Behaviour and Rewards

Across Laurus Schools, our climate is positive and optimistic. We have a learning and success culture where achievement and effort are rewarded; where all are challenged to do their best and where all are valued and respected. 


Through our rewards policy we aim to motivate and praise students for their effort, participation and achievement both individually and within their college. All students will be awarded individual LORICA Points but they will also share responsibility for generating points towards their college total. 

LORICA Points are awarded for: 


Certificates of achievement are awarded when students achieve a certain number of LORICA Points. School badges are awarded for outstanding achievements, representing the school in different areas and student leadership. 

Towards the end of the summer term, the college with the most points overall will receive the College Cup. Students with the highest individual points total within each college will also be recognised for their contribution by a Head of Year or Director of Studies. 

Behaviour for Learning 

We closely monitor ‘Behaviour for Learning’ in lessons and the completion of Practice, Preparation & Retrieval (PP&R). We will record instances where we believe that a student’s behaviour for learning is preventing them from making good progress. This allows us to put intervention strategies in place and alert parents/carers to this at an early stage. 


Students are responsible for their own behaviour. Consequences will result from their choices, which includes:

  • C1 – formal warning 
  • C2 – 10 minute detention 
  • C3 – 30 minute detention 
  • C4 – 1 hour detention (removal from lesson) 
  • C5 – serious incident 
  • Out of class C3 – 1/2 hour detention at lunch or after school
  • No PP&R – 10 minute detention.

 A further C sanction will be issued if a student challenges the decision to be given a B or C code. 

Three or more behaviour incidents (including no PP&R) will result in students receiving an hour Head of Year detention after school. 

Students, parents/carers and school staff share the responsibility to ensure that learning is not disrupted due to bad behaviour. Student’s behaviour is also monitored outside of class time.  

Internal exclusions, suspensions and permanent exclusions can be issued in extreme circumstances. 

For more information, please find our Behaviour Policy under the policies section of our website.