Behaviour For Learning

Our vision, values and learning characteristics at Lea Forest all help to reward and promote positive learning behaviours in and outside of school.

We are a SILVER award Rights Respecting School and promote a calm and caring learning environment where children have a voice and are challenged to find their remarkable.

The whole school community, including: children, staff, governors and parents are responsible for promoting positive learning behaviours.

We regard good learning behaviours as a highly important aspect of children's education and development; that they learn to behave well towards others and towards the community in which they live. Good learning behaviours underpin good personal and social skills in order to live fulfilling and rewarding lives as adults.

Lea Forest Primary Academy is also Restorative Justice school with a 'no blame' culture. This successful method is used effectively in and around school. Our values and learning characteristics are displayed around our the school site as reminder for the whole school community.

Behaviour Management

Classroom behaviour management may include:

  • Targeting specific learning behaviours using dojo awards
  • Modelling and naming the values and learning characteristics (HARRII)
  • Early interventions
  • Involvement of parents
  • Working with outside agencies – COBS, PSS, EP and others (as appropriate)
  • Staff development – relevant professionals to support (as appropriate)
  • De-escalation techniques


We praise and reward children with good learning behaviours in a variety of ways:

  • Dojos - an electronic reward system used across the Academy
  • Celebration assemblies - held weekly to award pupils or groups of pupils
  • ‘Wonderwall’ - used to display pupil’s work that shows outstanding effort / achievement
  • ‘Child of the week’ - this status rewards the efforts and achievements of all pupils across our Academy
  • 'VSP' - children are given compliments from their peers and get to sit with a member of staff for lunch
  • Standing up at the beginning of assembly – for pupils displaying the school values
  • Hot choclate Friday - awarded weekly for children's achievements

In addition to the Academy reward system, class teachers are responsible for creating a positive ethos through praise and rewards for good work and behaviour in their classrooms. Teachers establish their own methods of rewarding positive behaviour with a consistent approach (using Class Dojo) and to suit the individual needs of their pupils. For example, this may include table group points.


We use the following sanctions to enforce rules and values, and to ensure a safe and positive learning environment is upheld. We employ each sanction appropriately to each individual situation.

Report Cards - Pupils on ‘report’ will have been referred to the pastoral team by a member of staff. All pupils are encouraged to take personal responsibility for school values and learning characteristics.

There are three levels of report – green, amber and red.

The colour will be decided by the pastoral team and this will determine the level of focus given to that pupil.

Red – SLT

Amber – Pastoral Team

Green – Class Teacher

Pupils will be expected to show progress whilst on report and show the grading for the six rated sessions to staff as outlined above. Pupils are responsible for showing the report card to their parents and getting it signed.

  • If a child is disruptive in class and has not responded to verbal reminders of values and expectations, a flexible ‘time out’ system is in place across our Academy. A pupil who has been given a verbal warning during a lesson may, by prior arrangement between staff, be sent to another classroom for a short period of time. This will always be recorded on the Academy CPOMS system for future reference.
  • We have high expectations and expect all children to push their limits and do their best. If they do not do so, we may ask them to repeat a task or activity.
  • Privileges can be withdrawn from children, such as leisure times and clubs.
  • If a child repeatedly acts in a way that disrupts or upsets others, the academy contacts the child's parents or carers and seeks an appointment in order to discuss the situation, with a view to improving the behaviour of the child, with the full co-operation of the parents. All staff have the right to impose sanctions except for exclusion.

The academies policy for dealing with incidents of inappropriate behaviour is available from the academy office on request or can be downloaded from the website policy page.

Updated November 2019