Part of the Glyn Academies Trust


Positive Behaviour Management

At Hillcroft we believe that positive behaviour management:

·         Is value led

·         Sets high expectations

·         Establishes and maintains clear boundaries

·         Rewards positive behaviour

·         Uses reasonable consequences and restorative justice

Our Values

Our aim is to be proactive rather than reactive - to foster a positive environment where children exhibit a sense of commitment and pride in the school, promote excellent home/school partnerships with parents thereby encouraging effective two-way partnerships and genuinely celebrate the success of others. We aim to help children develop the following core strengths through our STRONG values.



Self-Control (Self Regulation)


Tolerance - developing an understanding and acceptance of differences (Tolerance)


Respect - finding value in difference, appreciating worth in ourselves and others (Respect)


Others (Awareness of others) - being aware of others, recognising their needs, interests, strengths and values  (Attunement)


No one left out - joining in and contributing (Affiliation)


Growing friendships - growing, forming and keeping healthy emotional bonds and relationships (Attachment)



   We praise and reward children for good behaviour in a variety of ways:

·         Teachers congratulate children through written and verbal feedback.

·         Teachers give children a variety of agreed in class rewards e.g. stickers, house points.

·         Each week a child from each class is chosen to receive an Exemplary Learner’s     certificate linked to their learning across the curriculum.

·         An Exemplary Behaviour certificate is awarded to one child per class each week, linked to our STRONG values. Children are rewarded with a wristband to wear related to the value they have been awarded on their certificate.

·         Children who have consistently demonstrated Exemplary Gold level behaviour (linked to the STRONG values) throughout the term are put into a draw to attend a Waffles and Ice Cream treat with the SLT to celebrate their achievement.

·         Children who have excelled in different areas of the curriculum and school life are rewarded at a termly Prize Giving ceremony.


 A Restorative Approach

At Hillcroft we are working towards becoming a Restorative School. All staff have been trained in the restorative approach and use the 5 key questions to resolve and repair conflict and challenging behaviour.

A Restorative School is one which takes a restorative approach to resolving conflict and preventing harm. It enables those that have been harmed to convey the impact of the harm to those responsible, and for those responsible to acknowledge this impact and take steps to put it right.

According to the most recent parent / carer behaviour and welfare surveys:

·         95% agreed or strongly agreed that, ‘My child feels safe at this school’.

·         92% agreed or strongly agreed that, ‘This school ensures that my child is well looked after’.

·         84% agreed or strongly agreed that, This school deals with any case of bullying effectively.

The most recent pupil survey shows that:

·         99% agreed or strongly agreed that, ‘I feel safe at this school’.

·         95% agreed or strongly agreed that, ‘I understand the STRONG Behaviour values and how to uphold them'

·         99% agreed or strongly agreed that, ‘If there is a behaviour incident anywhere in the school or playground I know each staff member will follow the behaviour chart'

97% agreed or strongly agreed that 'I know what will happen if I do not follow the schools STRONG values'



A full copy of our Behaviour policy can be seen in our Policies section click here



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