Behaviour at Ferndale Primary School

Sanctions for Poor Behaviour

We use a colour system, where children receive a yellow, orange or red card depending on the behaviour demonstrated. We have worked on a list of behaviours and an agreed sanction, this will ensure that there is a consistent approach across the school. (see document below)

Cards are given out by all members of staff; class teachers,
learning support staff, lunchtime supervisors etc. Cards are
recorded on a class chart and have the following sanctions.

10 Yellow cards  Reflection
2 Orange cards  Reflection
1 Red card          Reflection

Agreed Cards

Starting Again

Children have many chances to put things right. Each half term is a fresh start and all yellow and orange cards are cleared. Each term is a fresh start for the termly prize, so a yellow card in Autumn does not mean they cannot gain the
reward in Spring. The yearly prize is very special and is only for children with no cards.

Low Level Disruption

By receiving a yellow card in a week a child will not receive a raffle ticket to go into the prize draw, although they can achieve this the following week. These cards also accumulate over half a term and can result in reflection.

What is Reflection?

Reflection lasts for one day and the child will miss their playtimes, including lunchtime. They will spend their time in a supervised room, where they will have time to reflect on their actions and work though how they could have made better choices. They will complete a range of activities appropriate to their age.

A letter explaining why the child is in reflection will be sent home for your information and staff will be happy to discuss the behavior on a one to one basis if requested. Please send back the confirmation slip, letting us know that you have received this information.

A meeting with parents may be requested if a child is in reflection a number of times or if there are further concerns regarding their behaviour.

Named Staff

If you wish to discuss your child’s behaviour the class teacher should be the first port of call. If you wish to speak to a member of the senior management team, the phase leaders named below will be happy to speak to you:

Reception to Year 1 : Mrs F. Langford
Year 2 to Year 4 : Mr J. Martin
Year 5 to Year 6  :  Miss C. Sykes
Should you have further concerns please contact:
Deputy Head Teacher: Mrs R. Sutton
Head Teacher: Mrs R. Gillett

Rewarding Positive Behaviour

We are trying hard to reward the good behaviour demonstrated by the vast majority of our children. House points are used throughout school, as are reward stickers and visits to members of the SLT .

By rewarding the good behaviour we hope to inspire children to continue their good attitude to school. Children who receive no cards each week will be given a raffle ticket. At the end of each week 3 winners will be drawn from each class and a prize will be given.

Children who receive no cards in a half term will have a ‘well done’ text sent to their parents. Children who receive no cards in a term will be rewarded with an ‘in school’ treat eg DVD, disco. Children who receive no cards all year will be rewarded with a trip.

Children with Specific Needs

Some of our children do have specific needs and require 1:1 support. If it is felt that this approach to behaviour management will not be meaningful to a particular child, then alternative strategies will be used as appropriate to your child.