Promoting Positive Behaviour
Our aim in Carnmoney Primary School is to provide a safe, secure, happy and structured atmosphere for effective learning. In attempting to achieve this we have two specific objectives:
- To develop in pupils a sense of self-discipline and an acceptance of responsibility for their own actions;
- To create the conditions for an orderly community promoting effective learning, in which there is mutual respect between all members and a proper concern for the immediate environment.
All teachers expect and achieve high standards of discipline, a situation enhanced by the active support of parents. All parents receive a copy of the school’s ‘Positive Behaviour Policy’ and are encouraged to work closely with the school in ensuring that the children are settled and happy in primary school. The maintenance of positive behaviour is based on the use of ‘Golden Rules’ and ‘Golden Time’.
Our six ‘Golden Rules’ are as follows:
- We are gentle;
- We are kind and helpful;
- We listen;
- We are honest ;
- We work hard ;
- We look after property.
Part of growing up is about learning what is acceptable and unacceptable and gradually taking responsibility for one’s own behaviour. Our approach to discipline is to encourage and celebrate good behaviour and positive achievements in all children. The class teacher will make every effort to reinforce good behaviour and a sense of achievement within their classrooms. In addition the following procedures will be adopted:
- a quiet word of encouragement;
- a positive written comment in a book;
- special praise for better effort or improved behaviour;
- good work being taken to another teacher or Principal for commendation;
- public praise in class or assembly;
- class award systems;
- weekly and annual merit awards also encourage good behaviour;
- use of ‘Golden Time’.