In 2017, our Chaplain worked with all classes to develop the school’s behaviour matrix. This is a grid of expectations when children are in the classroom, playground, hallway, toilet, dining room, assembly or on an excursion. The behaviours are linked to our new school values: respect, perseverance and kindness. The next step in the process is to develop a whole school reward ‘got you’ system for positive reinforcement of the desired behaviours. In 2018, classrooms are trialling ClassDojo as the possible whole school reward system.
ClassDojo is a positive feedback platform that connects teachers, parents and students. As the tool is today, ClassDojo enables teachers to give “Dojo points” to students for showing positive behaviors, as well as communicating this progress to their parents. Publicly, the company says that millions of teachers, students and parents use the tool every day.