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Discipline and Behaviour

Our discipline structure is based on our Christian values:


  • Love each other and show this love through keeping each other safe, respecting each other and supporting each other in keeping rules.
  • Show endurance in the way we work and play with children we do not understand or get on with.
  • Show compassion in the way we freely move around school, thinking of others’ needs and ways in which we can support those who find positive behaviour difficult.
  • Forgive those who have hurt us, stolen from us, broken our belongings and made us feel unsafe, in a way which is real and which leads to even better relationships developing over time.
  • Live in the hope that we can all behave better and all support those who find positive behaviour challenging so that we can learn to the best of our ability and achieve the potential that God has put inside each of us.

Every class has their own set of “Learning Rules” which cover:

  • A right to be safe
  • A right to learn
  • A right to respect
  • A right to have property kept safe
  • A right to move freely, subject to rules
  • A right to have disputes settled fairly
Sanctions – using a traffic light system
  • If a child breaks a rule they will be given a warning, and moved from the green traffic light to the orange.
  • If they continue to break the rule they will be given a lunchtime ‘detention’ and moved from the orange traffic light to the red.
  • If given a detention the children will eat their lunch with a senior member of staff, and discuss the reasons for their detention. The member of staff will get the child to consider and vocalise the events which led to their poor behaviour, and consider ways in which the behaviour can be avoided or handled differently in the future. In some cases strategies will then be discussed with the appropriate staff members to support a child in changing behaviour.
  • In extreme cases of disruption or aggressive behaviour the child will be sent directly to the Head or Deputy Heads, which could lead to an immediate exclusion.
Playground Behaviour

We aim for all our children to have a happy and positive experience at playtime. These are our rules for playtime:

  • Be polite
  • Be kind
  • Be respectful
  • Follow rules
  • Stay in safe places

All behaviour on the playground is closely monitored and parents informed if their child’s behaviour continues to be a cause for concern

Parental Involvement

Should a child misbehave in class and need to be sent out parents will be informed as soon as possible either by telephone or letter. 

Should behaviour not improve parents will be invited in to draw up a plan of action, which could involve outside agencies. 

We always like to know if circumstances at home change which may affect behaviour.


We continuously recognise good behaviour by celebrating with the children and the rest of the class. Rewards include house point tokens, Dojo points and letters home from the Headteacher.


Our message is quite clear – If you do not like what someone is saying or doing you have two choices:

  1. Walk away
  2. Tell an adult

If you walk away and the person continues your only choice is


We will always act on information and investigate

Bullies will not be tolerated at Reculver; we need to know who they are – we will act! 

Support will be given to the child who is being bullied, parents will be notified and “bullies” will be punished appropriately and monitored closely!

Our success is achieved not in the absence of problems but in the way in which we deal with them.