Class Dojos

All parents will receive information on how to sign up to class dojo. It is a free app that links directly with our main whole school behaviour strategy. If you have not yet signed up to it then it’s really important that you do, to strengthen the partnership between school and home to promote positive behaviour and support in diminishing negative behaviour.  


We use a variety of positive reinforcement strategies to encourage and reward positive behaviour choices. Children who follow our HARRI values will be displayed as Green, Silver or Gold on their class recognition board. Any children on Gold have the chance to be chosen as their class HARRI Star of the Week and earn a Hot Chocolate treat. Children can also earn individual Green Dojos and earn a certificate/ individual reward and House Points which go towards a collective reward for the winning house at the end of the half term as well as individual HARRI stickers and good work stickers or rewards in class. 


We have developed a system for low level behaviour that will result, after a reminder and a warning, to receive a yellow dojo. The amount of yellow dojos received will be monitored carefully by the pastoral team and Senior Leadership so that we can identify children who are struggling and potentially will need support in making the right decisions.

Red Dojos will be given for what we believe are unacceptable behaviours or if children continue to exhibit persistent Yellow Dojo behaviours after reminders and positive reinforcement.  If a child receives a red dojo then parents will be notified either face to face or via telephone and will also receive a letter which will ask for your support in following up that behaviour at home. Multiple occasions of Red dojos will lead to Parents/ Carers meeting with staff to identify ways in which we can support children to succeed and an intervention plan put into place.

Any time a child starts a behaviour intervention, this will be done with the partnership of parents and carers in order to show our children that we, as school and parents, are a team who are here to support our children.

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Red Dojo Behaviours:

Please note that for severe behaviours, a reminder or warning is not always given before a red dojo is issued.

We have a caring team who are committed to supporting children who struggle in any element of school life including behaviour. At each stage of this process, support will be put in place in order to teach and nurture our children to make the right choices.

Children with Special Educational Needs

In order for our behaviour policy to be successful, it is important that we are consistent with our approach and expectations. With this said, we have individual plans, strategies and sanctions in place to support our children with special education needs so that they are aware of and make the right choices.

As a school community, we thank you in advance for your support and recognising that to be truly successful, we need to work together to support the children in our community.


You can find our full Trust Behaviour Policy and Topcliffe Promoting Positive Behaviour Procedures on the policies page of this website here: