Pupils have a home/school report that is completed throughout the day by the class staff team. A pupil can receive a maximum of 26 points each day relating to their learning, safety and individual behaviour target. The pupil takes the report home at the end of the day and the expectation is that the report is returned, signed by parent/carer the following day. The pupil’s points are then recorded on their school ‘bank’ account. When pupils have 200 points or more can visit the department shop to exchange their points for an item of their choosing. Pupils can also exchange their points for other activities such as film afternoons.
We have three key rules – to be safe, to listen to our adults and to be respectful. Consequences for not following these rules include missing out on choosing time or play time, writing and delivering an apology to those hurt or upset by the pupil’s behaviour and loss of points. Pupils lose points from their account if they cause damage to the class or department.
At the end of each morning and afternoon some time is allocated for pupils to either complete any outstanding work or have some choosing time if they have completed all of their work.
Pupils earn SEAL stars for demonstrating SEAL Values. These are put up on their individual SEAL charts. Adults are specific about what the pupil has done to receive the SEAL star referring to the values. Once a pupil has completed their chart they receive a certificate in Assembly and are celebrated by the department.
Class teams work together to earn team points. Once a class has 10 points they decide on a reward as a group.
Reward trips are arranged to celebrate pupils who have engaged well with their learning, followed instructions, behaved safely and have shown respect to others.
If a pupil needs to be physically held, the parent/carer is informed on the home/school report. Holds are written up on ARBOR. Pupils who have been held stay inside for timeout for the subsequent 2 playtimes and are not able to join off site activities until they have demonstrated their ability to follow instructions, show respect and be safe.