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‘Good to be Green’ at Castlefort JMI School

The ‘Good to be Green’ scheme is an effective way of promoting positive behaviour, rewarding those pupils who consistently behave appropriately. It also provides a means of being able to track those pupils who find it harder to meet the school’s expected behaviour code.


The scheme is very visual, with child friendly resources which allow our pupils to easily see how they are doing in class. We believe that it is important to promote a positive message regarding behaviour management at all times - ‘Good to be Green’ is a means of promoting our high expectations of positive behaviour. If a child has had a bad day, they can start afresh the following day.


Every child starts their day on a positive note with a green card displayed in their pocket of the class chart. The card says- ‘It’s Good to be Green!’ and the children soon learn to associate being on ‘green’ with a feeling of having done the right thing.


Below is an outline of how the programme will work with pupils in our school…    

1.  Every pupil starts the day on ‘Good to be Green’.

2.  A pupil will be given an initial, verbal warning for low-level, unacceptable behaviour.

3.  If the behaviour continues, then a yellow ‘Warning Card’ will be placed in the pupil’s pocket on the chart (in front of their green card). A ‘Warning Card’ means the pupil loses 15 minutes of break or lunch time (the same day or next day if the poor behaviour was shown during the afternoon, after lunchtime).

4.  Pupils can get back to ‘green’ by the end of the school day if, by 2.30pm, they reverse the poor behaviour and impress their teacher.

5.  If the ‘yellow’ behaviour continues and the pupil does not improve, they could receive a red ‘Consequence Card’ leading to 30 minutes loss of break or lunch time and loss of ‘Golden Time’ at the end of the week.

6.  Red ‘Consequence Cards’ will also be issued for more serious behaviours and lead to a 30 minute loss of break or lunchtime. Parents/carers will always be informed when a red card has been issued to their child.

7.  All pupils who finish the school day on ‘green’ throughout the week (Monday to Friday) will enjoy a ‘Golden Time’ session on Friday afternoon and receive a ‘Good to be Green’ sticker!

8.  Pupils who have ended any day on a yellow ‘Warning Card’ or a red ‘Consequence Card’ will lose their ‘Golden Time’ at the end of the week.

9.  Teachers will also look out for pupils who ‘shine’ and demonstrate exemplary behaviour each day. These pupils will be given a special ‘Good to be Green’ raffle ticket and entered into a class prize draw at the end of the week!

10.  At the end of each half-term, there will be a celebration event for pupils who have ended each day on a ‘Good to be Green’ card. Planned celebrations for this term include a film show with popcorn and ice-cream and Walsall Council’s ‘Reach Up’ climbing tower. During the summer term, we plan to hire an inflatable obstacle course for one celebration event and organise a beach-themed day with paddling pools, slip-and-slide, an ice-cream van and barbecue for the final reward of the school year!

11.  The celebration event can also be enjoyed by pupils who have received up to 5 yellow ‘Warning Cards’ across the half-term. We hope that this will incentivise pupils to improve ‘low level’ behaviours and not ‘give up’!

12.  Pupils who have received a red ‘Consequence Card’ at any point in the half-term will not be allowed to take part in the celebration event.


It is worth noting that the children in our EYFS setting do have an adapted set of 'age appropriate' rules and consequences. 


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