TREE Targets

Information about TREE

The TREE Project (Towards Responsibility for Education and Employment) is the system used in school for recognising and rewarding good behaviour.



There are 5 branches or areas where pupils can set and achieve targets for their behaviour:

  1. Friendship
  2. Service
  3. Justice
  4. Creation
  5. Community


Each of the branches is broken down into separate targets that are appropriate to the child’s age. These are displayed on a class target sheet on the TREE display in each classroom. When a child achieves one of the targets it is ticked off on the chart. The first three targets from each section are in a bold font and these must be achieved along with two others.

When the child has achieved 5 of the targets they are rewarded with a leaf, with their name on, to put onto the class tree.

Each week one of the targets is highlighted during the Friday Celebration Assembly and that becomes a special target to work towards during the following week.


Golden Apples

When a child has achieved all of their leaves they become a ‘Golden Apple’ which is rewarded by an end of year treat.

Children begin each year with a blank target sheet and can, therefore, achieve a Golden Apple each year. 

Here are the TREE Targets. Remember that the first three in bold font must be achieved along with two others from each section to enable pupils to receive their Golden Apple Award.



Article 15: Every child has the right to meet with other children

and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop

other people from enjoying their rights.

I respect the rights of other pupils.

I respect all adults.

I have excellemt behaviuor in PPA lessons and After School Clubs.

I am kind to others in school and online.

I share equipment with others sensibly.

I care for others.

I listen to the views of others in the classroom.

I take turns with others.

I let someone join in my game on the playground.

I have settled well into my new class.


Article 12: Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them

and to have their views taken seriously.


I was a good school representative on a trip.

I have shown commitment to at least one out of school- hours club for at least two terms.

I have had my say on a school matter.

I have represented the school in a sporting event and shown excellent sportsmanship.

Local Community

I have attended a church service.

I have joined the local library.

I have participated in a local school's event.

National Community

I have learned the National Anthem.

I have celebrated a national event such as the Queen’s birthday.

Global Community

I have shown respect and understanding for followers of other faiths.

I have contributed to charitable giving.



Article 24

Every child has the right to the best possible health.

Governments must work to provide good quality health care,

clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy.

I try new foods.

I always tidy up after myself and keep the classroom tidy.

I join in sporting and PE activities to keep healthy.

I always have my PE kit in school.

I recycle paper and never waste pages in my exercise books.

I always switch off the computer when I have finished.

I walk or ride my bike to school.

I care for plants and trees in school.

I wat my dinner at school and don't waste food.


Article 13: Every child must be free to say what they think

and to seek and receive all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.

I understand the difference between right and wrong.

I respect the opinions of others even if I don’t share them.

I haven't had a Red Card all year.

I always tell the truth even if I have done the wrong thing.

I forgive others when they have upset me.

I undertsna dthe difference between a Law and 'doing the right thing'.

I report any bullying that I hear about (including online bullying) to an adult.

I use the internet responsibly and report any unkindness that I am aware of.

I keep my passwords safe.



Article 28

Every child has the right to an education.

Primary education must be free.

Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity.

I hand my homework in on time and read regularly at home.

I have achieved 96%* attendance this year.

I have been green in punctuality all year.

All of my absences have been authorised.

I am a reliable monitor.

I have taken part in a vote in school.

I haven't had any yellow cards this year.

I have shown resilience and perseverance in all of my lessons.

*In exceptional medical/ illness circumstances this will be lower at the Headteacher’s discretion. 

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