Recognising Effort, Valuing Learning and Encouraging Good Behaviour at Crofton Anne Dale Federation
General Behaviour Expectations and Recognition
The primary aim of our ‘Good to be Green’ approach is to recognise and value children who are consistently well behaved.
We expect our children to be polite, well behaved, listen and learn and allow others to do so. We expect them to play well together or alongside others respecting the rights of others to feel safe and happy. We expect them to listen to and respect ALL adults in our school community, other children and parents/visitors. We do not therefore routinely offer rewards for such behaviour but want the children to know how much we value it, therefore, a regular special afternoon on ‘Green Day’ takes place when all children who have met these expectations engage in a fun activity of their choice.
- Each day the children can earn two points by remaining on green all day.
- All children will have a named peg attached to the green frog in their classroom. Children who demonstrate the expected behaviour and conduct will remain on the green frog and earn two behaviour points for that day.
- Children who continue to disrupt their own learning or that of others after a verbal warning will be spoken to quietly by the class teacher and their name peg will be moved to the ‘thinking bubble’. They will only earn one behaviour point that day but their name peg will be placed back on the Green frog as soon as their behaviour returns to meeting expectations.
- Children who continue to be disruptive, or demonstrate more serious misconduct, will be told by the teacher that their name peg cannot be returned to the Green frog and they will not earn any behaviour points that day.
- It is really important to use the language of earning points not losing them.
These points enable participation in a reward afternoon, which will be known as ‘Green Day’, on a three-week cycle in the infant school and four-week cycle at the junior school.
The activity for ‘Green Day’ afternoon will be selected from a menu provided at the beginning of the cycle so that children know what they are working towards, the menu will be reviewed on a regular basis to keep it fresh and popular. Children will need to earn at least 25 points over a three-week period (out of a possible 30) in the infant school and 35 (out of a possible 40) in the junior school in order to earn the reward. At the infant school if a child earns 20-25 points they will miss the first thirty minutes.
- Class teachers are expected to keep a record of children who are earning points every day and those who may not be on track. There will be no public display of points earned.
- Class teachers should have a quiet conversation with any child not on track to earn the required number of points and work with them to support them in making necessary changes to bring them back on track.
If a child has a particularly good day on a different day they are able to earn an additional point awarded by the class teacher by being moved to the ‘golden lily pad’. This means that a child would be able to work their way back to achieving green day if they tried to.
Those who do not earn enough points for Green Day will instead take part in a speaking and listening session, exploring behaviour expectations, reasons why Green Day has been missed and our PATHS curriculum, led by a senior member of staff. In cases where a child is consistently missing green day or other issues are having an impact alternative arrangements will be put in place.
In cases of serious misconduct, the child may be sent to a senior member of staff (head of school, executive head or year leader in their absence) who will decide on the next course of action. If necessary further sanctions will be issued, this may be in the form of detention or internal/external exclusion.
Infant School Green Day Dates: