Behaviour Policy and School Expectations

At Pear Tree Mead we help all the children to grow so that they can reach the branches to their future.

To achieve this vision, we base everything we do around making sure that we help children grow.  If a plan does not help us get closer to our vision, then we won’t do it.

To become a fully grown citizen, children need to reach the branches of the Pear Tree.

Each life skill is introduced to the children with a forest animal which sits on a branch of the tree.  In EYFS 3 skills are focused on, KS1 and KS2 all 6 will be focused on but with clear progression of what this looks like within each key stage – see below.


Respectful Mouse     

Self-Belief Squirrel

Inquisitive Fox 

Aspirational Owl

Togetherness Rabbit 

Resilience Hedgehog



Early Years





Respectful Mouse




Respectful Mouse

Beliefs/opinions/difference, trustworthy and honest, health and self-care


Open minded, tolerance, self-respect (healthy relationships, online behaviour), empathy, morality

Self-belief Squirrel


Try our best

Health and self-care


Self-belief Squirrel

Independent, confidence, challenge

Self belief

Emotions (mental health), okay not to be confident all the time, support (others and yourself), optimistic

Inquisitive Fox

Grow our brain

New things


Inquisitive Fox

Involved, enthusiastic (optimistic), imaginative


Curiosity, enquiring mind, greater depth, creativity

Aspirational Owl

Pride, aiming high (short and long term), goal setting, outside clubs/skills, job experiences



Volunteering/hobbies, jobs, pride, goals

Togetherness Rabbit

Team work, supporting others




Self-togetherness, self-awareness (impact on others and others on you), community, team work (choosing the right role)

Resilience Hedgehog

Take risks (practical), managing failure, try again, new ideas, responsible


Academic risk, emotional resilience, determination, flearning (managing failure/emotions), perseverance, responsible (taking responsibility)


The animals can be seen around the school to remind children of the branches (skills) they are working towards.  PSHE lessons, assemblies and class times are planned around the branches so that children are taught and reminded of these on a regular basis.  There is a focus on reaching one of the branches each half term.

Our school expectations for classrooms, play time and lunchtime are decided upon by the whole school and will be displayed around the school as reminders.  Classes write classroom expectations together at the beginning of the year and these can be found in classrooms.



Children receive recognition for work, pro-social behaviour and effort.  We have a structured behaviour system where children can be recognised for exemplary behaviour or for reaching (or striving towards) each branch on the tree (achieving the skill).  These children are put in the ‘Golden Book.’  This occurs once a week and will be celebrated in assembly and on our school APP.  It can be viewed in the school’s main office entrance.

The children are arranged in house teams and can earn points for their house.  The houses are named after the planets.  They are Bluebell (blue) Poppy (red) Clover (green) Daffodil (yellow).  The winning team can then come in in non-school uniform for their reward.  This takes place each half term.

Head Teachers Awards are also awarded for hard work and exceptional effort in class.


We also run a behaviour raffle system at lunchtimes. Children are rewarded with a raffle ticket if they behave as expected at lunchtime.  This can be for eating nicely in the hall, playing games together in the playground, following instructions or helping tidy away the toys.  These raffle tickets are entered into a weekly draw for a small prize and then entered into the big draw that happens half termly.  The class who collect the most tickets in a week receive a golden raffle ticket which is displayed in the hall on a graph display board. To see who has won the big raffle draw please see our achievements page on our website.


You can view our behaviour policy in full by clicking on the link below:-