Positive Behaviour for Learning

Wellbeing contributes to making public schools safe, effective teaching and learning environments that enable students to be healthy, happy, successful and productive. 

Positive Behaviour for Learning, known as PBL, is an evidence-based whole school systems approach that:

  • addresses the diverse academic and social needs of every student to support them to be successful
  • supports students in early childhood settings through to senior years of schooling
  • enables schools to establish  a continuum of supports that are intensified to meet the needs of every student
  • is team driven, using a problem solving approach (data, systems and practices) that engages students, parents and all school staff
  • establishes positive social expectations for all in the school community
  • provides a framework for the school and its community to collectively support the wellbeing of every student.

When implemented well:

  • students respond positively as they have been taught what is expected of them
  • staff deliver consistent responses to student learning and behaviour
  • students feel safe and cared for at school. Their parents, family and community are more involved in their school
  • unproductive and challenging behaviour can be significantly reduced for most students.

 

Positive Behaviour for Learning strategies, including details of expected for students, are embedded within our School Discipline Policy available on our Student Behaviour & Discipline page.