Positive Relationships Positive Behaviour

At Gourock Primary our  approaches are based on a common philosophy:

Relationships lie at the heart of the learning process and are fundamental to improving outcomes for all our
children and young people.



‘Curriculum for Excellence’ cannot be delivered without good relationships and positive behaviour. Children and young people should feel happy, safe, respected and included in the learning environment and all staff should be proactive in promoting positive behaviour in the classroom, playground, and wider learning community.

The development of a positive learning environment is essential if effective learning and teaching is to take place within an educational establishment. Effective learning and teaching is also dependent on the nurturing of positive relationships through the daily interactions between staff and learners and between learners themselves.

Our ethos is based on a set of core principles: Respect, empathy, aspiration, inclusion, resilience, empowerment, nurture, trust, fairness and unconditional positive regard.

Inverclyde Council has developed a vision of creating a ‘Nurturing Inverclyde’ where we ‘Get it Right for Every Child, Citizen and Community’.

We strive to support the achievement of the core outcomes associated with ‘GIRFEC.’

All aspects of this work will lead to our learners being:


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