Behaviour, Rewards and Sanctions:


At Smawthorne Henry Moore Primary School, we pride ourselves that our behaviour is good. This is something that we are dedicated to achieving with all of our pupils and strive to make our behaviour outstanding.

We work as a team to develop positive relationships with our pupils and aim to work with parents as partners to ensure consistency in our high expectations.  It is our aim to ensure that all children demonstrate excellent behaviour both in school and out of school and use their knowledge to act as role models to those around them.

 We have a weekly celebration assembly and it’s the best assembly of the week! Certificates are given out for all sorts of different things; photographs of our winners can be seen outside Mrs Dixon’s office and are updated every Friday.


Golden Time:

Each child is given 30 minutes Golden Time; this is their allowance at the start of the week. If they behave well over the week, they receive their 30 minutes on the Friday afternoon.  If they choose not to behave as we expect, they then choose, as a consequence. to lose some of their Golden Time. Each class has a Golden Time tracker for children and adults to track behaviour. We have put strategies in place to help children focus on good behaviour and support them in working to keep their Golden Time, including the language of choice, which all members of staff have received training to use. In school we have many things in place to secure this high expectation and have structured strategies to help pupils consider the effect that their behaviour has on those around them, on their team.


Key Stage Systems: 

Key Stage Systems:

Each key stage has a system for giving children the chance to change their thinking and change their behaviour with a ‘peg warning system’. This is something that we feel allows children time to reflect on their behaviour and give them the chance to make the right choice.

Whole School Reward Scheme:

 From Reception to Year 6, the children are rewarded with golden coins, which they put into their team colour tube. These are awarded for fantastic work, effort, good manners, following the 5 golden rules, being a good friend, etc. Stickers are also awarded to children for their achievements within the classroom and around school. Classes count up the totals and submit them to our monitors. Each class’s totals are then added up as a whole school, with the colour with the most coins winning 4 points, second place 3 points, third place 2 points and fourth place 1 point. The winning team each week gets to decide their golden time activity first. This is in line with the whole school behaviour policy. Each week the totals are built on and at the end of the year the winning colour will receive a long playtime with a visit from the ice-cream van!

Be S.M.A.R.T.:

 Colour Team Captains from year 6 will take control of the golden coins across school and each child will have a badge of their colour to proudly wear every day. We also have "Be S.M.A.R.T." behaviour rules which can be seen around school.

Key Stage Sanctions:


Each child has their own peg, which start on the cloud each day. The children can move their peg forward for positive behaviour. They move onto the rainbow and then onto the pot of gold. If they do this, they receive a gold coin for their team tube. At the end of the week, the team with the most golden coins receives a dip in the tin. However, children can also move their peg backwards due to negative behaviour. An oral warning is given first. If the negative behaviour is repeated, individuals move their peg onto the toadstool. If it persists, they move onto the crying toadstool. If they land on the crying toadstool, they then lose 1 minute from their golden time.

Key Stage 1:

In Years 1 and 2, children each have a peg. The pegs all start the day on the sunny card. If the children receive a warning for their behaviour, they move it to the cloudy card, then to raining and then to lightning. If their peg gets to lightning, they lose 2 minutes of their Golden time.


In Years 3 and 4, each class has a rocket so that the children can ‘Reach for the Stars’. They all start in the middle on green and can move up for good behaviour, but also down as a sanction for negative behaviour. If a child moves their peg down twice they lose 2 minutes of golden time; however, they can earn the time back if they improve their behaviour during the remainder of the school day.


In Year 5 and 6, each class has a guitar for ‘Rocking behaviour’. They all start in the middle on green but can move up for good behaviour and work, but also down as a consequence of negative behaviour.  If they move down twice to red, then they lose 2 minutes of their enrichment time. If they move up twice to reach the top, they receive a raffle ticket and a gold coin for their effort. At the end of the week, a raffle ticket is drawn in each class. The children with the winning number receive a prize. 

Loss of Golden Time:

If your child loses more than 6 minutes Golden Time in a week, you will receive one of these red cards detailing the amount of golden time lost, which is posted home on a Friday. Your child will be on ‘Report card’ the following week, allowing the class teacher to detail your child’s behaviour each day. The card will come home on a daily basis, but MUST be returned each day.


The aim of this is to allow the class teacher to communicate with you and focus your child on their behaviour. Please support us in talking about the consequences of their behaviour and agree that the behaviour demonstrated is not acceptable.

If your child receives 3 red cards, you will be required to meet with the class teacher to discuss your child’s repetitive misbehaviour.


If your child receives 6 red cards in a term you will be required to meet with the headteacher.


If your child receives 8 red cards, a fixed term exclusion of 1 day will be put in place, to reinforce that repetitive misbehaviour will not be tolerated, in line with government guidelines. 


Fixed exclusions may also be issued for extreme breaches of the school’s behaviour policy, as agreed by governors following national DfE guidance. Please see our full behaviour policy on the website for further details.

Behaviour at our school:

Golden Coins: