This policy is reviewed annually.

Key Stage 2 Rewards and Sanctions Policy


  • To outline what rewards are available for children and when and how a reward can be used.
  • To outline what sanctions will be used depending on the severity of incident.



Praising students will raise their self-esteem, help them to learn to accept praise with good grace, enable them to appreciate their strengths, and recognise the success of others and help them to become positive members of society. Praise can be linked to work, effort, willingness, contribution, co-operation, teamwork, thoughtful actions towards and for others and personal achievement, and should be given when:

  • it is above the standard for that group ( form, year, key stage, school).
  • it is above the standard for that pu
  • it is of a consistently good standard – this one often gets


Types of reward include:

Positive comments in class and/or reinforcement at end of lesson;

  • Using the pupil journal effectively – this is a way of letting both teacher and parents kn
  • Positive referral – this can be to the pupil’s Teacher, Head of Year, Head of Key Stage, or Prin
  • A letter home to parent
  • Parents’ Evenings – use these as a means of praising where appropri
  • Key Stage or whole school assemblies where children are awarded certificates for outstanding personal achievements, either academically or socially, and are recorded in the students’ file as a permanent record of their achievements.


House Points:


House points are an excellent way of reading children and are a fair representation of effort and behaviour. The house point system is as follows:

  • Children are given house points as a reward for outstanding effort or behaviour. House points can be awarded for extra work, behaviour, class contributions, line behaviour and role models etc…
  • The children are rewarded additionally when they reach certain markers. When they children reach 20, 50, 100 and 200 points they are rewarded with a generous prize.



Golden Rules and Golden Time


The golden rules and Golden time are a fundamental duo! Together they provide a positive behaviour and sanctions system that couple with behaviour guidelines that are based on moral values. They are as follows:

  • We are gentle – We do not hurt others
  • We are kind and helpful – we do not hurt anybody’s feelings
  • We listen – We do not shout out
  • We are honest – We do not cover up the truth
  • We work hard – We do not waste our own or other’s time
  • We look after property – we do not waste or damage things


Golden time helps pupils achieve their full potential! Golden Time is a key stage 2 activity session to celebrate keeping the golden rules. Golden time activities are special activities that the pupils have chosen to do. With a consequence for their actions, pupils learn about the difference between positive behaviour and keeping the golden rules, and disruptive or unhelpful behaviour that stops everyone moving forward. Golden time boards are visible in all classrooms, pupils are given 2 warnings before missing 5 minutes of their golden time. Throughout the week, pupils can lose up to the full lesson of activities. Whilst pupils who have kept the golden rules enjoy their chosen activity, pupils missing time will sit with the head teacher and discuss the reasons for missing golden time.

Each half term key stage 2 will celebrate any pupils who have never missed golden time by having a film and popcorn afternoon.



The school has agreed standards of behaviour with pupils and parents because it believes that good and thoughtful behaviour is essential for effective learning. We seek to prepare pupils to take their place in society. Pupils do not always conform to these agreed standards and a system of sanctions is therefore required.

Sanctions can be linked to work, effort, behaviour and personal conduct and should be given when behaviour, work or effort is:

  • below the standard expected by the school.
  • below the standard of that pupil.
  • of a consistently poor standard.


We will try and avoid:

  • Negative comments – especially about the person
  • Punishing a whole group
  • Inconsistency and bias
  • Threatening and not carrying through those threats
  • Imposing excessive sanctions
  • Aggressive shouting
  • Put downs and sarcasm
  • Ridicule or humiliation
  • Causing intentional embarrassment


What sanctions can we use?

  • Make our disapproval clear – by a look, by talking to the student, by showing our disapproval in front of others.
  • Insisting that work is repeated/completed or that extra work is done.
  • Students should be moved in class if their present position is influencing their ability to learn or influencing the learning of others.
  • Using the pupil journal to record information which we wish to pass on to the form Teacher or parents.
  • Loss of Privileges e.g. Golden Time – if this is felt by the Head of Key Stage to be an appropriate sanction.
  • Meet with pupil and Head of Year to discuss conduct and agree the way forward.
  • Break-time detention.
  • Pupil referred to / Head of Year/ Head of Key Stage/ Principal.
  • Behaviour management contracts.
  • Red, and Yellow report cards.
  • Suspension.


Head of Year report

The Head of Year report card will be printed on yellow card and will last for one week. It will involve the child providing this document to each teacher on a daily basis. The teacher will then grade the child’s attitude and behaviour on a 1-5 scale; 1 being unacceptable and 5 being well behaved and good effort. Each day will be marked out 70 and any score less than 50 is deemed unacceptable; the total will be calculated at the end of each day. The Head of Year report will also go home to parents and will be signed by both the Head of Year and the parents on a daily basis. Once the child’s behaviour has been monitored for a week the Head of Key Stage will sign the child off report if he/she feels it necessary. The following are directions of use for the Head of Year contract.

  • It is the pupil’s responsibility to provide the teacher with this card at the start of every lesson.
  • It is also the responsibility of the pupil to ensure this card is preserved in its original state. Any damaged or lost cards will result in the child staying on report.
  • Staff are expected to fill in details for their lesson according to the 1-5 scale.
  • Head of Year is expected to sign and return back to child at the end of each day ready for the child to take home to be signed by parent.
  • Parents are expected to sign at the end of each day and the card is to be returned the next day.


Head of Year reports can be issued to pupils for the following reasons:

  • Repeated misbehaviour.
  • Following two lunchtime detentions.
  • Rudeness to members of staff.
  • Defying instructions.
  • Continuously disturbing other pupils and preventing them from doing their work.
  • Encouraging others to misbehave.
  • Repeatedly not doing homework.

Pupils will be expected to reflect on their behaviour and either discuss or write down how they feel about their actions. They may be asked to write a letter of apology if this is seen to be appropriate. The pupil may be referred for counselling with the positive behaviour office or psychologist.

If a child receives two Head of Year report cards for similar incidents of misbehaviour, then on the third incident, a Head of Key Stage report will be given.

Head of Key Stage Report

At this stage the Key Stage Head and parents of the pupil will be immediately involved. It will involve the behaviour of that child being closely monitored by the HOKS and they alone will be responsible for this. Parents will receive the report card and will be expected to sign it daily. If the offence is considered serious enough by the Key Stage Head an automatic HOKS report card could result in any of the stated consequences being implemented directly.

Serious offences include:

  • Physical aggression including fighting.
  • Violating or damaging school property.
  • Stealing.
  • Severe and persistent bullying (including Cyber bullying).
  • Racist/Religious remarks
  • Any behaviour which causes danger to the pupil or others
  • Serious physical or verbal abuse of pupils or staff


Two or more HOKS report cards may result in any of the following actions: exclusion from school trips and privileges; suspension from school to be spent at home; a decision taken by Senior Management about whether to permanently exclude that pupil.

At the end of the school year all cards will be filed in case of problems that arise in the future. However at the beginning of each New Year, pupils should feel that

any cards they have received are now in the past and they can make a fresh start.

At parents’ meetings, the cards may be shown to parents.

In KS2 each school day is a fresh start and children will be given the chance to redeem themselves from their poor behaviour in previous days.