BEHAVIOUR – REWARDS & SANCTIONS
Will I know if my child has done something against the rules?
It depends what it is. For minor incidents, the teacher will deal with it in the class in the normal run of the day.
For more serious incidents, or repeat incidents you will be informed, usually by the class teacher. For more serious infringements of rules, the Deputy Headteacher (Mr White) or Headteacher (Mr Haynes) will contact you by telephone, by letter or email or in person.
What are teams and to which one does my child belong?
We have four teams, each assigned a colour – Walmgate (red), Bootham (blue), Monk (yellow) and Micklegate (green) Each child is allocated to a team and can earn team points in school for good manners, hard work, politeness, etc.
Each classroom has a set of four tubes for collecting team point tokens, which are emptied into larger versions in the school hall each week. At the end of each half term, the team with the most tokens wins a non-uniform day.
Teams are used on sports day and for other school events – children’s PE t-shirts are the colour of their team.
Your child’s class teacher will be able to tell you which team they are in until children can remember for themselves.
What are buddies and mentors?
Year Six children act as mentors to their buddies in reception. They have lunch with them, play outside with them and do other activities during the school day from time to time. It is a system that allows the youngest and oldest children to mix in school, giving the older ones a sense of responsibility.