The relationship between pupils and teacher is similar to that between a child and his or her parents/carers and is built on trust and mutual consideration, understanding and tolerance on both sides. The ethos of Lawmuir promotes positive behaviour and relationships, rather than punishment for misbehaviour. However, pupils should realise that rules are necessary to ensure the safety and well being of all.
The school has a clear policy on positive behaviour and this is reviewed annually. In the event of a pupil’s continual misbehaviour, parents are informed and their co-operation is sought. Where the indiscipline continues parents would be invited to the school to discuss the situation and agree the support required to improve behaviour.