School Wide Positive Behaviour Support
School Wide-Positive Behaviour Support (SW-PBS) is a framework which focuses on developing pro-social skills in our students. It is a proactive approach which involves teaching our students expected behaviours.
We have three expected behaviours (and visual aids to represent t hem), which we actively teach our students. They are referred to as the 3 B’s
- Be kind
- Be your best
- Be safe
To support the learning of the expected behaviours, we have developed how expected behaviours should be demonstrated in specific areas, including the classroom, bus, during transitions, in the playground and on community access. A Matrix has been created and copies are located around the school so staff can be reminded of what behaviours are expected in each setting.
Expected behaviours are actively taught by all staff, through class lessons and resources. Opportunities for incidental learning are optimised and students are given opportunities to experience, model and practise pro-social behaviour. Teaching cards have been developed to be used with the students.
Rewarding and encouraging positive and pro-social behaviour is a significant part of SW-PBS and rewards include immediate rewards such as verbal praise, hi 5’s as well as larger rewards such as termly certificates, postcards home and weekly VIPs. Students may be rewarded individually, as a class or as a whole school. We have a variety of reward charts and these are integral to SW-PBS.
School Wide-Positive Behaviour Support, focuses on prevention and involves establishing a continuum of behaviour support for all students. It has a primary prevention component which incorporates expectations, routines and modifying the physical environment. Pro-social behaviours and expectations are actively taught by staff and focus on promoting desirable behaviour. Some students will require more individualised and intensive interventions. These interventions also aim to teach skills and are function and strength based, person centred and are linked to SW-PBS. The continuum of behaviour support is comprised of three tiers. Tier one supports are for all students; tier two supports are for a smaller group who need further intervention and tier three supports target a minor percentage of students who require intensive support.