Glasgow City Council Welcome to Dunard Primary School & Nursery Class

Promoting Positive Behaviour Policy
  • The relationship between teacher and pupil is similar to that between child and his/her own parents/carers, requiring mutual respect and consideration on both sides.  Staff are trained in nurturing approaches.
  • The aim of our school discipline is to promote the positive behaviours of self-control, courtesy, care, self-respect, mutual respect and consideration, in order to help create the most successful learning environment possible, enabling our pupils to be effective citizens in a harmonious society. 
  • Achieving this aim critically depends on the active support and co-operation of parents/carers.


Agreed Shared Values and Golden Rules

The school community’s agreed shared values help direct and regulate our collective behaviour, and are used as a tool to help children self-evaluate behaviour choices – from the early years and beyond.

Pupils collaborated to devise Golden Rules, based on these values, to provide a helpful illustration of what the values would look like in ‘action’.

Our values are the basis of the boundaries set, and consistently maintained, to guide behaviour choices across and throughout the school.






Children who keep the Golden Rules are rewarded with Golden Time on FridayIt is important that the children have a clear understanding of the standards of behaviour we expect and the consequences offailing to meet these standards.

There may be times when pupils have to be reminded of the boundaries of acceptable behaviour.

Our classrooms have Golden Trees.  Pupils who choose to break the Golden Rules move down the Golden Tree and lose some reward time on Friday pm.  If they are especially well behaved for the rest of the day/week they may move back up the tree and reearn some lost time.  Persistent or serious breaches of Golden Rules mean loss of Golden Time and are recorded in the school behaviour management pupil concern log.  If children persistently make poor behaviour choices, or engage in serious breaches of discipline, the Headteacher/Depute Headteacher will engage the support of the parents/carers to better support improved behaviour and an orderly learning environment for all.

The main aim of our discipline policy, however, is to encourage and reward good behaviour rather than focus on bad behaviour.

Every child comes to school on a Monday ‘golden’.  They can expect Golden Time on a Friday afternoon as a reward for keeping our Golden Rules.  If they break our Golden Rules, they lose some Golden Time. 


Celebrating Achievement

Whole school and stage assemblies are an integral part of our discipline policy. 

Children are rewarded with certificates for good work, good behaviourkeeping our Golden Rules and for trying their best.

We celebrate achievement which can be either within school or outwith school.  These certificates are attainable by all pupils, thus creating an atmosphere where good work and behaviour are valued and rewarded.

We encourage our pupils to ‘Be All They Can Be!’