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Promoting positive behaviour

Good behaviour is essential to good learning.  The general aim of the school is to provide an atmosphere of mutual respect and collective responsibility.  Pupils, parents/carers and staff all have an important part to play in producing and sustaining this positive ethos.  The rules of the school are of a common sense nature, bearing in mind the interest and safety of all concerned.

Our school rules are as follows:-

  • Be a great learner
  • Be safe
  • Be respectful
  • Be responsible
  • Be kind


We want all our children to feel safe and happy so that they can enjoy their learning and achieve their full potential.  A child’s emotional health and wellbeing influences their development and learning, as well as their physical and social health and their mental wellbeing in later life. Following the school rules ensures all children can learn in a safe, nurturing environment.

Strong relationships based on mutual respect are at the heart of our school. Every member of Lochgoilhead Primary School and ELC Unit expects to receive respect from others because it helps us to feel safe and express ourselves. Our children in turn learn how to be respectful towards others.

Members of staff have high expectations of all pupils and use learning and teaching strategies which encourage positive behaviour and effective learning for all. We expect children to apply their learning in all contexts in school (for example, the lunch hall and playground as well as the classroom).

We have high expectations of behaviour, and use rewards, praise, and sanctions consistently and fairly to support this. These practices can support young children in developing their understanding of the difference between right and wrong.

The whole school community took part in forming a Behaviour Policy which sets out the expectations of pupils, staff, head teacher and parents. Parents are encouraged to read this policy so that they have a clear idea of how we promote positive behaviour in our school and community.