Behaviour, Rewards & Sanctions
Positive encouragement is the basis of motivation at Lyndhurst House.
A formalised system is also in place throughout the School to recognise good work, effort, courtesy, and other qualities.
There is a straightforward set of School Rules, governing movement around the School, appearance, and setting out the School's expectations of the normal standards of polite behaviour, conduct and care for others. Boys are encouraged to apply common sense in every situation, to think of others, to share and play inclusively, and to learn the skills of both teamwork and initiative.
The boys are encouraged to share any concerns with their class teacher or other staff members, and all matters raised are carefully looked into. The School's ethos is such that bullying or persistent unkindness are extremely rare and the boys know that such behaviour would be wholly unacceptable, and dealt with immediately.
Rewards & Sanctions
At Lyndhurst House, we firmly believe that recognising and rewarding good behaviour is more effective than sanctions against poor behaviour.
We therefore take every opportunity to praise pupils when it is appropriate.
Rewards recognise and encourage positive behaviour and attainment. Boys may be awarded House Points, Commendations or Recommended Works in recognition of work that is completed to a high standard, or of behaviour that is noteworthy. In Years 5 & 6, boys can be awarded badges for industry, individual sports, citizenship and the creative arts. In the top two years, ties can be awarded for industry, sport, citizenship, the creative arts and responsibility. Each year a number of prefects are appointed from the Year 8 cohort, and they are given certain responsibilities.
The behaviour of all boys is monitored carefully by the form teacher, Head of Section, and the Headmaster. Parents will always be informed of any serious sanctions, including detentions.