Woodside High School

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Teaching is outstanding and teachers have the highest expectations for their students. Teachers constantly work with students to achieve the very best." - Ofsted 2014

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Behaviour for Learning

Rewards and Consequences          

Actions students choose will have consequences.

  • Good choices will result in praise and rewards (Vivos).
  • Poor choices will result in consequences. 


The Vivo Miles rewards system recognises students who make the right choices. Vivo Miles are awarded to students for going above and beyond basic expectations and can be redeemed online in exchange for some of the following rewards:

  • Cinema vouchers
  • Shopping vouchers
  • Stationery items
  • Sports and Music equipment
  • Books
  • and lots more

Vivo Miles

Students will automatically enter Woodside’s reward programme by accumulating Vivo Miles. All Vivo Miles will be recorded on SIMs. Vivos may be given out by members of staff for things like:

  • good independent work in class or at home
  • Renaissance Reading and reading quizzes being successfully completed
  • good effort / contribution in lessons
  • good presentation
  • contribution to whole school events
  • extra-curricular activities
  • representing Woodside High School in a positive light
  • Consistently being on time, having equipment and correct uniform
  • 100% attendance
  • Supporting other students


The Consequence System is used when students make the wrong choices. The system is consistent across the school and gives students the opportunity to reflect on their actions and change their behaviour. Like the consistent expectations regarding Teaching and Learning (Do Now, No Dead Time etc.) the expectations regarding behaviour are also consistent across the school. This supports new teachers and supply teachers in particular.

It is essential that C1 and C2 warnings are recorded on the whiteboard (if in the classroom) so that students can see that the system is being fairly and consistently applied.

If students reach a C4 or C5 sanction it is essential that this is recorded on SIMs.

The 5 Levels of Consequence poster (below) should be clearly visible in all classrooms.


Verbal warning recorded on board


Final verbal warning recorded on board


Detention for minimum of 15 minutes (with class teacher or other adult)


Detention for 45 minutes after school (whole school detention). Logged on SIMs


Possible removal from lesson, referral to HOD/YAM/SLT. Investigation and further sanction.



Verbal Warning

A student who is rude, shouts out, disobeys instructions or behaves inappropriately will be issued with a first warning - Consequence One (C1) by the class teacher or support staff. These verbal warnings are not to be centrally recorded but should be noted by the class teacher e.g. on the board, in notebook etc. Teachers need to be calm and decisive in giving a warning to a pupil. Examples of where a C1 can be communicated to a student are;

  • Rudeness e.g. chatting back to a teacher or other adult, talking whilst teacher is talking, making comments to other pupils which cause them to react
  • Shouting out
  • Disobeying instructions of a teacher or other adult
  • Behaving inappropriately e.g. moving around without permission

Remember – as part of the Woodside High School strategies for effective teaching and learning to take place; we need to give students a time and a chance to correct any misbehaviour e.g. I will give you time to pick up that pen but if you refuse to do so then there will be a consequence.


Final Warning

If a student persists in being rude, shouts out, disobeys instructions or behaves inappropriately then a second, final warning is issued, and a tick is made against their name on the board (if in class).

The issuing of C2 gives a student the choice and chance to make the final, right, decision



If a student does not meet the expectations for a third time they receive a detention.

A detention will be issued for minimum of 15 minutes.

This detention could take place at break, lunchtime or after school.



If a student does not meet the expectations for a fourth time, the length of their detention is extended.

A detention will be issued for 45 minutes after school.

This must be entered on SIMs and parents/carers must be given 24 hours’ notice.

A C3 or C4 could be given due to an escalation of warnings, (C1, C2 etc.) or may jump straight to this category due to the severity of the incident (see automatic C4 behaviours below):

C3 or C4 after escalation of warnings in classrooms

  • Continued rudeness e.g. chatting back to a teacher or other adult, talking whilst teacher is talking, making comments to other students which cause them to react
  • Continual shouting out
  • Continual disobeying instructions of a teacher or other adult
  • Continual inappropriate behaviour e.g. moving around without permission, throwing pens or paper across room
  • Failure to complete, satisfactorily, classwork, homework or coursework.

Automatic C4 around the school or in class

  • Persistent inappropriate uniform e.g. no blazer, consistently not wearing uniform correctly
  • Rudeness to staff
  • Deliberately offensive language directed at an individual e.g. swearing etc.


If a student does not meet the expectations for a fifth time they may be removed from the lesson (sent to Remove) and behaviour will be investigated by HOD/YAM/SLT.

This challenge to the staff member’s authority has to be over and above all of the reasons listed for a C3 or C4. Any adult in the school who feels that the authority of the school has been challenged may issue a C5.

C5 incidents must be referred to the HOD/YAM/SLT for further investigation.

Automatic C5:

  • Absolute refusal
  • Swearing at staff
  • Intimidating/threatening behaviour
  • Fighting
  • Carrying a weapon
  • Carrying/use of drugs

Remember – reasons for giving the consequence must be made clear. Students should know why they have received the consequence, how to modify their behaviour and what the consequences will be if they continue to behave inappropriately.

Student Reports

Students can be placed on report to their tutor (green report), YAM (orange report) or a member of the Senior Leadership Team (red report) when there are concerns about their behaviour.  See the Consequence Pyramid for guidance on which level of report is appropriate.

Parents/Carers must be informed when a student is placed on report.

Consequence Pyramid


EXAMPLE ACTIONS: alcohol, drugs, fireworks, weapons, threatening/assaulting staff, group attack on student, systematic bullying

CONSEQUENCE RANGE: Fixed Term Exclusion, Permanent Exclusion, Managed Move, Referral to PRU, parental/carer involvement, involve school Police Officer, Pastoral Support Programme, Red Report to SLT

LEAD STAFF: Headteacher/Associate Headteacher



EXAMPLE ACTIONS: Persistent C4 and C5, truancy, smoking, prejudicial/discriminatory behaviour, theft, swearing at staff, fighting, vandalism, bullying

CONSEQUENCE RANGE: Fixed Term Exclusion, Internal Exclusion, Restorative Justice Meeting, meetings with parents/carers, involve school Police Officer, Orange Report to SLT




EXAMPLE ACTIONS: Persistent disruption to learning, anti-social behaviour in social areas, disobeying instructions, rudeness, inappropriate uniform, lateness, failure to complete homework

CONSEQUENCE RANGE: C1, C2 and C3 warnings, C4 detentions, subject teacher/tutor detentions, meeting with parents/carers, Green Report to Tutor

LEAD STAFF: Subject Teacher/Tutor

All consequences are indicated as a guideline and are context based. Final consequences will depend on the precise nature of the incident, including the age and vulnerability of the student involved.

All incidents at ORANGE or RED stages should be recorded on SIMS