Rewards and Sanctions

Rewards and Sanctions

House Point Class Charts & Whole School Tree

House points are rewarded for good learning and behaviour. All the children are divided up into houses: 

Hawthorn – Red
Pine – Green
Sycamore – Blue

Each class will have a weekly chart to collect the house points. At the end of the week, house point charts are totalled and the house with the highest average score in each class will receive an appropriate coloured leaf to put on the ‘House Point Tree’ during celebration assembly the house with most leaves on the House Point Tree at the end of the half term will be rewarded with a non-uniform day.

Superstars Golden Time

In addition to house points, classes will have a large star in their classroom and you will have a small star with your name on. Your star can be moved by teachers and teaching assistants in and out of the larger star depending on your behaviour. If you are in the large star by Friday lunchtime you will be rewarded with an extra 15 minutes playtime. 

Although we try to encourage and reward good behaviour, there will be times where it is necessary to use sanctions.

Five Key Sanctions

This is a guide of strategies used at Hurley Primary School:

  • A reminder
  • Verbal warning
  • Moved within the class (this maybe a timeout/thinking spot)
  • Miss some/all of the next break time
  • Removal from class (sent to member of Senior Leadership Team)

Dinner Time Detention

Whenever a member of staff considers it necessary, children may be placed in a dinner time detention. If this happens then a letter will be sent home explaining why this has happened. 

Serious or Persistent Misbehaviour

If other strategies are not working:

Stage 1 – In school detention (letter home from class teacher)

Stage 2 – A meeting / telephone conversation with parents. This may include both your teacher and headteacher 

Stage 3 – To avoid suspension, an after school headteacher detention will be offered with agreement of parents.

Stage 4 – Suspension. If the misbehaviour still continues to occur, then exclusion for a fixed periods of time may be considered appropriate by the head.

Stage 5 – Exclusion. If behaviour is still unacceptable, in spite of support, it may be necessary to exclude permanently.

The stage is dependent on the incident (some incidents may be assigned immediately to higher stages).