School Discipline

At Holbrook Primary we expect pupils to demonstrate good behaviour for learning. To enable pupils to behave properly throughout the school day we have our BEST Reward system to recognise a positive attitude both in their work and behaviour . This is supported by a structured system of sanctions that link to our school rules.

Early Years and Year 1 Rules

Year 2 and Key Stage 2 Rules

Every day a pupil starts on a green card. Should the school rules be broken the following stages are followed

Stage 1 – Warning

If a child is behaving in an inappropriate manner, the following procedure occurs:

• They are reminded of the school rules.

• The child is asked which school rule they have broken.

• The child is reminded how they should behave.

• The pupil is given a warning.

Stage 2 – Orange

If the child continues to behave in an inappropriate manner and a school rule is broken they are reminded of the school rules for the 2nd time, the procedure outlined in stage 1 is followed. The pupil is given their second warning. They change their card from green to orange.

Stage 3 – Red

If another school rule is broken they are reminded of the school rules for the 3rd time, the procedure outlined in stage 1 is followed. The pupil changes their card from orange to red and they miss their play time or if after play time, go to lunch time detention. The pupil should complete a behaviour reflection sheet and this should be filed.

Stage 4 – Red Plus

If another school rule is broken they are reminded of the school rules for the 4th time, the procedure outlined in stage 1 is followed. Their card remains red, and they go to their partner class within their Year group for 15 minutes “time out”.

Parents will be informed that their child has reached this stage either face to face or a phone call by the class teacher, the teacher sanctioning, the Learning Mentor or the Deputy Head Teacher.

Monitoring and recording.

At the end of each day the behaviour of pupils that have had a card change will have this recorded onto the school’s behaviour monitoring package by the class teacher or teacher sanctioning action or a member of the year group team.

If a child persistently displays low level disruptive behaviour and consistently is given orange or red cards, parents will be made aware by either the class teacher, Learning Mentor or Deputy Head Teacher and a meeting organised. For some pupils it is necessary that a behaviour chart is put in place to support and reinforce expected behaviour at Holbrook. This is closely monitored by a senior member of staff until improvements are made.

Stage 5 – Red Plus Plus

If another school rule is broken they are reminded of the school rules for the 5th time. The procedure outlined in stage 1 is followed. Their card remains red and the pupil should go to the Deputy Head for appropriate “time out”. The incident will be recorded onto SIMS and also onto C-POMs by the Deputy Head.

Deputy Heads will inform parents their child has reached this stage by speaking to them at the end of the school day or by phone call.

Stage 6 – Internal Exclusion with Learning Mentors or Leadership Team.

If another school rule is broken they go to the Deputy Head teacher who can escalate to the Head teacher or if appropriate. The pupil should remain with the senior member of staff for what is deemed an appropriate amount of time dependent on the persistent disruptive behaviour and is classed as an internal exclusion. If appropriate, this may be extended to the following day or part of.

Parents are informed that their child has reached this stage and an appointment is made to see a member of SLT. Possible behaviour intervention may be implemented.

Rewards – BEST

The children are rewarded using a system called BEST. BEST points are given by members of staff and these will be recorded individually on their BEST card which is displayed in the classroom. BEST points can be collected by showing a positive attitude to school through behaviour and learning, following the school rules and the school vision. Any member of staff can give a BEST point at any point in the day.

Individual BEST points will be recognised and celebrated in the awards assembly and a badge will be awarded, recognising the consistent determination to succeed in both learning and behaviour through BEST.

BEST badge awards as well as sanctions are recorded onto the school’s SIMS Behaviour package so that Learning Mentors and members of the school’s Leadership Team can monitor behaviour in classes and of pupils. This allows the school to recognise classes showing extended good behaviour in assembly as well as supporting pupil’s meeting our high standards.

Our aim is for all pupils to be ambassadors of Holbrook Primary.

To find out more please read the School Behaviour Policy.