In Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral Primary School we pride ourselves on our code of conduct and the high standards of behaviour shown by our school children. HMIe stated: “Staff have high expectations of children’s behaviour, attendance, attainment and achievements. Children have very high standards and are extremely proud of their school.”
Our pupils are required to conform to school discipline from the time they enter the school grounds until the time they leave. Pupils are required to show a proper regard for their own safety and for the safety of others – this is particularly important on journeys to and from our school.
Our School Policy on discipline includes several important elements:
- Quality teaching and effective class management
- Pupil-staff relationships based on mutual trust and respect
- The support of our parents/carers
- Our effective school rules based on the needs of our school as a community and individual class conduct distinct to each class setting.
We continually promote positive behaviour through:
- ‘It’s Good To Be Green’ reward system
- Golden Time
- School House System
- CaFi Council, Health Committee, Eco Council,
Junior Road Safety Officers and Enterprise Committee
- Pupil of the Week – awarded at our full school assembly on Monday mornings. Names are displayed in foyer
- Good Work Wall – children present their work to the school community and to our school community on Monday mornings and their work is displayed in foyer
- Responsible Citizen Award – presented at stage assemblies to which all parents and family members are invited
- Buddy system – where senior pupils are responsible for buddying our youngest pupils with Primary 7 buddying our Primary 1 pupils and Primary 6 pupils buddying in the nursery
- The Annual Yeomanry Memorial Award for showing citizenship qualities
- The Annual David Colville Medal for ongoing involvement in the life of the school
- The George Smith Award for Endeavour
- The Provost Connelly Award for Academic Excellence
- The Morgan Sindall Award, donated by Morgan Sindall, awarded for Sportsmanship
Parents/carers are congratulated on their child’s success in a variety of ways: text message; assemblies; newsletters; displays and our school website. We also share successes and good news on our foyer TV screen, purchased by our Fundraisers.
Any case of indiscipline will be dealt with in an efficient, appropriate manner encouraging each child to take responsibility for his/her behaviour. Following misconduct a Parent interview may be sought if it is deemed necessary.