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Glebe Primary

Glebe Primary





Whole School Reward Systems

Every classroom displays our core values

Glebe's core values:
Nurture, Inspire, Challenge (NIC)

Our Glebe values focus on positive behaviour and attitude 


We care about each other’s safety (including E-safety) and well-being.

We show each other respect.

We encourage and support each other.

We help ourselves and others.

We feel safe and protected in our school environment.


We develop skills and learn exciting facts and information.

We inspire each other by being positive role models.

We feel inspired when our hard work is valued and praised.

We motivate and encourage each through our positive attitude to life and learning.

We have a love for learning and challenge.


We are encouraged to develop and extend our skills and talents.

We learn about things that make us think.

We learn about the beautiful world we live in.

We try to be the best that we can be.

We always strive to improve.

The Glebe Values reinforce these values through our whole school assemblies, class assemblies and displays around the school.

NIC rewards 

There is a central display near the entrance of the school displaying these values. Children will be awarded a counter (each value is a different colour) to put into a jar and invited to record details of which value they have demonstrated in our very special NIC book. There is always a whole school event/reward at the end of the summer term focusing on the value of whichever jar has the most counters in.

Our children will be encouraged to invite parents/carers in to see their name and reason why they were awarded a ‘Glebe Value’ counter in the special book.

Golden Time (KS1) and Together Time (KS2)

During the Summer Term 2019, we are going to be trialling an exciting new initiative to help promote our ‘Nurture, Inspire and Challenge’ values and encourage increasingly more behaviours across the school. This change in the practices, will build on the work done by Miss Williams and Year 2 and in effect we will be looking at a whole school trial or a change we want to fully implement.

Every Friday, each child will be given 30 minutes of ‘Golden Time’ in KS1, or ‘Together Time’ in KS2. Across year groups, teachers will plan fun and rewarding activities for the children to take part in such as karaoke, yoga, quizzes, scavenger hunts ….. we have some very creative ideas! The children will choose their activity at the beginning of the week and, if they follow the school’s NIC values, they will enjoy all this time with their peers.

If a child does not follow our values, they will begin to lose ‘chunks’ of this time. In Year 1 and 2, these losses will be in 3 minutes and in KS2, 5 minutes. Children will be given warnings before losing their Golden / Together Time as a reminder to change their behaviour. Once a child has lost a chunk of time, it cannot be earnt back. In Years 1 and 2, we will inform parents and carers if their child loses 15 or more minutes of Golden Time. In KS2 we shall inform for each 5 minute loss.

We hope this will prove to be a fun way to promote and reward some of the excellent behaviour we already see here at Glebe. Please come and talk to a member of the leadership team if you have any questions.

Some of our other whole school rewards 

We believe that good work and positive behaviour should be recognised and acknowledged. We do this through a range of rewards, which include:

  • Good learning/behaviour/work stickers and stamps
  • Homelearning book comments and notes home
  • Verbal praise 
  • 'Ask Me What I Did' badges
  • Head and Deputy stickers
  • Simply the Best certificates 
  • Positive comments and feedback, both verbally and written in books
  • Telephone calls and certificates home
  • Celebration of achievements in our newsletters  
  • Governor Award 
  • Sports persons of the year awards
  • Class Attendance Award 
  • Librarian Award

Marbles (KS1 and KS2) 

Children can be awarded marbles for demonstrating good behaviour and participation in lessons linked to our Glebe Values. These marbles feed into a class jar and act as a collective class reward system. When a class jar is full, the whole class has a treat (termly), chosen by the children and teacher.  Marbles can be given by any adult in the school (virtual marbles are given to children if they are not in their own classroom).

 Golden Play (KS1 and KS2)

Golden Play

Golden Play is a whole class weekly reward. Every child is entitled to Golden Play which consists of a range of fun, organised, timetabled activities provided every Friday afternoon.

 Golden Glebie Award (KS1 + KS2)

Golden Glebie certificates are given to 1 child from each class, each week, who have exhibited good behaviour or work linked to our NIC values.  The certificates are given out in a Key Stage assembly, where the children’s achievements are celebrated and shared by their class teachers. Children receiving these awards attend a tea party with the Headteacher every week - where they have lots of fun and laughter! 

 Gold Stars (KS1 and KS2)

Gold Stars recognise individual achievements and are given for excellent work or exceptional effort with work. The gold stars are recorded on a poster, that is displayed in the classroom. When 10, 25, 40, 50 stars are reached, parents/carers are informed and the child will receive a certificate at the next Monday assembly.

  • 10 gold stars = bronze certificate & non-school uniform on a Friday
  • 25 gold stars = silver certificate & non-school uniform on a Friday
  • 40 gold stars = gold certificate & non-school uniform on a Friday
  • 50 gold stars = platinum certificate & non-school uniform on a Friday plus a star prize