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.

Key Stage 1 Rules

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 have time out for no more than 10 minutes (age appropriate) at the “Time out” table in the classroom. A detention of 5 minutes will be given at break time, supervised by a member of staff from the phase. This will be recorded on the sims behaviour package.

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 for 15 minutes “time out”. The detention time will be extended from five to ten minutes of the break time. This will be supervised by a member of staff from the phase. Parents are informed their child has reached this stage by letter from the class teacher.

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, the date, time and reason is written on the back of the card they go to the year group leader for 15 minutes “time out”. The detention time will be extended from ten to fifteen minutes at break time. Again, this will be supervised by a member of staff from the phase. Parents are informed their child has reached this stage by letter from the Year Leader.

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

If another school rule is broken they go to the Head teacher, Deputy Head Teacher or Assistant Head Teachers who arrange an internal exclusion for the remainder of the school day. This may be with Leadership Team or Learning Mentors. Parents are informed their child has reached this stage by letter and an appointment is made to see a member of LT. Possible behaviour intervention may be implemented.

Rewards – BEST

The children are rewarded using a system called BEST. If a child remains on a green card all day, they will receive a BEST point. These will be recorded individually on the ‘golden best ticket’ kept in their assertive discipline pouch and on a class chart. 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.

The headteacher and deputy headteacher will also have BEST stamps and will reward children if they see them aiming for their BEST.

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 and 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.