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Good Behaviour Policy






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At South Wonston Primary School we believe that the promotion of good behaviour, the development of self-respect and respect for others is a vital part of a child’s education. We aim to encourage positive behaviour through praise and reward. We hope to provide a clear and consistent framework for managing behaviour within the school. It helps children to understand that they have responsibility to manage their own behaviour and accept the consequences of poor choices.


We aim to promote good behaviour:

  • By respecting the views, rights, beliefs and values of the individual
  • By fostering and promoting good relationships and a sense of belonging to the class/school community
  • By encouraging responsibility for the care of our school environment
  • By offering equal opportunities and recognising the importance of different values, traditions and cultures
  • By being kind, polite, thoughtful and helpful
  • By encouraging good behaviour through positive reinforcement.
  • By matching curriculum and teaching methods to children’s needs and having high expectations of their work.
  • Providing support mechanisms for those children who find consistent good behaviour difficult to achieve, as well as for any child who may be made unhappy by another child’s unacceptable behaviour.


These aims are embodied in The South Wonston School Charter. We expect children to conform to the School Charter


South Wonston School Charter

  • Always try your best
  • Be kind caring and helpful to others
  • Look after everything at school
  • Show good manners
  • Stay safe
  • Tell an adult if you are unhappy.


The School Charter will be displayed in every class   (See Appendix 1)


The class teacher will review the School Charter with their class at the beginning of each academic year, outlining the schools’ expectations for behaviour at all times during the school day.


We believe that the best results, in terms of promoting good behaviour, arise from emphasising potential, giving praise both for effort and achievement, rather than focusing on failures or shortcomings and rewarding successes.

We have a core set of rewards which will be used by all staff but these will be supplemented by systems that work for individual classes or children.


We encourage patterns of good behaviour in the following way:

  • Smiles and focused verbal praise
  • In YR/KS1  - Smiley /Sad face system
  • In KS2 – Warnings  / Reflection time
  • House points to recognise achievement and progress in their work
  • Whole class rewards eg Marbles in a jar
  • Using good behaviour as a positive example
  • Showing their work to another member of staff
  • Headteacher’s stickers/award


Managing Undesirable Behaviour

At South Wonston Primary School our management of behaviour focuses on positive behavioural strategies and encouraging children to reach the highest possible standards according to the individual needs of each and every child. There are occasions when children fail to follow our expectations and do not follow the code correctly. On these occasions the ‘Consequences’ procedure will be used.


FS/KS1.  Each class will have a board in the classroom separated into two columns with all the children’s names on.  All children begin each day on J and move to L with step 3. 


  1. Verbal warning
  2. Second verbal warning
  3. Name moved to L on board.
  4. Time out (1 minute) in classroom immediately.  
  5. Further occurrence Time out (1 minute) during next breaktime for reflection time with the School Charter. 
  6. AHT intervention.  Recorded on CPOMS and parents are called. 


Where a child works hard to make the right choices and improves their behaviour with a lesson or a day their name can be moved back to the smiley face in acknowledgement of this.




  1. Warning
  2. Second warning
  3. Time out (10 minutes). Reflection sheet completed outside classroom
  4. Time out (10 minutes).  Reflection sheet completed in another class.  Parents informed via slip home.
  5. DHT intervention.  Recorded on CPOMS and parents are called. 


*If a child receives 3 time out reflection packs (cumulatively) their parents will be asked to come into school to discuss their behaviour with the class teacher. 


These consequences are recorded on a weekly sheet which is displayed in the classroom.


See Appendix 2


When a child makes a poor ‘behaviour choice’ consequences must be used fairly and consistently. It is important that the child understands that the staff member is disapproving of the action and not the child.


Severe Misconduct

The school has a zero tolerance approach to the following types of behaviour:


  • Causing physical injury to another person
  • Using threatening behaviour
  • Total refusal to follow instructions and do what is asked
  • Theft or damage to property – please note if a child deliberately damages school property, the headteachers may ask the paretns to pay for the damage caused.
  • Discrimination eg racial, homophobic, cultural  


The child will immediately lose their next playtime and their parents will be telephoned by the class teacher.


Responses to severe misconduct

  • The child will be asked to explain reasons for their actions and asked to write a letter of apology (if appropriate)
  • Time out supervised by Head, Deputy or assistant Head (where appropriate)
  • A child who continues to display inappropriate behaviour over a period of time will be placed on an internal behaviour card for one week and their parents informed.  At the end of a week on a behaviour card the child’s behaviour will be reviewed by the class teacher to decide if further monitoring of their behaviour is required.


Whilst inclusion is the overriding aim, children will be excluded from school if appropriate following procedures established by the DFE and Local Authority.



Behaviour will be closely monitored by the SENCO so that children who consistently demonstrate poor behaviour are identified and, where appropriate, an ISP (Individual Support Plan) for behaviour will be considered. Where a plan for behaviour is devised, we would expect to see improvements to behaviour within the term. If improvements are not evident, the SENCO will consider referring to other agencies which include the behaviour support team.


Behaviour at lunchtimes

The Good Behaviour policy will be followed consistently by all members of the school community at all times during the day.


At South Wonston we expect high standards of behaviour from all the children at lunchtimes and expect them to treat lunchtime supervisors in the same manner in which they would treat teaching staff.


Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants led by the Senior lunchtime supervisor also follow the School Charter. We believe it is important for the children to see teachers and lunchtime staff to be working together to ensure consistency across the whole school day. At lunchtimes children are still given verbal warnings and time out. Time Lunchtime supervisors will inform the class teacher about behaviour incidents at the end of lunchtime.


The Senior Lunchtime Supervisor may remove a child from the playground and involve a member of the Senior Leadership team if the behaviour involves


  • Physical violence towards another person.
  • Bullying
  • Discrimination  eg racial, homophobic


Whole School Certificates

Each week two Celebration Certificates will be given out per class in an assembly for:

  •  academic achievement in a specific area
  •  demonstrating a school value


These certificates are displayed on the Celebrating Success display board in the main entrance outside the Headteacher’s office.


Marbles in a jar

The children in each class work towards collecting marbles for their jar. The marbles are awarded by the class teacher for whole class achievements. When 15 marbles are collected the class are awarded an afternoon of celebration time. The children in the class decide the focus for the celebration time eg watching a film, a sports afternoon etc.


Strategies to support the development of good behaviour

Circle Time, assemblies, role play and other drama techniques can be used to help children understand the impact of unacceptable behaviours.  Regular use of these strategies is an effective way of sharing information and provides a forum for discussing important issues such as equal rights, relationships, justice and acceptable behaviour.


Parental Involvement

As part of the ethos of the school parents are kept fully informed of the life of their child at South Wonston.  This is achieved through regular meetings and the child’s annual end of year report.  Where particular incidents of concern occur, involving unacceptable behaviour parents of all the children concerned will be informed. 


Policy Approved by Governors 29/11/17

Due for review: November 2020