Going for Gold

We expect our children to take responsibility for their own behaviour and make good and honest choices. We have a clear structure of rewards and consequences. Our system reflects the notion of ‘Going for Gold’ but is a scale of behaviour which children can progress through.  This is displayed in every classroom.

Going for Gold is a 6 staged behaviour system with the following stages: gold, silver, bronze, green, amber and red (see below).

All children start the day/afternoon session on green/sunshine or above and are rewarded for positive behaviour by moving along a stage.  The aim is for the children to get as close to gold/pot of gold as possible by the end of the day.  If children finish the day on gold they are awarded 3 points (or the equivalent gold star in Key Stage 1).  2 points are awarded for silver and 1 for bronze.  Class teachers are responsible for ensuring there is a system in place to record the points (tally chart, class list and ticks etc).

Any child that has reached gold can bank their 3 points.

In EYFS this is a 5 staged system and instead of the colour system we use a weather scale:

Foundation Stage Scale

Rain cloud cloud sunshine rainbow Pot of gold

Any child on the sunshine gets lots of verbal praise.

Any child who gets onto the rainbow gets an immediate sticker.

Any child who gets to the pot of gold gets a certificate to take home. They also get a sticker on the wallchart. When they reach 10 stickers, they will get a prize.

Key Stage 1 and 2 Scale

red amber green bronze silver gold

In Key Stage 1 and 2 these points can then be cashed in for rewards (the aim would be that children cash these in on a half termly basis).

Moving along the scale

If children display examples of negative behaviour they are moved backwards along the scale and consequences are given if they reach the amber or red stages.  Whenever a child is displaying inappropriate behaviours they need to be given the opportunity to first improve their behaviour (a verbal warning, moving of seats, an adult moving to sit near them, fiddle toys provided as appropriate) before being moved a stage.

For further information about our behaviour policy, you can read this in full on our policies page.