At St. Mary's, positive reinforcement based on affection and approval lies at the heart of our relationship with children. Our rewards and sanctions allow children to learn to make good choices and take responsibility for their actions. Our corporate approach aims to exercise fairness and consistency.


Following consultation with the school's Ethos Group the following Golden Choices have been agreed. These choices are discussed regularly with the children and displayed prominently around school.

We make the right choices to …..

  • Trust and be trustworthy.
  • Be hopeful and bring hope.
  • Show friendship.
  • Persevere.
  • Forgive one another as we are forgiven.
  • Be peaceful.

Children who make good choices are rewarded in many ways such as stars, team points, golden tickets, Headteacher's Stars and Effort Certificates. Unwanted choices may be dealt with by the loss of playtimes or privileges. Parents are informed and asked for support when necessary. The school’s Behaviour Policy (incorporating Anti-Bullying and Pastoral Care) sets out in detail our rewards and tiered approach to sanctions.

Sources of information:

Valuing all God's Children


Anti-bullying Alliance

 Behaviour Autumn 2021.pdfDownload
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