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Behaviour Expectations

Behaviour at St Mark’s

As visitors so often remark, behaviour at St Mark’s is excellent.

 

We follow a code of conduct to ensure high expectations of the children’s behaviour are upheld.

 

At St Mark’s we are:

Respectful

Polite

Kind

Safe

Proud

Listening

 

Rewarding good behaviour

We use the Dojo system in which we award children points for their good behaviour. Please see the grid of behaviours below, which is organised under our code of conduct, to see what you can get a ‘Dojo’ (positive point) for. Each day the points are reset and if a child gets 5 Dojos in a day they get a house point!

 

Supporting children to make good decisions

Within the Dojo system we can also give ‘Nojos’ for negative behaviour. This is used to look at patterns in behaviour and how we can support a child to change any negative behaviours and help them to make good choices.

 

Please see the grid below for what Nojos are given for.

 

Parental Support

Parents are invited to sign up to the Dojo system so they can be kept up to date with their child’s behaviour. This really supports conversations between class teachers and parents to support a child with their behaviour. We always value the support of parents and carers and feel it is a vital part of supporting children’s behaviour.

Dojo Behaviour System Information

Kind
  • My friends are kind because if I want to play a game they’re playing, they always let me join in. Hermione

Listening
  • You need to listen to your teachers & friends as you won’t get to know about cool things. Elijah

Polite
  • When you are selfless and put others first. Lottie

Proud
  • Celebrating when you have an award and showing it to your friends but in a kind way. Joel

Respectful
  • To treat people equally as you would like to be treated. Riaan

Safe
  • We are safe as the teachers remind us what is right and what is wrong. Emily

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