Good behaviour is an essential condition for effective teaching and learning to take place.  A sound approach to behaviour management is a vital foundation for the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children (SMSC). At Robert Blair Primary School, we believe that pupils and staff have the right to work in an environment that is safe, friendly, peaceful and fair.  Good behaviour must be carefully developed and supported.  It is the responsibility of parents/carers to share with the school in helping their children to behave well.

Golden Rules

Robert Blair Primary School is a Golden school. Schools are termed Golden when Golden Rules, Area Routines and Golden Time are used to support the positive behaviour and relationships of staff and children.

  • Golden Rules are an encapsulation of the deeper moral values of the school.  They extend into every area of school life.
  • Area Routines are sets of rules which portray important boundaries for children and are specific to different areas of the school: classrooms, playgrounds and lining-up, corridors and toilets, the dining hall, and assemblies.
  • Golden Time is a consistent reward system structured to reward positive behaviour, consolidate the Golden ethos of the school and reinforce the Golden Rules.

A Golden School is one where there is a feeling of emotional safety and where the values of caring and citizenship are given high importance.  Having Golden Rules, Area Routines and Golden Time helps children to learn how to make responsible decisions and wise choices through understanding that their behaviour has natural consequences.  Allowing children to take more control of their behaviour develops their inner locus of control so that they can function as more effective members of the school community.

Our Behaviour Policy can be viewed on our Policies and Procedures page.