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Ruskington Chestnut

Street CofE

Primary Academy

Care. Believe. Grow

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Each week 1 child from each class is selected by their teacher to receive the Chestnut Superstar Award for their class.  A child could receive these for a variety of reasons such as progress in a particular subject, showing resilience and perseverance or upholding our school church values. The children are presented with their certificate on our Friday celebration assembly where the teacher announces who the class superstar is for the week and the reasons why.

Behaviour reward system


‘Chestnut Behaviour Champions (CBC)’ 


  • Points are collected through the Class Dojo app from EYFS-Y6.
  • The points collected are counted, and certificates presented at the agreed levels. 90 Class Dojo points must be collected for each of the 4 stages.
  • There are 4 certificates in order - bronze, silver, gold and Chestnut Behaviour Champion (CBC)



  • Once a child has received the next CBC stage, the Class Dojo points will be re-set for each individual child, so the next 90 can be collected.
  • Once a child has been presented with all 4 certificates they become a ‘CBC’ and have their badge presented in a celebration assembly. Parents will be invited for this presentation.



Last date for CBC status to be awarded: tbc 


Date of afternoon tea: tbc



If a child receives a ‘yellow card’ or a ‘red card’ a sanction must be given - this can be decided by the class teacher and agreed within the year group team so it is age appropriate.



Typical but not exhaustive behaviours warranting such a sanction


Stage 1

Verbal warning, change of seating.

Low level unwanted single event behaviour e.g not listening, dropping litter, poor manners etc.

A second verbal warning can also be given if needed before stage 2.


Stage 2 – ‘Yellow card’ on Dojo.

Time out within the classroom, or time out with lunchtime supervisor.

Continued low level unwanted behaviours. Refusal to follow reasonable instructions.

Dojo APP will inform parents when a dojo is removed.

Incidents, actions and sanctions are recorded on CPOMS.

Stage 3 – ‘Red card’ on Dojo.

Time out within another classroom.

Rudeness. Lack of respect shown. Use of inappropriate language. Lack of effort towards class tasks. Unwanted persistent low level behaviour or a single more serious event. Refusal to follow reasonable instructions.

Dojo APP will inform parents when two dojos are removed.

Stage 4

Withdrawal from break time or lunchtime with peers.

Continued behaviours as above.

Single more serious event.

Parents/ Carers informed by class teacher.

Stage 5

Send to Head of School and/or possible withdrawal of privileges. 

Continuing behaviours as above.

Fighting. Repeated events of unwanted behaviour.

Parents/ Carers informed by class teacher.

Stage 6

Send to Head of School or Executive Head Teacher, parents contacted and/or possible withdrawal of privileges.

* This stage could lead to the stages below following the outcomes of meetings and reviews of evidence.

Bullying. Cyber-bullying in school. Serious single event. Persistent low level behaviours. Damage to school property. Stealing.

Internal Exclusion

Serious single event.

Continuing persistent behaviours over a period of time.

Fixed Term Exclusion

*Fixed term exclusions could lead to permanent exclusions following reviews of evidence and advice taken.

Persistent disruptive behaviour. Serious single event usually where the physical or emotional safety of other children or staff is a concern. Evidence of bullying. Evidence of in school cyberbullying. Evidence of behaviours of a homophobic or racist nature.

Permanent Exclusion

In response to a serious breach or persistent breaches of the school’s behaviour policy and where allowing the pupils to remain in school would seriously harm the education or welfare of the pupil or others in the school.

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