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School-wide Positive Behaviour Support

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is defined as a framework for enhancing the adoption and implementation of a continuum of evidence-based interventions to achieve academically and behaviourally important outcomes for all students.

The PBIS framework is implemented in schools as School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS), which is a 3-5 year process designed to help each school progress towards effective behaviour support systems.  It is backed by evidence-based research proving utility in schools.  The SWPBS process is supported by data collection and evaluation at each stage. While it was written in the United States, the process allows for each school to tailor their work to meet their needs.

The school undertakes three levels or Tiers of training.  Currently Shalom is working through Tier ll. At each stage a survey is conducted across the school community which sets the action plan for the work to be achieved before the next Tier.

Tier l
  • Formation of a representative team
  • A school-wide set of 3-5 positive rules or expectations
  • Teaching of the expectations formally and in the context
  • A system for rewarding appropriate behaviour
  • A referral system for inappropriate behaviours with a range of consistent consequences
  • A data collection system that records inappropriate behaviour and commends outstanding behaviour
  • A survey of all staff and collation of their responses into an action plan for change
  • A problem-solving process to find solutions to …
Tier ll
  • Use of attendance and behaviour data to identify students who show behaviours of concern
  • Audit of current supports for students whose behaviour is a cause for concern
  • Responses to students whose behaviour is a cause of concern
  • A check-in check-out mentoring system for students who require it
Tier lll
  • Training of key staff in Functional Behaviour Assessment
  • Implementation of brief and intensive behaviour plans

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