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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:








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

  • Being compassionate is understanding some else's situation, helping them even if that isn't an easy thing to do.

  • Kindness is love. Kindness is sharing. Kindness is everything. Yasmin

  • Humility means that you accept defeat and don't boast. It means that you are not a sore loser. John

  • Gentleness is a bit like kindness because if you are not being gentle to something you are not being kind. Saisha

  • Patience is giving your time, not rushing and sometimes waiting without complaining. Maia

  • 'Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is then not putting it into a fruit salad' Jessica