Promoting Positive Behaviour

Whinhill is a nurturing and inclusive school and we are very proud to have been accredited a Rights Respecting School Gold Award. We provide a nurturing learning environment and actively support pupils to build positive relationships with one another.

Our children are encouraged to be active and discover the world around them. If children are learning and happy, it is our belief that behaviour issues are kept to a minimum. We strive at all times to promote positive behaviour across the school. Certain standards of behaviour are necessary for a pleasant and safe environment in which our children may be educated and prepared for their future lives. We, therefore, expect our children to try their best and follow  our school values to promote this pleasant and safe environment.

At Whinhill, we encourage our pupils to show respect for others and to respect the rights of others. Charters are made in partnership with our children for the well-being and safety of all. Please encourage your child to follow our playground, lunchtime and class charters.

Restorative Approaches

Our school advocates ‘restorative approaches’ to deal with conflict. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and support one another in moving forward with respect and friendship. We aim to seek solutions when conflicts arise. Our school follows Inverclyde’s Positive Relationships Policy.

When conflict arises we have a restorative conversation. Restorative language is modelled by staff, and children discuss questions to help them understand the impact of their choices on others.

Types of questions which can be discussed are:

  • What happened?
  • What were your thoughts at the time?
  • What have been your thoughts since?
  • Who has been affected by what happened and in what way?
  • How can we move forward?

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