Sanctions Chart

The Sanctions Chart should be read in conjunction with the schools behaviour policy. Click here to view the Behaviour Policy.

Sanctions Chart
Action by the Child Sanction One Sanction Two Sanction Three
Forgetting or breaking class/school code Non verbal warning Verbal warning – child reminded of class/school code and what they must do (older children may be able to articulate this themselves and say why it is unacceptable)  Isolation within or near class to allow time for reflection to make positive choices.
Repeated misbehaviour Name on the warning cloud Isolation within or near class to allow time for reflection to make positive choices Name written in the Behaviour Book
Further unacceptable behaviour Name on the warning cloud. Isolation within or near class to allow time for reflection to make positive choices Loss of Golden Time and name written in the Behaviour Book  Parents may be informed depending on the severity of the problem.
Behaviour which persistently disturbs other children’s learning Name on the warning cloud. Isolation within and near class to allow time for reflection to make positive choices Loss of Golden Time and name written in the Behaviour Book. The child is spoken to by the Deputy Head or Head teacher Parents are involved in developing a behaviour support plan with the Head teacher.
Severe behaviour – Physical harm to another child/adult or property – Continued swearing or verbal abuse – Continued refusal to comply (after all other steps have been followed) The child is sent to the Deputy Head or Head teacher Parents are informed and then involved in developing a behaviour support plan with the Head teacher The appropriate sanction is applied which may mean exclusion in more severe cases.

At all stages it is important to:

  • Remind the child to make positive choices and to follow the golden rules
  • Allow the child to think about why their behaviour is unacceptable
  • Inform the child what the consequences of repeated unacceptable behaviour will be.

Children must also be informed about the relationship between the severity of the behaviour and the likely consequences of this behaviour.

Sanctions must be fair and commensurate with the seriousness of the misbehaviour. They must take into account individual and mitigating circumstances e.g. a one off provocation.

Parents must be informed in all cases of serious misbehaviour and involved in the improvement of the child’s behaviour.

Sanctions must not be used for whole groups of children i.e. the whole class when not all the children have misbehaved.