House Point System and behaviour rewards


At Long Lawford Primary School we believe that good behaviour and effective discipline are essential to the effective teaching and learning of all pupils.  By working together, we can all ensure that we are promoting a productive, happy, caring and secure learning environment.  We also maintain that effective learning can only take place in a calm and orderly environment where there is mutual respect between all members of our school community. 

Our school bases behaviour management on relational and restorative approaches.  A 'relational approach' is a way of interacting or communicating with others that embodies core values such as respect, inclusiveness, honesty, compassion, cooperation and humility.  The 'restorative approach' is a way of working with conflict that puts the focus on repairing the harm that has been done. It is an approach to conflict resolution that includes all of the parties involved.

Our Houses

At Long Lawford Primary, we have a House Point system that rewards and celebrates positive behaviour choices, positive learning attitudes and the embodiment of the school values of Love, Learn, Persevere and Succeed.  Our houses encourage children to work together in smaller communities and to identify as part of the wider school community.

We have 4 houses in our school which have been chosen by our School Council and the wider staff team.  Our houses are based on winged Mythical Creatures.  Each House has its own identity and links to our school values and learning powers.​

Our Houses are:


Each house has an identity, key learning powers and key school values that represent their mythical creature.


What is this mythical creature?

What are they key Learning Powers for this House?

What is the key School Value for this House?


The Griffin is a mythical creature known as a half-eagle, half-lion in various cultures. In legends and folklore, the beast guards the gold of the kings, as well as other priceless possessions. Moved into the far north, this ancient creature watches over the green gold in the forests.​

Griffin symbolises:

  • Strength​
  • Courage​
  • Loyalty ​
  • Protective





The Sphinx is found in both ancient Egyptian and Greek mythology.​  The Egyptian Sphinx doesn’t have wings but the Greek version does.​

According to the Greek myth, the Sphinx lived outside the city of Thebes, as a curse on the city. It asked a riddle to all travellers, in order to let them pass. The Sphinx would eat anyone who got the riddle wrong. ​

The riddle she asked is a famous one; which is the creature that has one voice, but has four feet in the morning, two feet in the afternoon, and three feet at night?​

Anyone who struggled to answer was eaten by the monster. ​ However, Oedipus managed to answer correctly; he replied "the man", who crawls on all fours as a baby, walks on two as an adult, and needs a walking stick when old.​

Sphinx symbolises:

  • Wisdom​
  • Curiosity​
  • Guardian​
  • Mystery​





A phoenix in Greek mythology was a bird that could live for a long time and could also be regenerated or reborn from the ashes.  Phoenix is sometimes known as firebird. ​

Myths of Phoenix also go back to Ancient Egypt​.  It is thought a Phoenix would live for up to 500 years and when it is reborn it is reborn fully grown. ​

Only one Phoenix could live at a time. Just before its time was up, the Phoenix built a nest and set itself on fire. Then, a new Phoenix would rise from the ashes. ​

Phoenix symbolises:

  • Regeneration and  Renewal ​
  • Hope​
  • Grace​
  • Gives mankind hope and urges us to fight on and keep going​





Pegasus is a mythical, winged horse and one of the most recognised creatures in Greek mythology. Usually, Pegasus is pure white.​

In one version of a Greek story, Pegasus is Zeus’ trusty war horse. During battle, Zeus had the power to throw lightning bolts and hurl thunder at the enemy. Pegasus was responsible for carrying Zeus’ thunder and lighting during battle. ​

The winged horse became a constellation in the sky.

Pegasus symbolises:

  • Freedom​
  • Power​
  • Speed​
  • Imagination and Creativity​
  • A spirit that can soar without limits​




Who leads each house?

Mr Pegley

Mrs Branscomb

Ms Tomes

Mrs Hetherington


How do the Houses work?

Each child and member of staff is assigned to a house.  Both children and staff can earn house points by showing their 3Rs (being Ready, Respectful, Responsible), by showing their Learning Powers (Concentration, Independence, Resilience, Patience, Reflectiveness) and by demonstrating the School Values (Love, Learn, Persevere, Succeed).

Children and staff can earn house point tokens made from recycled plastic and place them in their class jar.  The jars are taken to the main hall throughout the week for the house point tokens to be added to the House Point Collector.  The house points are emptied and counted every Friday at 12pm.  The house with the most house points each week is announced in Phase Assembly every Friday afternoon.  

Once a house point is earned, it is never taken away.

We keep excitement about our Houses going by having House days, House Assemblies, House Competitions, and we also appoint a House Captain from Year 6, who will help the House Leader with a range of House activities.


House Rewards

The house with the most house points earned over the half-term wins the House Cup.  The House Cup is dressed in the winning House colour and displayed in the Main Hall.  The House Cup is received by the House Captain each half-term on behalf of their House.

The winning House will receive a reward for all of their hard work, which is voted on by the House members.  These rewards could be a game afternoon, free play etc.  All members of the House take part in the House reward, including the staff!


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Other Rewards

In our school, we also reward children by:

  • Speaking to parents at the classroom door on the day of their child's achievement
  • Sending postcards home
  • Issuing stickers
  • Hot Chocolate Friday
  • Calling parents to let them know of their child's achievements
  • Sending children to see middle and senior leaders in school
  • Posting achievements on social media