Our Ethos can be summed up in the motto “Tinto Cares”
Or culture is set by the school community with the following aims :
To create an environment where effective teaching and learning can take place to develop in pupils a sense of self discipline and an understanding of responsibility for their own actions.
To engender a mutual respect for each other.
To standardise procedures for implementation of a positive discipline for learning policy from Nursery to P7.
To recognise and reward achievements and good behaviour.
In Tinto Primary School we expect staff and pupils to work together to create a climate of mutual respect and co-operation and an ethos which encourages achievement. The Discipline for Learning policy will be the foundation on which this is based. The aims will be reinforced through a whole school approach, classroom management and appropriate teaching and learning strategies.
We encourage constructive competition through the establishment of School Houses. Each House has a boys’ and a girls’ House Captain. Candidates for House Captain are drawn from Primary 7 and are elected by all pupils of the school.
House captains for 2016-17 are:
Clyde: Cameron McAlroy and Caitlin Reid
Forth: Cameron Bruce and Morven Dougall
Tay: Amy Thomson and Coinneach Thompson
We are also are proud to be part of the Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO) Scheme. The nationwide scheme exists to encourage road safety education in primary schools through the appointment of JRSO’s drawn from Primary 6 or 7.
The JRSO’s for 2016-2017 are P1-3 Grant Allison and Tamara Morris, P4-7 Iona Good and Lorna McLeod.