We are very proud of the behaviour of the children at our school. At George Tomlinson we recognise the outstanding behaviour and behaviour for learning of the children through the positive behaviour system called “Stay on Green”.
Stay on Green is a very visual system, with child friendly resources which allow our children 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- ‘Good to be Green’ is a means of promoting our high expectations of positive behaviour. If a child has had struggled during the day, they can start afresh the following day. Every day children start the day on Green and have the opportunity to make the right choices and be rewarded by moving up to Bronze, Silver and Gold cards. When children reach Gold they also receive a certificate.
Our children often display behaviours where they go out of their way to be a good friend, welcoming or helpful and this is an additional opportunity to be rewarded for very good behaviour by being awarded a Silver Award or a Gold Award.
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. If the behavior continues then a child will be given a Blue Warning card and then a Red Warning card.
Parents would be notified at the end of the day if a child has reached red.
Children are given every opportunity to put things right before any of these colours are given and there is continual encouragement to enable children to make the choice to “Stay on Green”. If children do go to any of these colours, we encourage them to get back to “green” as quickly as possible.