The Behaviour Intervention Team is a group that meets at least fortnightly in order to support the work that the class teams do to increase positive behaviours in all our students.
The team includes: teachers, therapists , Family Support Worker, Behaviour Support Worker and NAPPI (Non-Aggressive Psychological and Physical Interventions) trainers.
Students from any part of school can be referred into this team if there is a change in their presentation or if families, or the residential / school team working with the student, want to find out what is causing or driving a particular behaviour.
Once a referral is received the team will seek to gather data then produce a report if appropriate and offer advice or training to the family or staff involved. Reports created by the team can take a variety of formats, including such as: Behavioural Analysis Report, Functional Behavioural Assessment, Formulation of Sexualised Behaviour, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Formulation or a 5 Ps Formulation that investigates issues around the behaviour.
The team also takes a lead in the production of each pupil’s Behaviour Support Plan. This is a document that describes typical behaviours on good days as well as what can happen when the child becomes agitated, disruptive, destructive or dangerous. The school’s philosophy is that challenging behaviours are often communicative in intent or demonstrate that he / she needs a change in environment, sensory diet or may need a medical referral or review.