This section is for everyone who has an interest in promoting positive relationships with children and young people, including teachers, headteachers, additional support staff, local authority staff, directors of education, partners from children’s services and the voluntary sector: everyone who works to improve the lives of Scotland’s children and young people.
Building Curriculum for Excellence Through Positive Relationships and Behaviour
Curriculum for Excellence cannot be delivered without good relationships and positive behaviour. Children and young people should feel happy, safe, respected and included in the learning environment and all staff should be proactive in promoting positive behaviour in the classroom, playground, and wider learning community. Underpinning this is the emotional health and wellbeing of staff.
Approaches to positive relationships and behaviour
The range of approaches to positive relationships and behaviour include:
- Staged Intervention/Framework for Intervention
- Social and Emotional Wellbeing curriculum programmes:
- Cool in School
- What’s Going On?
- Growing Confidence - Creating Confident Kids; Confident Staff, Confident Children
- Creating Confident Parents/Carers
- Emotional Health and Wellbeing for all: staff, children and young people
- Restorative approaches
- Solution oriented approaches
- The Motivated School
- Social and emotional learning frameworks (SELF) and learning stances
- Building Positive Relationships training programme for support staff
- Supporting the Whole Class Team
- Nurture groups and approaches
The Rights, Support and Wellbeing Team remit
- To support local authorities to develop, plan, implement and review policy/guidance on rights, support and wellbeing.
- To support local authorities to plan, develop, implement and review policy frameworks on positive relationships and behaviour, linked to related key policies and frameworks through strategic, integrated planning mechanisms.
- To support local authorities to deliver continued professional learning programmes for early career teachers, teachers and support staff with a focus on rights, support and wellbeing including positive relationships and behaviour and emotional and social wellbeing.
- To support local authorities to deliver probationer training programmes covering rights, support and wellbeing, positive relationships and behaviour, and social and emotional wellbeing.
- To provide joint service and multi-agency training, capacity building and follow-up support in local authorities, schools, children’s services, early years, and other learning establishments.
- To develop and deliver training and follow-up support on a range of approaches and strategies.
- To develop and maintain links and networks across local authorities and key stakeholders.
The Rights, Support and Wellbeing Team will therefore seek to contribute to a continuous cycle of policy review, planning, awareness raising and implementation across learning centres, clusters and partnerships.
For further information on support and training, and approaches to promoting positive relationships, social and emotional wellbeing and behaviour, please contact the Rights, Support and Wellbeing Team.