Teaching & Learning
School Wide Positive Behaviour
Sale & district specialist school
Student Wide Positive Behaviour
What is it?
School Wide Positive Behaviour Support is a whole school framework for promoting and explicitly teaching appropriate and positive behaviours.
Teaching, modelling and reinforcing positive social behaviour is an important part of a student’s educational experience.
It is a proactive approach and focuses on teaching all students agreed expected behaviours and pro-social skills rather than just reacting to inappropriate behaviour.
In addition, a small number of students will require highly individualised and intensive interventions. These interventions are:
- planned by a transdisciplinary team
- function based
- student centred
- utilise strengths and interests
- aim to teach the student skills
- continuously evaluated and enhanced
- linked to the School Wide positive Behaviour Support approach.
Key components of SWPBS
- An agreed upon common approach.
- A matrix of positively stated expectations.
- Explicit teaching of expectations.
- Regular and frequent opportunities to practise expected behaviours.
- Incentives/rewards for meeting behavioural expectations.
- Consistency of language.
Acknowledging students for positive behaviour that demonstrates our school values through:
- classroom reward systems: working towards specific activities
- school-wide reward systems: shop tickets, certificates/awards at whole school assemblies.