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Rewards and Sanction Policy
Joseph & St Theresa Catholic Primary School
 
Rewards & Sanctions Policy
 
Staff encourage the highest standards in collective and self discipline. The ethos of the School and the planning of the broad curriculum, promote the attitudes and values necessary for individual children to contribute positively to their own personal development and to that of the School. These attitudes and values are further encouraged through a system of rewards and sanctions. It is noted that a lack of or poor discipline is often the result of problems within the family unit or the lack of social skills.
 
GENERAL MANAGEMENT
  • all pupils have a right to work in a calm, supportive and purposeful atmosphere.
 
  • all pupils have the right to come to school without the fear of being bullied - see 'Anti-bullying' policy.
 
  • guidelines are discussed at the beginning of each school year outlining expected classroom behaviour, with reasons. These rules prepare pupils for their eventual position in a place of work where procedures have to be followed.
 
  • the School Council with pupil representatives, helps to give the pupils a sense of involvement and citizenship.
 
  • The school Forum with representatives from Key Stage 2 helps to address social interaction and anti-bullying issues
 
  • Pupils normally sit at the same place each lesson within a structured, working group. This helps to provide a safe, disciplined environment.
 
  • Class lists and details of pupils with special educational needs are available for cover/supply teachers to quickly identify and resolve problem areas see VIP box for extra information.
 
  • Staff regularly meet to discuss/share problems that they have with specific pupils, information about the pupils and strategies for dealing with the specific problem/individual.
 
 
THE CLASS TEACHER
The class teacher has prime responsibility for pastoral care.  This includes:
 
  • giving rewards and sanctions.
  • watching out for children who are behaving out of character.
  • looking for signs of distress and upset.
  • through talking and listening to children, suspected occurrences of non-accidental injury or child abuse can be picked up and reported to the Headteacher for further investigation.
 
 
REWARDS
Rewards are a very powerful tool for teachers to use.  The general practice of classroom management involves many rewards being given to children on a daily basis. These include:
 
  • Verbal praise, written remarks about good work, stickers, sending children to a nearest teacher or the Head/Deputy for praise.
  • House points, sparkle box tickets, certificates are given to children in recognition of outstanding work or behaviour.
  • Golden time rewards the children for effort and behaviour
  • Reports which are also seen as a vehicle for constructive criticism and praise.
  • Star of the week award for Behaviour & Manners- one child from each class chosen to receive award in whole school assembly. Recipients names to be displayed on role of honour board.
  • Children being entered into ‘Congratulations Book’ half termly and parents to receive letter.
  • Weekly Lunchtime Award child per class chosen by lunchtime supervisors
 
 
SANCTIONS
If a child is performing or behaving badly, e.g. bullying or disrupting the education of his/her peers, then the Headteacher will be informed and the following disciplinary steps will be taken:
 
1.         The child will be warned officially to stop offending and a suitable punishment/ strategy will be employed, e.g.
 
Step 1 Teacher
  • talking the matter over with the child.
  • talking to other teachers and pupils.
  • talking to parents.
  • moving the pupil to another seat to facilitate learning/good behaviour.
  • work 'avoided' can be done up at break or lunch time under direct supervision of the Teacher or TA.
  • Rude or attempted disruptive behaviour may result in child to be sent to Key Stage Manager to work for a 10 min period (re occurrence within a short time parents to be asked to come into school)
  • Persistent offenders may be excluded from extra curricular activities
  • In the case of Year 6 may result  in suspension of ‘prefect’ role
  • Lunchtime detention (max 10 mins) within individual classrooms. Discretionary teacher comment in Reading Record depending on reason for detention.
 
Step 2 Key Stage Manager
  • Teacher to refer pupil to Key Stage Manager
 
Step 3 Deputy Headteacher
Step 4 Head Teacher
 
In extreme circumstances persistent or extreme behaviour may result in:
 
2.         Fixed period (one or two days) exclusion. In all cases of exclusion the parents/guardians will be asked to bring their son/daughter to discuss the terms of re admittance with the Headteacher.
 
3.         Exclusion for fixed period (up to five days) or an indefinite period.
 
4.         Permanent exclusion
N.B. In the cases of bullying, racist or sexist behaviour see the relevant policies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lunchtime Sanctions
Step 1   Lunchtime Supervisor
  • Pupils given gentle word followed by verbal warning
  • ‘Cool down’ time on a bench
  • ‘Time out’
 
Step 2   1stReport
  • 3 ‘Time Outs’ in a week reported to Senior Supervisor child meets with Key Stage Manager (KS1 Mrs Windsor, KS2 Mrs Johnston)
 
Step 3   2ndReport  Deputy Head Teacher
  • 3 more ‘Time Outs’ in a consecutive week - meet with parents
 
Step 4  Lunchtime exclusion  Head Teacher
  • Child may be  sent home at  lunchtime  
 
Break time Sanctions
Step 1   Staff on Playground duty
  • Pupils given gentle word followed by verbal warning
  • ‘Cool down’ time on a bench
  • ‘Time out’
 
Step 2   1stReport
  • 3 ‘Time Outs’ in a week child meets with Key Stage Manager (KS1 Mrs Windsor, KS2 Mrs Johnston)
 
Step 3  Break time exclusion
  • Child may be kept in at  break time - parents informed via Reading Record
 
Step 4   2ndReport
  • 3 more ‘Time Outs’ in a consecutive week - meet with parents
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
St Joseph & St Theresa Catholic Primary School Sanctions
 
 


 
 
Step 4 Head Teacher
 
In extreme circumstances persistent or extreme behaviour may result in:
 
2.         Fixed period (one or two days) exclusion. In all cases of exclusion the parents/guardians will be asked to bring their son/daughter to discuss the terms of re admittance with the Headteacher.
 
3.         Exclusion for fixed period (up to five days) or an indefinite period.
 
4.         Permanent exclusion
 

 
 
 

                                                                                                                                         
 
 
 
 
 
 




Step 3 Deputy Headteacher
 


                                                                                                                                        


         
   
 
 
Step 2 Key Stage Manager
  • Teacher to refer pupil to Key Stage Manager
 
   
 
 
Step 1 Teacher
  • talking the matter over with the child.
  • talking to other teachers and pupils.
  • talking to parents.
  • moving the pupil to another seat to facilitate learning/good behaviour.
  • work 'avoided' can be done up at break or lunch time under direct supervision of the Teacher or TA.
  • Rude or attempted disruptive behaviour may result in child to be sent to Key Stage Manager to work for a 10 min period (re occurrence within a short time parents to be asked to come into school)
  • Persistent offenders may be excluded from extra curricular activities
  • In the case of Year 6 may result  in suspension of ‘prefect’ role
  • Lunchtime detention (max 10 mins) within individual classrooms. Teacher may inform parents via Reading Record

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                                                                                                                                                                          
 
 
St Joseph & St Theresa Catholic Primary School LUNCHTIME Sanctions
 
Text Box: Step 4  Head Teacher    Lunchtime exclusion
•	Child may be sent home  at  lunchtime
 
 


           
   
 
 
Step 3   Deputy Head  2ndReport  
  • 3 more ‘Time Outs’ in a consecutive week - meet with parents
 
   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                                                                                                                                                           


       
 
Step 2   1stReport
  • 3 ‘Time Outs’ reported to Senior Supervisor in a week child meets with Key Stage Manager (KS1 Mrs Windsor, KS2 Mrs Johnston)
 
   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
Step 1   Lunchtime Supervisor
  • Pupils given gentle word followed by verbal warning
  • ‘Cool down’ time on a bench
  • ‘Time out’

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

St Joseph & St Theresa Catholic Primary School BREAKTIME Sanctions
 
 


               
 
Step 4   2ndReport
  • 3 more ‘Time Outs’ in a consecutive week - meet with parents
 
   
 
 
Step 3   Break time exclusion
  • Child may be kept in at break time parents informed via Reading Record
 
   
 
   
Step 2   1stReport
  • 3 ‘Time Outs’ in a week child meets with Key Stage Manager (KS1 Mrs Windsor, KS2 Mrs Johnston)