Good to be Green

Our ‘It’s Good to Be Green’ behaviour scheme provides an effective way to promote positive behaviour in the classroom. It allows for recognition for pupils who behave appropriately, while keeping track of pupils who find it harder to meet the schools behaviour code. It is a fair and consistent approach and ensures that pupils know the rules and behaviour expected in school regardless of what classroom they are in or who is teaching them.

This outlines the behaviour reward system which we have introduced to reinforce our Behaviour Policy.

We believe that children should develop good discipline through positive encouragement and instruction whilst understanding their rights and responsibilities within the school setting.

All pupils have the right to feel safe at school; the right to learn and the right to be respected and to have fair treatment.

Within society we follow a series of ground rules that allow us to live together in relative harmony. In classrooms, children are made aware of our ‘Good to be Green Rules’ which are:

We are kind, polite, helpful and are aware of others’ feelings.

We listen carefully to others without interrupting them.

We look after our own and other people’s belongings.

We try our best, work hard and learn from our mistakes.

We treat other people the way we would like to be treated.

We always tell the truth.

These rules are written in a positive way and are fair. Pupils and adults have ownership of the code. Pupils and adults are in constant discussion over what is written and what the rules mean to them.

Each classroom has a Good to be Green wall chart with a space for each child. Every pupil has three cards behind their name: Green, Yellow (Warning) and Red (Consequence).

The Good to be Green rules are also displayed in each classroom. 

The aim is to enable pupils to stay on the green card by supporting them in following the school rules.

Each day all pupils will start again with their green card displayed in the wall chart.


1) Green Card

Pupils will have a green card to show that they have been following the school rules.

2. Yellow Card (Warning)

Occasionally children will need a reminder of behaviour expectations in school. Pupils will be given a verbal reminder that if the behaviour continues a warning card will be given.

If the behaviour still continues the pupils will be given a yellow warning card which will be displayed in the classroom wall chart. As a concesquence the pupil will miss ten minutes of their next playtime.

As soon as the pupil demonstrates that they have modified their behaviour they will be moved back to the green card.

If the pupil does not modify their behaviour the adult working with them will provide strategies and support to help them to move back to green.

3) Red Card

If the behaviour still does not modify despite warnings and support a red consequence card will be issued.

There will be rare occasions where a child’s behaviour will take them straight to red. These are:

  • Hurting other children - by hitting, kicking, or with words
  • Bullying (persistent physical or verbal abuse towards another pupil).
  • Using bad language
  • Stealing

Class teachers will record the cards that pupils are given on a wall chart and keep a log of any yellow and red cards issued. This will help teachers to record and reward those pupils that stay on green. It will also help them to identify any patterns where pupils are not keeping to the Good to Be Green School Rules and help to develop further strategies to support the child in making the correct choices.

Lunchtime supervisors will keep a record of any incidents at lunchtime and pass them on to the class teachers. The class teachers will then decide if there is a card to be given.

Parents will be informed where there are persistent concerns regarding a pupil’s behaviour.

Parents are encouraged to contact school with any concerns they may have regarding their child’s behaviour so that supportive strategies can be put in place.


The following day pupils will start afresh on a green card.

Those that have been issued a red card will not take part in the end of term reward (Good to be Green Celebration Day) but will still be able to work towards other weekly rewards (golden time and whole class certificates). We want to encourage pupils to feel positive about their behaviour and to be given rewards wherever possible.


Rewarding Good Behaviour

Good to be Green Celebration Day – A termly reward for all pupils who remained on green for the term by sticking to the Good to Be Green School Rules.

Stickers – children will be awarded stickers for demonstrating that they are upholding our Golden Rules

Weekly certificates in our Celebration Assembly to commend particular classes where all pupils have remained on green.   

Super Play – those who have been green all week will be rewarded with a special activity.


Good to be Green is an inclusive behaviour system. We have consulted with behaviour support staff to ensure that where there are specific individual needs they will be catered for in the way that we implement the scheme.


We value our partnership with parents/carers. Thank you in advance for reinforcing the importance of our Good to be Green School Rules at home to ensure that all pupils are learning in a caring, safe and positive environment which allows all our pupils to flourish

Please read the parent information booklet below