We aim to be a school which is a place of inspiration and ambition, where learning is valued by everyone in the school community. We do this by:
- Encouraging and supporting each child to realise his/her own potential through the development of self-esteem, confidence and independence.
- Providing, within a safe environment, a relevant and stimulating curriculum that meets the needs of all children.
- Developing understanding and appreciation of people in the local and wider community.
- Actively encouraging partnerships between home and school and welcoming parents’ interest and involvement.
- Working collaboratively within a climate of continuous professional development.
At St Ninian's we celebrate success in a variety of way including:
- Providing positive feedback to the children about their work by way of comments in their jotters;
- by sending home certificates of achievement;
- by celebrating success at Assembly;
- by sharing good work with others across the school;
- through school newsletters and on our school website, school app, Twitter, Seesaw and School/Parent Council Facebook page.
We are committed at St Ninian's both through the ethos and the curriculum, to provide appropriate opportunities for the development of a child's spiritual, moral, social and cultural values. This is undertaken in partnership with parents and takes account of the individual needs of the children.
The school welcomes and encourages diversity and individuality, whilst emphasising the common commitment to moral values such as honesty, respect for others, compassion and justice.
It is a fundamental principle of our school, that all who re involved in the life of our school, both have the right to be respected as an individual and carry the responsibility to act in a considerate and respectful manner towards others. We therefore expect that every child will take responsibility for his or her own behaviour.
House points are awarded for positive behaviour, effort, success and wider achievement. Individual effort and progress is also celebrated at Assembly through the aware of certificates. House points are collected weekly and results are announced at Assembly. To enhance current positive behaviour strategies, Restorative Approaches (RA) are being used. This puts repairing harm done to relationships and people over and above the need for assigning blame and dispensing punishment. RA enables our school to reflect on existing effective practice and identify possible areas for development to continue to ensure a receptive, positive culture.