each class will clearly display a merit board which shows pupil awards. Accumulation of merits points will be celebrated as follows:
- 30 merits will be rewarded by a bronze certificate.
- 60 merits will be rewarded with a silver certificate.
- 100 merits will be rewarded by a gold certificate for outstanding achievement signed by the Head teacher.
- 150 merits (in exceptional cases) will be rewarded with a platinum certificate signed and presented by the Head Teacher. Gold to Platinum charts are to be kept by class teacher and not displayed in the class for pupils to add on merit points to.
Achievement of a certificate will be acknowledged by pupils standing up and being applauded in assembly.
All pupils will have received a minimum of 60 points (silver certificate) at the end of the academic year (other than in exceptional circumstances which are noted by the class teacher and shared with the Leadership Team and the pupil’s parents). Most pupils should achieve a gold certificate by the end of the summer term.
Class code of conduct / Star Time
In addition to individual merit points, whole class rewards should be given for following the class code of conduct.
Rewards should take the form of golden stars in a jar.
Achieving the class target should be rewarded by 10 – 15 minutes Star Time. The target should take approximately two weeks to achieve (weekly for Reception and year 1).
The Star Time activity should be chosen by the children from a range of options and may vary. Examples are; extra playtime, a favourite class game, an activity from a choosing box, a quiz or class game.