Rewards & Discipline

At Lawn Primary School we use lots of positive reinforce to ensure that children do 'The Right Thing' and 'Make the Right Choices'. 

If you are concerned at all about anything please see the class teacher in the first instance. 

Lawn Primary School Rules

This is the starting point and cornerstone of our behaviour and discipline policy. We intend our school rules to feature as part of a permanent school display, feature regularly in assembly work and cross-curricular activities in each class.

Such activities should fulfil a need to appropriately explain and continually re-examine what this code should mean to our children.

At Lawn School we aim to:

  1. Respect others.
  2. Always try your best
  3. Always walk in school.
  4. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
  5. Take care of our school.

For our rules to work, adults and children must lead by example. This is regularly stressed by class teachers and particular responsibility is placed on Year 5 and 6 children to show leadership. Eight of these children have additional responsibilities as they are team captains.

Behaviour Expectations

If we do not provide an orderly and positive atmosphere then effective teaching and learning cannot take place. We are aiming to create a positive, welcoming environment, where good behaviour is rewarded and unacceptable behaviour is discouraged.

We have set our sights high, with focus on the positives and we expect all our children to be:

  1. Respectful to all Adults and each other
  2. Take pride in themselves and what they do and always do their best
  3. Conducting themselves appropriately around school at all times
  4. Keep hands, feet and objects to themselves
  5. Taking care of themselves, each other, the school and all staff, parents and visitors to the school


The following range of rewards will be used by staff to encourage good behaviour, good work and a disciplined environment. (more details of these can be found in our Behaviour Policy)

  1. Verbal or written praise.
  2. Display of good quality work.
  3. Sharing of high quality work with classmates.
  4. Verbal or written praise communicated to parents.
  5. Praise from the Headteacher.
  6. Names entered into the Golden Book.
  7. Lunch Time awards given in Golden Assembly from Playworkers
  8. ‘Fine Dining’ Table award once a week.
  9.  A merit may be awarded for good work.
  10. Awarding of team points; rewards stickers and or certificates from class teachers.
  11. Class teachers will also have a range of rewards that they will use in their class.
  12. The use of Golden time to encourage good behaviour once a week for 60 minutes.


The following range of sanctions will be used to discourage inappropriate behaviour. We should aim to be fair and consistent. These sanctions are ranked in the likely order that they will be used in, but staff should use professional judgement where appropriate. If class teachers are concerned in any way they will speak to the child’s parents in the first instance so home and school can work together.

  1. A first verbal warning from the class teacher or another adult. The child may at this point be asked to sit on time out. A designated area should be made in the classroom with a timer. Two minutes for infants and five minutes for juniors. At all times the disturbance to the rest of the class should be kept to a minimum and where possible non-verbal cues given (shaking of the head, fingers on lips). This ‘time – out’ will be made up at playtimes or dinner with the teacher.
  2. A second warning will result in a yellow card (amber warning) being given and their name recorded on the yellow cardboard displayed in the classroom. If a child receives a yellow warning then they lose 10 minutes of Golden Time
  3. A third warning will result in a red card being given and their name put on the board and written into planners/reading diaries. A child receiving a red card will miss all of his/her Golden Time. However, they do have the opportunity to earn back a maximum of 30 minutes. During Golden Time, a child who has had a red card will be asked to go to the hub where the Learning Mentor/Deputy Head discusses their behaviour and uses a variety of resources to reinforce why this behaviour was unacceptable.
  4. If their name appears on the school’s behaviour system more than 3 times the half term, then the child will be sent to see the Deputy Headteacher, who will inform parents by telephone or arrange a meeting to discuss the child’s behaviour. This will be logged and signed by parents and Deputy Head with any support needed.
  5. If the behaviour is still ongoing they will be sent to see the Headteacher. The next few points will then follow.
  6. The Headteacher will contact the child’s parents again to discuss their child’s behaviour further
  7. Establish a pastoral support programme with appropriate targets set, this will involve class teachers, Deputy Headteacher and the Learning Mentor. There may also be the need to inform outside agencies.
  8. Repeated long-term unacceptable behaviour may result in exclusion. This may be either a fixed term or permanent exclusion. (Please refer to LA exclusion guidelines)
Each day will start afresh for each child; however there may be circumstances where warnings are carried forward. For example, a red or yellow card being given at the end of the day will need to be acted upon the following playtime.