What is Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)?
PBS focuses on creating systems with school staff to promote students to take responsibility for their behavioural choices. PBS is a custom designed process and each school tailors the systems to fit their needs and expectations.
What are the PBS systems?
- School Wide Systems (for all students) Specific Setting Systems (hallways, lunch area, toilets, ovals, etc.)
- Classroom Systems (keep classroom and building systems consistent)
- Individual Systems (supporting high risk students with individual plans)
What must staff do to make PBS successful in their school?
- The staff need to act together to set common expectations, not just for learning, but for the behaviours that support learning.
- Staff must come to common agreements to promote consistency in managing student behaviour, teaching students the desired behaviours
- Track discipline issues in the student management decision-making process.
What do PBS Schools use to promote expected student behaviour?
PBS schools use school-wide and classroom positive reinforcement to promote expected student behaviour and teach behavioural expectations, like academic skills.
Ashdale Secondary College has a house-point system that links to the College Good Standing Policy. If students have achieved a certain amount of house-points that will be invited to participate in reward excursions eg. Movies, ice skating, school ball, dinner dance. There is also a Junior School Auction run every semester where students can use their house-points to win prizes of their choice.
What do schools use to guide their systems?
Schools use data-based information to guide intervention and management of systems.