A Guide to Behaviour and Rewards
At Swinefleet Primary School we believe it is vital that pupils behave well to create the best possible environment for learning and enjoyment. Praise is one of the most important behaviour systems that we use within school and we strongly believe in celebrating each others' efforts.
Below you can see the behaviour and reward system used within the school. These have been discussed and agreed with the children and are displayed throughout the school.
Each child chooses a Dojo Avatar for the year. Children can earn up to five Dojos a day for demonstrating the key learning behaviours we all need to learn effectively. They can also earn bonus Dojos for completing homework such as reading. Each half-term the children are given a target number to achieve and if they accomplish this are given a reward such as cooking treats, films and pyjama days. The children decide at the start of each half-term which treat they would like to aim for. If a child is absent they will still receive their daily five Dojos as we have high expectations and feel if they had been in school they would have collected the full five that day.
House teams help build a family atmosphere and the children work in these for special events, sports day and when collecting Swinefleet Tokens. Swinefleet Tokens are given out by all staff members for demonstrating the values expected in school such as empathy and by following the school absolutes.
The three teams (Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon) compete to earn the most tokens. Each week, the team who earns the most tokens will move up our school mountain. At the end of the year, the winning house team will be rewarded with a trip out to Summit. House teams not only include children but also staff members and Governors.
At our celebration assembly, we are able to celebrate each others' successes. Each week the teachers, in conjunction with support staff, choose a member of their class to be awarded a certificate.
Celebration Assembly is a very lively affair in our school and we encourage the children to get involved throughout including when nominating peers who have shown real kindness and deserve a leaf on our tree.
House token totals are shared during the assembly. The team with the most Swinefleet Tokens moves up our mountain.
Other certificates and awards such as Mathletics certificates, sporting certificates and even awards from outside of school are celebrated with all pupils and staff.
Behaviour Values are an important aspect of school life and were chosen by the children, parents and governors. Our School Absolutes are displayed around the school and everyone is expected to follow these.
If the children do not follow the School Absolutes and Behaviour Values then they are aware of the consequences in place. These act as a reminder and we are proud of our school behaviour.