It is essential to promote, recognise and reward good behaviour and positive contributions. At Woodlands we recognise that encouragement and praise is central to our school ethos and we aim to celebrate achievement and success in all aspects of school life. There are many ways in which students can be rewarded, as outlined below.
|Engagement in Learning: Yellow||Part achieving all learning objectives for that lesson||All points can be banked for school trips or spend for vouchers||1 point|
|Engagement in Learning: Green||Achieving all learning objectives for that lesson.||2 points|
|Raffle Ticket||Demonstrating Woodlands’ values (Respect, Engage and Achieve) in and out of the classroom||1 point|
|Postcard Home||Excellent work or effort in and out of the classroom||Postcard home||3 points|
|Student of the Week||Exceptional contribution to Woodlands and our work in and out of the classroom||Student of the Week||5 points|
Celebration of Reward Points:
Reward points will be recorded by all staff and have a specific value (see above). Tutors or other staff will phone parents/carers when students have had a really good day, to share the good news.
Each week your form tutor will give you an update of your reward points to date. Each half term your points will be added up and certificates will be awarded. There will be half termly rewards and a termly prize draw.
At the end of the summer term, all winning students for the academic year will be invited to take part in a reward trip.
- 100% attendance: Certificate and raffle ticket
- Subject Awards: Certificates issued termly at celebration assembly and in final Year Award Ceremony
|Level||Examples of Behaviour||Consequences||By Whom|
|C1||Disrupting the learning of othersTalking / arguing / out of seat
|Verbal warningVisual reminder or warning (i.e. names on board)||Class Teacher|
|C2||Repetition of any C1 offenceRepeated Swearing (General)
Swearing at a Person
Lateness to lesson up to 7 minutes)
Refusal to follow instructions
|Reduction of points for the lessonLose Pool time
Note on target card
Phone call home
|Repetition of any C2 offenceRepeated swearing at a person
Pushing green buttons
Work avoidance or refusal to complete all work set despite support.
|Meeting with tutor to discuss behaviourPhone call home
Not able to get
Break or Lunchtime Detention (through Duty Detention)
|Class Teacher or Tutor (decided through discussion)|
|Persistent C3 behaviourName Calling
Refusal to work and/or persistent disruption of other students learning
Having phone in school
|Phone call homeLoss of break and Lunch
Picked up by on call, taken back to lesson
Break or Lunchtime Detention (through Duty Detention)
Hand phone into SLT
|C4+||Refusing to hand phone in
Smoking (Including E-Cigarettes)
|Student is given an afterschool detention for that day and parents contacted.
For persistent smoking on school site, student is excluded.
|C5||Persistent C4 behaviourRefusal to attend Isolation or Detention
Repeated poor behaviour during isolation
Fighting resulting in physical harm
Physical violence against a person
Racist or Homophobic abuse
|Phone call homeStudent discussed at SLT
Saturday Morning Detention
SLT review of student provision
(NB: Refusal to attend Isolation may result in being sent home)
|C6||Either persistent C5 behaviour or very serious offences, such as brining a weapon or drugs onto school premises onto the school premises||SLT review of provision at woodlandsAfter School Provision
Alternative provision sought through the LA
Please note that this grid is only designed to be a guide and is not exhaustive; each case will be judged on its own merit
Basic Rules of the Consequences System
- Staff will always try to build relationships with you and encourage you to choose the correct behaviour
- Once a consequence has been given it cannot be taken back except in exceptional circumstances and through consultation with a of member of the Senior Leadership Team
- You will always be told why you have been given a consequence
If you receive a C4 you will be informed of the consequence on the day you misbehave. You will be isolated for break and lunch time with a member of SLT. If students behaviour does not imporve Isolation can be expanded throughout the day.
Isolation consists of spending 1:1 time with a member of SLT away from your peers. Failure to attend or misbehaviour during the isolation will result in an escalation of the consequence. A meeting will be held between the student and their tutor to discuss a re-engagement plan. This will ensure that the student knows exactly what actions need to be taken to prevent further isolation. A copy of this plan will be sent home to parents/carers.
After School Provision
If students are placed on after school provision the reasons for this action will be discussed with the parent/career. Students will be on a two week review programme, once the student is engaging well in after school provision, they will be introduced back into a day time timetable. During this meeting a Re-engagement plan will be drawn up so that the student knows exactly what actions are expected from them.
Home tuition will be used if the student is unable to engage with the after school provision or due to persistent C6 behaviour.
Commonly asked questions
What can I do if I feel I have been harshly treated?
Do not argue with the teacher who has given you the consequence. Wait until the end of the lesson and speak to them calmly or see your Tutor during an appropriate break time and at their convenience.
What do I do if I cannot attend my detention due to another appointment?
You should always complete your consequence. However, if you have a medical appointment or something similar, you will need to ask your parent/carer to contact the school office. If you simply fail to complete your consequence you will be given a further consequence.
Does the school keep track of my rewards and consequences?
Yes, using a computer system called SIMS. We will monitor your rewards and consequences and discuss these with you during your weekly tutorial.