Behaviour Recording and Monitoring Zone Board

  • Our behaviour management policy focuses on the language of choice – giving a child/children some control over outcomes. The member of staff sets the expectations and oversees the process.
  • Every child begins the day in the ‘Ready to Learn’ (green) zone on our behaviour zone board.
  • If a child is making poor choices, they should be asked to make the right choice and reminded of what this is before any changes are made on the zone board.
  • If a child is placed into the ‘Reflect’ zone (stage 1), they should feel that this is a supportive process to help them to change their behaviour before they reach the ‘Amber’ zone. Children need to understand that it is reasonable to be in the ‘Reflect’ zone, it is not a punishment. They may be asked to sit at their desks and think about the behaviour choices they are making whilst the teacher delivers the lesson or the teacher may feel it is in the child’s best interest to ‘reflect’ somewhere else.
  • If a child continues to make poor choices or displays behaviour they may be escalated to stage 2, the child will be informed of why they are being moved into the ‘Amber’ zone and what their consequence will be.
  • Staff will make a professional judgement as to the consequence that is given to a child. But always remembering we are here to educate not to punish. The consequence given should be what works best for each individual child. Consequences could include the following, but this is not an exhaustive list:
    • Miss part or all of break/ lunch time (10 minutes maximum for stage 2)
    • Behaviour recorded on the system with correct loss of points
    • Letter / phone call home to parents
    • If persistent stage 2 (Amber) – behaviour target sheet
    • Behaviour target sheet monitored for two weeks
    • If there is no improvement on behaviour target sheet, referral for intervention
  • Children who display behaviour outlined in stage 3 ‘Red’ zone could be given one of the following consequences:
    • Sent to behaviour support manager
    • Phone call home by behaviour support manager
    • Lunchtime in the base
    • Behaviour recorded on system with correct loss of points
    • Two reds in a week – meeting with AHT (behaviour contract)
    • Three reds in a week – parents invited in to meet with HT
  • If a child is placed in the ‘Amber’ or ‘Red’ zone, this will always be recorded on ePraise (our online recording system), with a brief comment outlining the poor behaviour choice(s). An Amber would be –3 points and a Red would be -5 points.
  • Children can correct their behaviour at any point during the day, but the ‘Amber’ or ‘Red’ will remain and the consequence must be carried out.
  • If a child is placed into either ‘Amber’ or ‘Red’ on the zone board, the most they can achieve after that is ‘Ready to Learn’.
  • All positive behaviour is recorded at the end of the day; children will be given behaviour points for ‘Ready to learn’, ‘Silver’, and ‘Gold’.
    • ‘Ready to learn’ – 3 behaviour points
    • ‘Silver’ – 5 behaviour points
    • ‘Gold’ – 10 behaviour points

Rationale behind the language of choice:

It can be far more successful for a challenging child to have made their own decisions, arrived at their own conclusion and be faced with a known outcome, rather than simply telling them what to do — the ability to comply is much easier and leads to far less resentment.


  • Milestone certificates (bronze, silver, gold, platinum etc)
  • Small prizes
  • End of term celebration assembly
  • End of term behaviour trip
  • Positive points
  • Class rewards (movies, extra play etc)