Positive Behaviour - Rewards/Behaviour Points

Chancellor's Positive Behaviour for Learning System

At Chancellor's School our Positive Behaviour for Learning System aims to create an achievement culture through regular praise and reward. We want to celebrate the many successes of our students whilst challenging and dealing with unacceptable behaviour quickly and efficiently.

In line with the school's Positive Behaviour for Learning Policy, the rewards and sanctions are listed below.

Positive Reward System

Staff at Chancellor’s should recognise and reward students’ good behaviour across the school.

  • Points are added when rewards are achieved and deducted when sanctions are given.
  • Overall point totals count towards House Point totals and some of the reward events that take place during the year.

Rewards and positive points value


Can be given by

Typical Examples





Any Member of Staff

Everyday introductory motivational rewards

e.g. general enthusiasm/ working well/participation in House Competitions etc.





Any Member of Staff

Classwork/homework/test result/ATL/oral contribution/community spirit/helpful/tours of the school/representing the school/ performance for the school.

Learning Habits: Reflective learner/Positive working relationship with others/

Resourceful learner/Resilient worker





Any Member of Staff

As above but amplified e.g. Excellent Homework/Improved ATL/ Exemplary behaviour/ Performance for the school/Commended entry for House Competition





Awarded Automatically

100% attendance and punctuality in a week






The Headteacher’s Commendations





Awarded Automatically

No Behaviour Points in a week


All staff can recommend a student(s) to receive a R6. Only SLT/HOFS/HOYS/HOS can issue





Above and Beyond


Sustained outstanding achievement

Out of school achievement e.g. representing the county or above/high grade in music etc.

Significant dedication, after school hours, over and above the norm/charity work/outstanding entry for House Competition



Chancellor's Positive Behaviour for Learning System

Behaviour and negative points value

Examples of Behaviour

Class Teacher (CT)/Head of Faculty (HOF)/Head of Subject (HOS)/Form Tutor (FT) Head of Year (HOY)/Pastoral Assistant (PA)

Expected to do the following:

Resultant sanction


5 pts

Lack of equipment/planner

Lack of response when following instructions

Late to school/lesson > 5 mins without a reason

Off task talking

Uniform/appearance not acceptable


Behaviour challenged and logged on Arbor

Verbal warning (logged on Arbor)



Disrupting the learning environment

Inappropriate language

No homework

No PE kit

Repetition of any B1 offence in a lesson

Talking/arguing/out of seat

Unacceptable classwork

Unacceptable homework


Unacceptable behaviour outside of lesson (Heads of Year only)


B2 logged on Arbor on the day of the incident by the classroom teacher. Lunchtime detention issued and parent notified automatically by Arbor.


Form tutors will advise students of any upcoming detentions during the daily form period. FT will monitor daily/weekly.


Heads of Faculty/Heads of Year to review data half-termly and report to line manager.

Faculty or

Head of Year lunchtime detention

Teachers or Heads of Subject/Faculty will contact home and inform parents of any students that are repeatedly receiving B1s or B2s in their lessons/subject/faculty area.



Failure to attend a B2 LTD

Poor behaviour in a B2 LTD

Poor behaviour outside the classroom

Chewing gum or littering

Persistent failure to bring PE kit

Persistent non-compliance with the school's uniform policy

Poor behaviour at breaktime/lunchtime

Poor behaviour at breaktime/lunchtime (play-fighting)

Refusal to follow instructions

Responding to a member of staff in a rude manner

Use of a mobile phone/electronic device

Not using technology as directed

Incomplete work during isolation

On call


Automatic issue following 3 lates

Automatic issue following 3 B1s in a day

Automatic issue following 5 B1s in a week


B3 logged on Arbor on the day of the incident by the classroom teacher or other member of staff.


After school detention issued automatically for the next day and parent notified automatically by Arbor. Parents are given 24 hours notice of after school detention.


Form tutors will advise students of any upcoming detentions during the daily form period. FT will monitor daily/weekly.


Heads of Faculty/Heads of Year to review data half-termly and report to line manager.


Arbor 5 teachers to accompany relevant students to after school detention in a designated location

After school detention



Negative behaviour towards a peer (one-off incident)

Homophobic behaviour (one-off incident)

Transphobic behaviour (one-off incident)

Racist behaviour (one-off incident)

Sexist behaviour (one-off incident)

Repeated rudeness to members of staff


Vaping/smoking first offence

Poor behaviour in ASD/RLC

Vicinity of smokers – with cigarette / lighters/vaping equipment


Misuse of technology/social media

Poor behaviour in a mock examination

Repetition of any B3 offence

Failure to attend B3 ASD

HoY to investigate incident and to implement RLC


Pastoral Assistant to notify parent by telephone and email if student is place in RLC during the school day


HoY to follow up incident and contact parents

Internal exclusion




Repeated negative behaviour towards a peer (bullying)

Sexism (repetition)

Truancy (repetition)

Racism (repetition)


Homophobia/transphobia (repetition)

Persistent offences B4/B5

Repetition of any B4 offence

Sexual harassment

Swearing at member of staff

Theft (serious)

Unprovoked attack of peer

Serious misuse of technology/social media

Serious or persistent misbehaviour in isolation

Smoking/vaping (repetition)

HOY to investigate

SLT member to authorise

PA to contact Parents



Persistent B4/B5/B6 behaviour

Possession of an offensive weapon

Possession/distribution of drugs

Violence towards a member of staff

Threatening/intimidating a member of staff


Headteacher to implement, assisted by SLT.

Governors to ratify




This list is not definitive. It shows the seriousness of the behaviour and the sanctions you may expect.