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School Reward Systems

At Westbury Infant School we ensure every opportunity is taken to celebrate the children's learning, effort, attitude and achievement.

Behaviour Assembly (every Monday)                                     Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificates are presented weekly to children in each class for exceptional learning, attitude, effort and achievement. 

The Behaviour Cup is awarded to the class where the most children have been ‘Green all week’.                                                                                                                                

Gem Powers
We have introduced Gem Powers to Westbury Infant School. This is a way of encouraging children to develop positive behaviours that will support their learning. A child can win unlimited gem powers certificates which are presented every Monday in assembly.

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Diamond – Being responsible

  • tried to solve his/her own problem rather than relying on an adult
  • used their learning ‘toolkit’ (different strategies they have been taught) to identify what they needed to do when they were stuck
  • used their talk partners/teachers to ask good questions to help move their learning on
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Emerald – Being courageous and sticking with it even when it gets tough 

  • brave enough to ‘have a go’ with their learning even though they know they might make a mistake
  • comfortable to make mistakes as they know these help them to learn
  • learn from their mistake and ‘bounce back’, they stick with it
  • remain calm even though they have been upset or angry
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Sapphire – Keeping focus 

  • keeps on task even though there are lots of distractions 
  • keeps listening to others (teacher and others in the class) even when there are distractions
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Ruby – Supporting others 

  • gives support to others by listening to them and smiling at them
  • praises others when they do well
  • helps others when they have a problem
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Topaz – Collaboration, learning in a big group 

  • shared at least one idea with the whole group 
  • taken turns to share ideas 
  • asked different questions in their group to make sure that they have known that their idea is in everyone’s heads
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Amethyst – Cooperation, learning with a partner 

  • shared ideas with their partner, talking and listening skills 
  • take in turns to listen and then share what they thought 
  • added a new idea to their old ones
Purple Learner

We believe it is important for children to understand what it is to be a successful learner. Children who demonstrate such qualities in every day learning are called 'Purple Learners'. We reward lifelong learning skills with purple stickers home.  Pupils of WIS understand that being a purple learner demonstrates outstanding behaviour for learning. Each class chooses a ‘Purple Learner’ at the end of each day, who is given a special sticker.

To be a successful purple learner WIS pupils

  • Know and understand what they are learning
  • Know why they are learning
  • Are involved in reviewing and improving their learning
  • Ask questions and know what they could learn next
  • Feel safe and understand that they learn from making mistakes
  • Challenge their own learning
  • Avoid giving up
  • Enjoy learning!

Good Manners Award                                                                                     

All through the week, MDSA's are looking to see which children demonstrate good manners in the lunch hall. These children are then awarded a certificate and are excellent role models for their peers. These certificates are presented weekly in Monday's assembly.                                                                                                                                           Manners Award                                                                                                                         We believe it is important for children to understand and demonstrate good manners and politeness. Every day, each class teacher will award the Manners Award sticker to a child who has demonstrated these attributes that day.

Star of the Week                                                                                                                          Each class has a Star of the Week where they are celebrated for showing good learning behaviours as well as being a STAR!  Their photo takes centre stage in each class display.                                                                                                                                          

Headteacher's and Deputy Headteacher's stickers                        These are given to children who are brought to leadership with an adult to share something amazing - it could be learning, attitude or effort!  We always take the time to celebrate these occasions as they are important to recognise this achievement.   

Playtime Award/ Lunchtime Award

These special stickers are awarded for exceptional behaviour at playtime or lunchtime by staff on duty.

Celebration Assembly                                                                                                                  Every Friday, Mrs Budge looks forward to sharing the certificates that the teacher writes to share super achievement.The children explain their learning and show the rest of the children what they have done. The certificates are taken home to share and celebrate.


Star Reader & Star Writer                                                                                                         

 Throughout every short term (six weeks or so), raffle tickets are given to the children by the adults when they see super reading, writing or maths. These raffle tickets are then put in three class pots. Then in a celebration assembly at the end of the term, one Star Reader, one Star Writer and one Star Mathematician from each class is drawn out of the pots.  The Star Reader wins a high quality picture/reading book and the Star Writer receives a very special starry pencil and a writing pad. The Star Mathematician receives a high quality maths picture book. There is a real sense of anticipation during the raffle and of course, the more tickets you have then the greater your chance of winning!

Positive Behaviour

At Westbury Infant School we use a traffic light system for behaviour.  This means the children all start the day off with a green card, if they cause low level disruption during the school day they will be issued with a yellow warning card, if this behaviour continues or escalates they will be issued with a red card, they will be sent to a member of the senior leadership team and their parents will be informed at the end of the school day.  It is important to remember the children always start a new day on a green card.  Our teachers use positive behaviour awards throughout the day such as stickers and certificates, at the end of the week the class with the least number of yellow and red cards win the behaviour cup which is awarded during assembly.