Wheelers Lane Primary School

Behaviour Overview

“Wheelers Lane is a community that nurtures and supports every child; that values everyone’s unique
worth and contribution; that empowers every member to achieve their fullest potential; that opens
up a world of opportunities.

It is a place of safety where firm boundaries guide and support; where high expectations lead to
lifelong learning; where care and respect build self-esteem and self-belief.

It is a gateway to limitless possibilities; to soaring aspirations; to brighter futures”.










At Wheelers Lane School we believe that every member of our school community should have an equal
opportunity to achieve his or her full potential regardless of race, colour, gender, disability,
special educational needs or socio-economic background.

We believe that it is the right of all our pupils to be educated in an environment free from
disruption by others.


Restorative Approaches Philosophy Statement

Effective Restorative Approaches foster awareness of how others have been affected by inappropriate
behaviour. This is done by actively engaging participants in a process which separates the deed
from the doer and rejects the act not the actor, allowing participators to make amends for the harm
caused. Restorative Approaches acknowledges the intrinsic worth of the person and their potential
contribution to the school community.


Restorative Approaches framework will:

• Improve behaviour and attitudes;

• Provide explicit tools within a defined framework to challenge unacceptable behaviour,
resolve conflict and repair harm;

• Improve relationships; establish rights, accountabilities and responsibilities to the

• Provide a safe, philosophical basis for staff, pupils and parents to share ideas and discuss

There are four key elements of Restorative Approaches. These are:

• Social Discipline Window.

• Fair Process.

• Restorative Questions.

• Free Expression of Emotions.


At Wheelers Lane School we believe it is best to do things WITH PEOPLE. Wherever possible you
should use fair process and our responses to challenging behaviour should involve building
relationships and repairing harm. It is our aim that our community follows this Restorative
Approaches framework.


Rewards for positive behaviour:

Earning House Points

House Points can be awarded by all staff to children for a variety of reasons. For example:

  •  Homework
  •  Good presentation
  •  Working to the best of their ability
  •  Good attendance
  •  Putting special effort into a piece of work
  •  Sport –PE/Competitions
  •  Improving Beat that or Spelling results
  •  Better quality/quantity of work
  •  Taking part in competitions and events
  •  Helpful approaches to different situations


10 house points can be awarded for extra special achievements by any adult in school.

Every week, the house points are counted by our House Captains and added to the house point’s chart
and a weekly winner announced during our Achievement Assembly.

House points are then tallied over the course of a term, a winner is announced, and the children in
that house are rewarded with a special event or treat.

At the end of the year, once all house points are tallied, the House Champions will be announced.
The winning house will be awarded their ribbons on the House Cup.

This system aims to encourage a real sense of pride and achievement for the children. It fosters
community spirit and gives the children an opportunity to contribute to something bigger, which
involves children from all year groups.

Teacher Award System

We will continue with the school system of awarding ticks. Children will be awarded ticks in the
classroom only and these will be focused on individual behaviour choices.

For example:

  •  Listening to the teacher
  •  Lining up well
  •  Sitting correctly
  •  Following instructions
  •  Good transition between tasks during lessons
  •  Working quietly not disturbing others
  •  Answering questions/contributing in lessons
  •  Behaviour in assembly
  •  Being ready for lessons
  •  Positive attitude in lessons
  •  Good manners


Ticks are collected on the whiteboard; once a child gets 5 ticks they will be given a green teacher
award at the end of the day. This will be recorded on the award chart.

For each 5 green teacher awards children receive they will also receive a red head teacher award.


Headteacher’s Certificate :

25 Awards = Bronze certificate

50 Awards = Silver certificate

75 Awards = Gold certificate

100 Awards = Outstanding