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)


 p 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.
  • Every Friday 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 every Monday, linked to our STRONG values. Children are rewarded with a wristband in assembly to wear related to the value they have been awarded 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 High Tea 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.

According to the most recent parent / carer behaviour and welfare surveys (Autumn 2017):

  • 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 (Autumn 2017) shows that:

  • 92% agreed or strongly agreed that, ‘I feel safe at this school’.
  • 94% agreed or strongly agreed that, ‘My aim is to get onto Gold and receive the exemplary behaviour award’.
  • 90% agreed or strongly agreed that, ‘Lunchtimes are fun and enjoyable.


A full copy of our Behaviour policy can be seen below.


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