PROMOTING POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS AND BEHAVIOUR
We strive at all times to promote positive relationships and behaviour across the school. This is highlighted in and promoted through our School Values. Respectful standards of behaviour are necessary for a safe and pleasant learning environment for our children to get the best from their education. We, therefore, expect our children to strive for the standards of behaviour that are necessary to promote this environment. In encouraging our children to show respect for themselves, for others and for property, we are promoting positive relationships and positive behaviour. School rules are made in the interest of, and for the well-being and safety of all of our children. We rely on our parents to support us in this endeavour so please encourage your child to respect our values and adhere to our rules. Strong partnership working between home and school is essential to allow our children to continue to learn in the positive environment that St Patrick’s enjoys.
Our school uses ‘restorative approaches’ to handle any issues of conflict where children are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and support one another in moving forward with respect. We aim to seek solutions to any conflicts which may arise. Our school follows Inverclyde’s Positive Relationship Policy. Instances of inappropriate or challenging behaviour are dealt with in line with Inverclyde policy and parents are kept fully informed.
The pupils in the school belong to one of four Houses. The Houses reflect the local community. They are Lyle Hill, Broomhill, Whinhill and Prospecthill. Children are encouraged to take a pride in belonging to their School House and can earn points for their House by demonstrating the school values. Each term the House Points are tallied, and the winning House enjoys a fun get-together, either on the pitch, in the gym hall, on the Singing Stairs, or in the canteen. Our House system promotes positive relationships between year groups, and it is heartening to watch our older children often use their time to encourage and support our younger pupils. It also encourages positive behaviour as the children recognise their individual role in contributing to the success of their House. We would encourage our parents to talk to the children about the House to which they belong and how they can contribute to the success of their House.