Rewards and Consequences

Here at the Horizon School, we believe that a healthy and positive culture and climate for learning are vital to help everyone fulfil their potential
Horizon will always support students to be the very best versions of themselves by:
  • Promoting desired behaviour.
  • Promoting self-esteem, self-discipline, proper regard for authority, and positive relationships based on mutual respect.
  • Ensuring equality and fair treatment for all.
  • Praising and rewarding good behaviour.
  • Encouraging learning and reflection when mistakes are made
  • Providing a safe environment free from disruption, violence, discrimination, bullying and any form of harassment.
  • Encouraging positive relationships with parents.
  • Developing positive relationships with students
  • Promoting a culture of praise and encouragement in which all pupils can achieve.
We have in place a very reasonable and proportionate rewards and consequence system, which we use to maintain the high standards that are expected. Our system is outlined below:




Behaviour displayed from student Action from staff


Behaviour displayed from student Action from staff

Learning behaviours that are:





Verbal recognition or positive feedback in marking – positive points Being off task Prompt/encouragement/verbal warning
Learning behaviour that goes beyond what has been asked Positive points awarded – class teacher to contact home for positive call


Further disengagement

Further warning – points affected


Points to be reviewed and explained at the end of each lesson

Constantly good learning behaviours in all lessons which results in good progress Commendation from class teacher and positive points – eligibility for 2pm reward each day


Disrupting the learning of others due to unacceptable behaviour, bad language.

Negative points and ineligibility for daily reward after school and lunch


Reflection time replaces reward


Contact home from class teacher

Excellent records for attendance, punctuality and behaviour across each half term

Eligibility for latest reward experience (every half term)


Possible referral to IYFA Panel for reintegration to mainstream.


Repeated unacceptable behaviour and not meeting the expectations of staff

Refer to SLT and further reflection – SLT contact home-


Loss of daily reward, ineligibility for half termly reward


Constantly making a significant contribution to school, excellent records for attendance, punctuality and behaviour and going above and beyond expectations each day

Commendation from Headteacher – further reward.


Possible referral to IYFA Panel for reintegration to mainstream.


Serious behaviour incidents: smoking, violence, threatening behaviour, repeated bad language, repeated refusal to follow instructions of staff, endangering self and others.

Refer to SLT.  FTE and parental meeting arranged


For any behaviour that endangers students or staff, Team Teach techniques may be applied to safeguard all students and staff