Good behaviour is always recognised and rewarded but where behaviour is inappropriate the use of consequences (sanctions) will be necessary. Each child has their own Green is Great card displayed on the classroom wall. Any inappropriate behaviour will be addressed using the following sanctions. These sanctions will be applied consistently throughout the school.
These will take the form of:
1. Verbal warning
2. Internal exclusion - to a designated place within the classroom for 'Time Out'
3. Time out in partner classroom
4. Parents informed (informally)
After no more than 3 triangles the child will be sent to Head Teacher for formal warning. At this stage a letter is sent to parents informing them that their child's behaviour is reaching an unacceptable level.
6. 3 letters from the Head Teacher will result in a period exclusion.
Any serious incident will result in progressing straight to Number 5 on the plan, and could even result in the immediate exclusion - particularly for violent misconduct.
If a child receives any of the sanctions their card will be changed as appropriate. Every Friday Mrs Johnston visits each class to find out if everyone has stayed green all week in class and announce if the class has been green all week at lunchtime. If the class has succeeded in staying green Mrs Johnston gets to dance. And they love to dance! Any children who have not managed to remain green meet in the Rainbow Station to discuss how and what could help them to stay green next week. If children have difficulty remaining green for 3 weeks in a row they will be further supported through a personal behaviour chart.