Behaviour and Rewards


Good behaviour is the foundation to effective learning and the emotional and social welfare of our children.

At the beginning of the school year, teachers and children in each class draw up their class charter, a list of rules they believe are essential to effective learning and efficient running of the class; these are displayed within each class. In addition to this there are a number of whole-school rules for different parts of the school e.g. dining hall, playground which are shared with the children and displayed around school. If rules are broken the following sanctions are used:

  • Verbal warning
  • Move to another part of the classroom / playground / hall / walking line
  • Miss part or all of playtime
  • Sent to see the Headteacher
  • Involvement of parents

Please see the school's Behaviour policy for more specific details for each class.

We emphasise strongly that it is the behaviour that is unacceptable NOT the child.

In each classroom there is an identical behaviour chart with a series of steps on it displaying the sanctions above. All of the children in the class start each day on the top green step. If a child does not follow one of the agreed rules they move down the behaviour chart. At the end of each week children who have not had their names moved on the behaviour chart will receive a special sticker from the class teacher. At the end of each term children who have not had their name moved on the behaviour chart during the whole term will receive a certificate and the Behaviour cup will be presented to one individual.

Children are regularly sent to see the Headteacher to show work that they have been doing. Children are given special stickers which show that they have seen the Headteacher.

All members of staff award stars, certificates, house points and stickers. We have a weekly Celebration Assembly when children who have been particularly kind, honest, sensible or hardworking talk about their work to the rest of the school, and are praised and awarded a merit sticker.

At the end of each term courtesy badges are awarded to two children from each class, one chosen by the children and the other by the adults working in the class. From these children the whole staff decides the child who they feel has been particularly helpful and courteous. The child is awarded the courtesy cup, which they keep at home for a term.

An Achievement Award is given termly. The class teacher nominates one child who has achieved a great deal during the term. A shield is given to the child who is considered to have achieved the most during the term.

A Sports Trophy is given termly to a child who has demonstrated sportsmanship in a particular sporting activity.

A Music Trophy is given termly to a child who has participated particularly well within music, which could be within class, a club or an individual instrument

A Governor Award is presented annually to one of the Year 6 children who the school feel have epitomised the values of the school throughout their time at St Peter’s.

In Summer 2015 a new 'Growth Mindset' award was presented for the first time.  Each class teacher nominated one child who had consistently demonstrated a growth mindset to their learning and they were all presented with a 'brain' badge.  One child was then presented with the new cup.  This will now be presented at the end of every seasonal term.

Badges and certificates are awarded each half term for any child who has had 100% attendance.

We ask all parents to sign, to state that they will support the policy, before sending their child to the school; this constitutes part of the Home/School Agreement.


When children enter our school they are placed into one of three Houses; Calverley, Dunorlan or Grove. During the week children collect House points for their House for everything from being polite to good work. House Captains, a Year 6 boy and girl, are elected by their House and collect the points on a Friday morning. In our assembly the total is revealed and the House Cup is presented to the winning House Captains for that week. A running total is kept and at the end of each term the winning House is able to choose a reward for them, for example a longer playtime or a games afternoon.


The Houses come together once a term for a House assembly which is led by the Captains.