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 am kind to others on the playground.


I care for others.


I listen to the views of others in the classroom.

I take turns with others.


I have settled into my new class well.

I let someone join in my game on the playground.


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 had my say on a school matter.


Local Community

I have attended a church service.


I have joined the local library.


National Community

I have learned the National Anthem.


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

Global Community

I have worked hard in language lessons.


I have learned about a different country.



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 eat my dinner at school and don’t waste food.

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

I join in sporting and PE activities to keep healthy.

I care for the plants and trees 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 keep my coat and PE kit tidily on my peg.


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

I share equipment in the classroom and on the playground with others sensibly.


I forgive others when they have upset me.


I play well with others on the playground.


I report any bullying that I hear about to an adult.

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

I keep my password secret.



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.


I have achieved 96%* attendance this year.

I have not taken a holiday during term time.

I arrive at school on time most days.


I read at home regularly and bring my reading folder into school.

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


I am a reliable monitor.


I have taken part in a vote in school.


I haven’t had any red or yellow cards this year.


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

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