Good to be Green Behaviour Policy – A Guide for Parents
Our ethos is to notice good behaviour and give attention to children making the right choices. This is very effective in encouraging children whose inclination might be to misbehave, to be noticed for doing the right thing! We have a very positive attitude towards discipline. We have a positive attitude towards discipline at Bodnant Community School, awarding children individual, class or whole school rewards for great effort and attitude.
In the Foundation Phase, children who have been on green all week will receive a stamp on a Friday afternoon. Please take time to talk to your children praising them for their efforts. If you child does not come home with a green stamp please ask them to reflect why they have not been able to stay on green all week. Every child in key stage 2 has a signature card and once they have gained 12 signatures they will receive a certificate of appreciation during assembly. There are five certificates to achieve throughout the year, bronze, silver, gold, ruby and diamond.
Each class can also work towards their class reward points; this may include walking back from assembly in silence, behaving on a school trip etc. When a class achieves 50 Rewards Points they have a class reward party or a cinema afternoon. These are treasured rewards that encourage children to behave well.
Good to be Green Behaviour Scheme
The ‘Good to be Green scheme is an effective way of promoting positive behaviour, rewarding those pupils who consistently behave appropriately, and is a means of being able to track those pupils who find it harder to meet the school’s expected behaviour code.
The scheme is very visual, with child friendly resources which allow our pupils to easily see how they are doing in class. We believe that it is important to promote a positive message regarding behaviour management at all times and ‘Good to be Green’ is a means of promoting our high expectations of positive behaviour. If a child has had a bad day, they can start afresh the following day. Every child starts their day on a positive note with a green card displayed in their pocket of the Class Chart. The card says- ‘It’s Good to be Green!’ and the children soon learn to associate being on Green with a feeling of having done the right thing.
If, during the day, in lessons, or at break times, a child has to be warned of inappropriate behaviour, or has broken a school rule, then a yellow warning card will be displayed over the top of the Green card. The warning gives the child the opportunity to reflect, consider and review their behaviour during the two minutes they miss off playtime.
Sometimes, just the threat of moving a child onto a Red Consequence Card is enough to encourage them to behave appropriately. However, if necessary, the child’s yellow warning card will be moved to the back of the pocket and the red consequence card will be displayed. Persistent inappropriate behaviour would equate to a red card which would then have a consequence of loss of a whole playtime, where they would spend time with an adult discussing and reflecting on their actions and considering future behaviour.
Teachers and staff respond to inappropriate behaviour using the ‘Good to be Green’ scheme. The table below gives examples of some kinds of behaviour which are levelled according to ‘severity’.