Behaviour at St John's

Good behaviour and discipline are the key foundations of good education. Without an orderly atmosphere, effective teaching and learning cannot take place. If children are permitted to misbehave in school, they prejudice their own educational chances and worse, they disrupt the education of children around them.  

It is the basic entitlement of all children at St John’s school to feel safe and secure and to enjoy being in a good learning environment. All pupils are expected to behave in a responsible manner, both to themselves and to others, showing consideration, courtesy and respect for other people at all times. 

The School has a ‘Positive Behaviour Policy’ (given to all parents) which describes rewards and sanctions, our expectations, how poor behaviour is monitored and discouraged, the disciplinary stages and action and how incidents are reported. There is also an anti-bullying policy. A confidential record is kept of all incidents of poor behaviour to enable us to monitor, give sanctions and action one-to-one support if necessary.

Golden Rules

In order to continue to promote our high standards of behaviour in school and make sure our children are “ready to learn” in a safe positive environment, we follow our Positive Behaviour Policy. In school we have a set of "Golden Rules" which are followed through a traffic light system. On the rare occasion a few of our children choose not to follow the “Golden Rules” these are the steps: 

Green: All children start on a green and remain on this while they demonstrate excellent behaviour and “readiness to learn”. 

Yellow: After being given a warning, if a child fails to make the right choices, they will be given a yellow card. 

TIME OUT: If a child still continues to make poor choices after a yellow card, they will then be given a short amount of “time out” in class to think about making the right choices so they are “ready to learn”.

Red Card: If a Golden Rule is broken again in the same lesson they will receive a red card. This means they will go to work in a buddy class, lose their playtime and spend this time with a member of school staff reflecting on their choices. 

Buddy Class: This is another class in school.

In summary our code of behaviour below outlines our expectations. 

  • Every pupil has the right to learn without being distracted by the bad behaviour of others. 
  • Every pupil in our school is valued - Physical or Verbal abuse will not be tolerated 
  • We encourage mutual respect, understanding and tolerance towards all members of our school. We do not accept discrimination in any form. 
  • All children should respect school property and the property of others. 

Should children persist in making the wrong choices with regard to their behaviour, parents will be informed and asked into school to discuss the problem. In extreme cases, there are clear guidelines which the Governors and Headteacher will act upon in excluding a child from school. 

In the event of any damage being caused by pupils, to books, equipment, furnishing etc. the Governors wish parents to know that they will be responsible for paying for their replacement. 

How positive behaviour is rewarded in school. 

House Points 

Exceptional work, effort and good deeds are recognised by awarding team points, for which each child is a member of one of our four teams: Panthers, Lions, Tigers or Leopards. When they are awarded points, the child gets to post them in a collecting box. A cup is awarded to the winning team each week in Collective Worship.
  The house team that collects the most house points each half term gets to come to school in non uniform for a day. 

Sparkle and Shine

We also reward positive behaviour and attitude weekly in our special Sparkle and Shine Collective Worship.  Every teacher nominates a child to receive a 'Sparkle and Shine' award. 

Socially responsible 
High achievers 
Independent / interdependent learners 
Empowered to meet life's challenges 

A certificate and badge is given to each child who is chosen, a picture is taken and then placed in a special book, which is on display in the school hall. Click here to go to our Sparkle and Shine page. 

Good Citizenship Award

The Good Citizenship award, is an award that we present at the end of each half term. certificate is given to one child from each class who is kind, supportive, helpful and a positive role model. When children receive citizenship awards, their positive behaviour is in reinforced and rewarded. 

You can find the Positive Behaviour Policy, along with the Anti Bullying Policy at the bottom of this page. If you have any queries please get in touch with Miss Jones. 

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