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Behaviour Policy

Moorhouse Primary School Behaviour Policy 2020-2021




  • A clear set of rights and responsibilities consistently used throughout the school.
  • For all pupils to develop independence, self-discipline and responsibility towards themselves and others.
  • To work with families and professionals to support the development of positive behaviour.
  • To identify and support at the earliest opportunity pupils who need additional support in managing their behaviour.
  • Children who have SEND may require specific programs to support their behaviour and will have a separate plan shared with staff and parents.

Role of parent


We wish to work in partnership with parents/carers/ families to promote positive, respectful behaviour.  We ask that parents support the school in this and parents and carers have committed to this when signing the home school agreement and no fighting policy. Parents are always welcome in school to discuss behaviour issues. 


Role of Pupil


To respect the whole school community and to always be the best they can be.  To follow the school’s behaviour for learning rules always. To collect house points and strive to achieve their targets.





All Moorhouse Primary School staff have the responsibility for ensuring a consistent approach to the management of behaviour throughout the school by:


  • Being excellent role models
  • Catching children being good
  • Applying the schools systems of rewards and sanctions with fairness and consistency
  • Ensuring that lessons are planned at the appropriate level for pupils’ abilities
  • Using set scripts: fantastic walking,  show me five,  quiet hands, make the right choice etc
  • Showing vigilance and proactive action whilst on playground duty


Each child starts afresh after every morning and afternoon. All adults in school have high expectations of behaviour from all pupils at all times.


Miss Bullock has responsibility for behaviour throughout the school. The behaviour team consists of Miss Bullock, Mrs Milnes and Mrs Howard.


Continuing professional development


At Moorhouse, we ensure behaviour is a high priority as follows:


  • Behaviour on agenda at all team meetings
  • All classroom based staff trained in Team Teach positive handling
  • Rolling programme of training in Webster Stratton / Dinosaur School
  • Rainbow Room staff trained in delivering small group interventions
  • Regular whole staff meetings on behaviour and updates on individual pupils having additional support
  • Staff sharing information and concerns on CPOMs
  • Contacting parents / carers with concerns.


School Systems for promoting positive behaviour


  • Behaviour for learning rules displayed in all learning areas
  • Class charter (worded in positive language), agreed by pupils
  • Regular verbal praise and reinforcement of positive behaviour throughout the school (using agreed script)
  • Calm music at lunchtime
  • Smiles!
  • Stickers
  • Class Dojos
  • Certificates in star assembly (behaviour and learning)
  • Special Headteacher certificate weekly with parents being invited to afternoon tea with Headteacher and child
  • Francis the Frog friendship reward with Fred the Ted and Fleur the Bear
  • Good news post card sent home
  • House points
  • Appointment of class monitors, Playground Pals
  • Sent to Head teacher or other member of Senior Management Team  for  excellent work / behaviour
  • Weekly golden time if not on tracker including time in Rainbow Room
  • House point winners treat termly


Sanctions (Hierarchical)


    • ‘The look’
    • Quiet reminder of rule
    • W on tracker / black on chart - reminder of rule and consequence - language of choice. Incomplete work to be finished at playtimes - supervised by class teacher/TA
    • 1 on tracker / amber on chart - time out in own classroom.  A small area set up for this in each classroom. Visual / written stimulus of positive behaviour. Sand timer if appropriate. Reflection forms to be completed.
    • 2 on tracker / red on chart - time out in another classroom, an adult to accompany the pupil with set work and give a brief explanation to the class teacher / TA before returning to class.
    • 3 on tracker / beyond red - child sent to Headteacher or a member of SLT, who will decide a sanction i.e removal of privileges
    • Phone call or letter home (behaviour letter 1 and 2 to be attached to CPOMs)
    • Parents invited in to discuss behaviour
    • Fixed term exclusion
    • Permanent exclusion


More serious behaviour


  • Aggressive behaviour, particularly at playtimes and lunchtimes, will result in the child missing their next playtime or lunchtime play and will be supervised in the reflection room(s). The pupil may be asked to help with jobs, such as tidying playtime equipment. Pupils may be asked to leave clubs if the Headteacher deems the behaviour serious.
  • Bullying, aggression, racist or homophobic incidents, serious incidents, criminal behaviour could result in fixed term or permanent exclusion without previous sanctions.




All classes have a behaviour tracker (Appendix B). This is to record any incidents of poor behaviour, so that any patterns can be used to:


  • Support the child further in a tailored behaviour program
  • Inform parents
  • Inform outside agencies
  • Inform senior management in their monitoring and support of behaviour


Serious or persistent poor behaviour will be recorded on CPOMs.


Moorhouse Primary School Behaviour Tracker



Week beginning:________________ Year Group:_______ Teacher:______________


**Before using the tracker, have you given the child a non-verbal and verbal reminder of the rules and a chance to make the right choice?


Black = W


Amber = 1

5 mins time out in own class

Red = 2

5 mins time out in next class

Above red = 3

Headteacher/Senior member of staff


  Name Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1   W 1 2 3  W 1 2 3 W 1 2 3 W 1 2 3 W 1 2 3
2   W 1 2 3 W 1 2 3 W 1 2 3 W 1 2 3 W 1 2 3


The House System Moorhouse Primary School


Working together to create a happy learning environment



This system aims to encourage a real sense of pride and achievement for the children. It fosters community spirit and gives the children an opportunity to contribute to something bigger, which involves children from all year groups. The older children are positive role models and take on a pastoral role for the younger children.



Allocation of Houses

Children are grouped into four House Teams: Pennine, Pioneer, Weaver and Beal.

Children shall be allocated a house when they start Reception or when they join the school at a later stage. Every child and member of staff is given one of these Houses to support. Each child is placed in a House on entry to Reception and remains a member of this team throughout their time at the school.


Teaching and non-teaching staff also belong to a House, with the exception of

The Headteacher, and they encourage and support the children in positive team building through the House system.



Awarding House Points


Any member of staff can award House Points to any child, at any time and for any reason if they are “caught being good”.


House Points can be awarded by all staff to children for following the Behaviour for Learning rules.


Recording House Points


The points for each house should also be clearly displayed on the classroom wall so that Year 6 can collect them and pupils and visitors can see them. They will be collected on a Thursday, totaled up and announced in assembly on Friday.


A special treat (to be decided by staff and School Council) will be awarded half termly.



Behaviour for Learning rules


1. Be ready for learning

2. Listen carefully

3. Follow instructions

4. Wear our school uniform

5. Be respectful and kind to the whole school community

6. Fantastic walking in the school building

7. Respect the school environment