– We have consistently high expectations of behaviour throughout the school.

Our Behaviour Policy is closely linked to the ethos of our Mission Statement, ‘To love, to learn with God in our hearts’ and, as a Catholic School, our view of good behaviour comes from Gospel values as well as from our purpose as a place of learning.

You can read our full behaviour policy here (link to Behaviour Policy)

The expectation at St John Evangelist Catholic School is that all pupils are:



We seek to give as much praise and encouragement as we can. We have many positive reinforcements which help steer children towards good behaviour. Positive reinforcement promotes self-confidence which in turn promotes learning.

These include:

  • House point system
  • Class rewards
  • Reporting good behaviour/good deeds to parents through Positive Note Home and/or Positive Telephone Call
  • Public acknowledgement for improved behaviour, exceptional effort etc., through the achievement assemblies – Student of the week assembly
  • Use of stickers
  • Playground friends – modelling good behaviour in the playground
  • Having responsibilities either in the class or in the school in general
  • Having work displayed in the classroom and around the school in a stimulating, attractive and tidy environment
  • Presenting work to the class or showing to other teachers/classes (when appropriate)


Learners are held responsible for their behaviour. Staff will deal with behaviour without
delegating. Staff will use the steps in behaviour for dealing with poor conduct

  1. Helping Hand The adult will help the learner to re-engage with their learning quickly.
  1. The reminder A reminder of the expectations for learners – Ready, Respectful, Safe – delivered privately to the learner. The teacher makes them aware of their behaviour. The learner has a choice to do the right thing.
  1. Last Chance A clear verbal warning delivered privately to the learner making them aware of their behaviour and clearly outlining the consequences if they continue. The learner has a choice to do the right thing. Learners will be reminded of their good previous good conduct to prove that they can make good choices.
  • The learner is asked to speak to the teacher away from others.
  • Boundaries are reset.
  • Learner is asked to reflect on their next step. They are reminded of their previous conduct/attitude/learning.
  • Learner is given a final opportunity to reengage with the learning / follow instructions
  1. Adult Action

The child will be asked to take some time to think about their behaviour and the adult will tell the child the consequence of their behaviour choice. A ‘Time Out’ may take place either in the classroom or in a different room. In general, three minutes should be enough time for the child to consider their actions and how they need to change their behaviour. If a child needs time out from learning, the class teacher may decide that the child then needs to complete the missed learning time at morning or lunchtime break. It will be explained to the child that they are missing time from their break as they missed time from their learning due to their behaviour choices.

  1. Repair

Adult action should be followed by a restorative conversation between the child and the teacher/ teaching assistant who dealt with the behaviour. Once the behaviour has been discussed the child should re-engage with the whole class learning.