Behaviour and Discipline policy
The aims of this policy are
To raise standards of good behaviour to encourage and support good learning
To promote high standards of self esteem and self discipline among all members of our
To ensure that all who learn, work and visit our school are treated with respect and are
To promote excellent relationships so that we can all work together to achieve the
highest standards of learning and play at our school.
The qualities we want to develop in our children are:
Determination Courage Friendship
Respect Inspiration and aspiration
Excellence Equality and Inclusion
(The Olympic Values)
We want to develop a “CAN DO” attitude to all aspects of school life that reflects the caring,
empowering and inspirational vision we have to be the
very best in all we do.
We believe that every child and adult is special and valued for the skills, talents, and story and
experiences he/ she brings to our community.
We celebrate the diversity and richness of our school community.
We believe that the main focus of behaviour and discipline must be based on rewarding and
celebrating good behaviour in order to develop an ethos of respect, care and understanding.
Rewards and Sanctions
We will praise and reward good behaviour in a variety of ways including:
Praise from adults and peers
Positive feedback – oral, marking,
Celebrating effort and achievement
House points for positive behavior, learning and effort,
Treats – golden time, free choice, small gifts.
Every adult in school is responsible for instilling good behaviour by being a good role model for
the children. Adults have a duty to let the children know when they are behaving positively –
we will catch them being good!! A word of praise goes a long way.
Celebrating Lakeside Learners
Staff will reward children with certificates in regular assemblies. Class displays will reinforce praise.
Class teachers / Head Teacher may also award certificates for good work, effort, attainment,
progress to individual children in addition to the assembly awards.
Certificate for achievement include sports, swimming etc. These can be given in assemblies or in
House points are given to reward positive behaviour, effort, attainment, progress etc. These can be
given by all adults and will be included in the weekly Prize Raffle. Each week a House trophy will
be awarded to the winning house.
Class teachers may implement their own reward systems in addition to school procedures, but the
school system must be maintained in order to promote whole school continuity.
The Head Teacher always has special stickers, certificates, small prizes etc for children who have
been achieved excellent standards/ improvement etc. Staff may send children up the office at any
time. If the Head is not available, the children should see the Deputy or Key Stage Leader
Good to be green
The Good to be green programme is used throughout the school to promote good learning
behaviour. A handout is sent to all parents annually to inform them of this scheme. (See Appendix
When a child fails to behave in an acceptable way, adults may impose appropriate sanctions. (See
Good to be Green guidance)
Sanctions should be used consistently and will be based on helping the child to realize that
inappropriate behaviour impacts on learning and is not acceptable.
Expectations Sanctions may include
We expect children to listen respectfully to Adult reprimand
Moving the child so that Poor behaviour does not
adults and other children.
disturb the learning of others.
Moving to another area/ class as required.
Children are expected to do their best at all Redoing work – at playtime, at home,
Losing free time / reward time
Children are expected to act in a calm, ordered Adult reprimand
Children may be stopped from another activity
manner around school
Moving to another area/ class
Children are expected to work in a safe manner Child may be stopped from an activity
Teacher may stop activity for all if Health and Safety
has been compromised
Moving to another area /class
Children are expected to work and play in a Adult reprimand
Loss of free time / privileges
kind, caring manner with respect for other
Children may be stopped from another activity
Moving to another area/ class
See Anti Bullying policy
Report books will be used to monitor behaviour, rewards and sanctions with individual children.
Behaviour plans will be implemented under direction of SENCO and parental support will be
required to support changes in a child’s behaviour.
Exclusion procedures will be used as a last resort or in the case of persistent poor behaviour or
Deliberate assault on a member of staff will lead to automatic fixed term exclusion, requiring a
parental/ school contract to be agreed before the child is allowed back in school.
Incidents of unsatisfactory behaviour
It is the duty of all adults to address incidents of poor behaviour.
Walking by is not an option and gives the child the wrong message.
Adults must not leave the correction of poor behaviour to others.
All incidents should be dealt with fairness, respect and consistency.
Poor behaviour during lessons is dealt with through Good to be Green scheme.
Staff must send the child to another teacher, Key Stage Leader, Deputy/ Head if poor
behaviour is impacting on the learning of other children. Children should not be allowed to
misbehave in a way that impacts on the learning of others or on the work of adults.
Staff must not feel that sending a child out is negative in fact we are saying that learning is
very important at Lakeside and if a child can’t/ won’t behave he/she will not be allowed to
stop others from learning.
At Play time, poor behaviour may result in time out, missing the next break time or being sent
to Deputy/ Head.
Dangerous behaviour should be referred immediately.
At Lunchtime, Mrs Vale, will be the point of contact for behaviour problems.
Mid Day staff must deal with poor behaviour immediately and refer incidents to Mrs Vale only if
behaviour has not improved.
Mrs Vale can be contacted by radio but should only be contacted if poor behaviour is serious
or dangerous. The Head / Deputy and Senior staff are available to support if needed.
When injury has occurred through poor behaviour, the Head should be informed by Mrs Vale
or staff on duty. She will arrange for the injured child’s parents to be informed and take
responsibility for the punishment of the offending child.
Supervision to ensure safety at lunchtime is one of the prime functions of Lunchtime staff.
They must deal with incidents as and when they happen and must not leave the management
of incidents and follow up to teaching staff, although they are always available to help.
USE OF RESTRAINT
See policy on restraint and use of Physical force.
Roles and responsibilities.
(Teachers, teaching assistants, support staff, Mid day staff, students, and visitors)
Adults in school should:
Ensure high standards of good behaviour throughout the school and ensure that all incidents of
poor behaviour are addressed immediately and referred to more senior staff if required.
Have high expectations of pupil behaviour and share these regularly through the curriculum
with all pupils.
Ensure that pupils are treated with respect, fairness and consistency
Help to support children who have challenging behaviour through positive strategies
Maintain high levels of safety including personal safety.
Liaise with SENCO/ Senior staff to find strategies to help a child with behaviour problems to
Reward and celebrate good behavior
Inform parents of good and poor behaviour informally and through school reporting systems
Refer any incidents of poor behaviour requiring additional support to senior staff without
The Head Teacher
The head is required to:
Implement the school policy consistently
Report to the Governors on the effectiveness of this policy through HT reports at least
Ensure the Heath and Safety and welfare of all who work, learn and visit Lakeside School
Take the appropriate action to remove the causes and offenders who disturb the good
behaviour and order of the school including exclusion when all school resources have been
exhausted or when the presence of a child presents an unacceptable danger to others.
Liaise with parents, professionals and other agencies as required
To implement LA policies and procedures.
Adults who are abusive or aggressive to members of the staff, will receive a written warning and if
necessary LA legal services will be informed with a view to instigating legal proceedings.
Parents are required to accept the school behaviour and discipline policy and to support actions
taken to ensure the good order and safety of all who use Lakeside School.
The Governors are responsible for
Setting the general guidelines and policy on Behaviour and Discipline.
Monitoring the effectiveness of this policy by looking at records, talking to Head and staff and
through regular observations witnessing behaviour at first hand.
Following up and taking the appropriate action relating to complaints from Parents, Staff and
other users of the school.
Seeking advice from Head or LA
Reviewing the effectiveness of the policy each year and making amendments as
This policy should be reviewed annually by the Governors and should be read in conjunction
with Anti Bullying, Equal Opportunities, Race Equality, Child protection, Use of Restraint and
Physical force, and School Aims documents.
Monitoring of this policy
The effectiveness of this policy will be evaluated by Governors with reference to:
Visits to school
Discussion with staff and pupils on visits.
Monitoring records and incidents
Monitoring of complaints
Reports from Head teacher
Responses from Pupil and Parent surveys
This policy will be reviewed bi annually by the Standards Committee or sooner if there is a need to
Lakeside Primary School
Information for parents
At Lakeside School, we expect every child to behave well. We use the GOOD TO BE GREEN scheme in our
classrooms to support good behaviour in order to enhance learning.
The vast majority of our pupils are very well behaved, but sometimes they need support and guidance to make the right
choices about their behaviour. The Good to be Green scheme is a positive method to support the development of good
We want every child to develop the good learning needed to become a good learner, and do not want misbehaviour to
affect the learning or happiness of other children. The revised scheme is shared regularly with the children and provides
a consistent and positive means of encouraging self discipline and responsibility.
If you want to discuss the scheme, please contact me.
Our Good Behaviour Scheme
We are very proud of the high standards of behaviour at our school. The following information explains the system we
will use to reward good behaviour and the steps we will take when behaviour is not satisfactory.
We will use the Good to be Green Scheme to promote outstanding behaviour in all of our classrooms.
Each day the child will start with a green card and will be supported and encouraged to stay “Green”. Staff will tell the
children about the behaviour we want to see in our classrooms.
We want to see good behaviour that will help every child to be a good learner.
As long as a child is working well and behaving well in class they will stay on a green card. Children who stay on
green cards all week will be rewarded with an extra playtime on Friday afternoon.
If a child’s behaviour is affecting his / her work or the work of others, he/ she will receive a yellow warning card .The
child will be told how to improve his / her behaviour and given the opportunity and support to change his / her poor
When behaviour gets better the child can move back to a green card.
No more than two warning cards will be given in any lesson.
If a child gets a warning card they will lose some of the Friday reward playtime.
If behaviour still does not improve, a red card will be given.
A red card means that the child’s behaviour is not acceptable and he/ she will be moved out of class to enable other
children to learn.
If a child gets a red card, he/ she will be sent to the Key Stage Leader/ Deputy straight away, who will supervise the
child in their class until the next lesson.
The red card will stay in place for the rest of the day, but will be changed back to a green card at the start of the next
day – so that every child has a fresh start.
Teachers will keep a record of when a red card is issued and why.
If a child receives 2 red cards in any week they will have to go to see the Head.
If a child receives 3 or more red cards, parents will be asked to come in to discuss their child’s behaviour with Mrs
Children who receive a red card will not have a playtime on Friday afternoon.
Poor behaviour on the playground.
If children do not behave on the playground, they will be asked to stand out for part of the play time. If behaviour
continues to be unacceptable, the child will be sent in to the staff room and will be seen by the Key Stage Leader.
If behaviour continues to be unacceptable, they will see Mrs Vigus.
Bullying is not tolerated. Parents are asked to let us know immediately if they are concerned about possible bullying,
racism or unacceptable behaviour.
In accordance with our full behaviour policy, children who will not behave or do not respond to the support and
guidance of staff may be excluded for either a fixed term or permanently.
We expect children to listen respectfully to adults and other children and to follow all instructions.
Children are expected to work and play in a calm, ordered manner around school
Children are expected to work and play in a safe manner
Children are expected to work and play in a kind, caring manner with respect for all people.
Children must tell a grown up straight away if they are being hurt, or bullied by anyone in our school
We want parents to let us know if there are problems or if their child is unhappy.
We want every child to feel safe and happy at Lakeside School. If you have any worries or concerns, please let us
RED CARD RECORD
TO be kept up to date by teachers.
To be monitored by Head teacher every half term.
Date/ time Name What child did Loss of free time.