School Wide Positive Behaviour

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Chelsea Primary School has adopted a SWPB framework.

This is also known as School Wide Positive Behaviour or PBS. PBS involves the establishment of a Continuum of Behaviour Support that considers all students and emphasises prevention.

The primary prevention aspect of SWPBS consists of values that are explicitly taught and modelled by school staff to encourage appropriate behaviour. Teaching behavioural expectations and acknowledging students for meeting them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehaviour to occur before responding.

Key components of PBS include:

  • An agreed-upon common approach
  • Consistency of language
  • A matrix of positively stated expectations
  • Explicit teaching of expectations
  • Regular and frequent opportunities to practise expected behaviours
  • Recognition for meeting behavioural expectations
  • Students are acknowledged in a number of ways through stickers, postcards and acknowledgements.

PBS is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach, and all students can learn. The purpose of school-wide PBS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behaviour is the norm.

I will leave you with one final example of what it means to be part of the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support:

“If a child doesn’t know how to read, we teach

“If a child doesn’t know how to write, we teach

“If a child doesn’t know how to swim, we teach

“If a child doesn’t know how to count, we teach

“If a child doesn’t know how to drive, we teach

“If a child doesn’t know how to behave, we teach them how to behave"
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