Respect Park School

Respect isn't just extended to others, it also includes respecting yourself as katie from P5 demonstrates. GG 1703070 11
Respect isn't just extended to others, it also includes respecting yourself as katie from P5 demonstrates. GG 1703070 11

Park Primary School in Stranraer recently launched an initiative promoting positive behaviour in the school and outside. At the launch the pupils and staff were joined by invited guests, parents and family members.

The pupils also wore their new uniform and Carlisle Embroidery donated uniforms for the prize draw.

Role play by the pupils demonstrates how disruptive behaviour in the class can effect others and how the school deals with it. GG 1703067 11

Role play by the pupils demonstrates how disruptive behaviour in the class can effect others and how the school deals with it. GG 1703067 11

The Behaviour of pupils was identified by stakeholders as a being a real concern. The staff of the school decided, through school improvement planning, that we really had to create a better climate for learning and teaching.

A new vision was created and one that is shared throughout our school The vision is to respect each other, respect yourself and respect learning.

As well as creating new guidelines for managing challenging behaviour much more quickly, Park School also have placed a huge emphasis on promoting positive behaviour. Several positive steps have been taken including four new team names for pupils -patience, achievement, respect and kindness.

Pupils and staff have agreed categories for awarding merits/demerits to teams for charting the progress throughout the team. Merits would be transferred into team points for weekly treats etc.

The Park Primary respect programme gets a big thumbs up from Heather and Daniel, supported by class mate Morgan. GG 1703066 11

The Park Primary respect programme gets a big thumbs up from Heather and Daniel, supported by class mate Morgan. GG 1703066 11

Pupils that have demonstrated no challenging behaviour and have not featured in the incident book will be allocated into a prize draw.

The last Wednesday of every month we have a positive behaviour prize draw.

Local businesses, colleges, church, parents and staff have all contributed towards motivating prizes. Gym passes, beauty treatments at the college, VIP pass at the police station, signed footballs, coaching for golf, horse riding and so much more.

Senior pupils have also taken on the role as peer mediators (called the RESPECTABLES) in the playground, dealing worth very low level incidents. Classroom assistants, office staff, the janitor, playground supervisors are all part of sharing this vision and are also able to award merits/demerits outside. We have created our unique uniform and the shop is selling respect stationery.

What better way to welcome visitors and guests to the Respect day at Park Primary, P7 really set the mood by singing the great Aretha Franklin anthem, 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T. GG 1703068 11

What better way to welcome visitors and guests to the Respect day at Park Primary, P7 really set the mood by singing the great Aretha Franklin anthem, 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T. GG 1703068 11

Lisa Calderwood, acting principal teacher said: “This is just a quick overview, in short – attitudes have changes, incidents in class have reduced, We are a team! Pupils are aware of what RESPECT actually means.”

The scene is set for the start of the Respect Day at Park Primary as the introduction explaining the concept draws to a close. GG 1703069 11

The scene is set for the start of the Respect Day at Park Primary as the introduction explaining the concept draws to a close. GG 1703069 11

Primary 3-4 put the "A" into attitude as they performed a street rap.'GG 1703065 11

Primary 3-4 put the "A" into attitude as they performed a street rap.'GG 1703065 11