The PBS Team is a multi-disciplinary team who meet weekly to provide support to class teams and parents around all aspects of behaviour using Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) principles.

The team promotes a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach involving all parties who provide support, insight and care for the individual

Students from any cohort can be referred to the team by any member of staff or parent if input and support is required. The team uses a variety of methods to support the pupil, class team and families or residential setting including:

  • Observations
  • Formulations (Looking at history and triggers, for example and a way forward)
  • Behaviour data analysis
  • Functional assessment
  • De-brief for young people and staff
  • Training for staff about PBS as a school wide approach and specific workshops for identified needs
  • Exploration and development of behaviour strategies
  • Referrals to other agencies
  • Development and review of Positive Behaviour Plans
  • Guidance and support on the use of Non-Abusive Physical and Psychological Intervention (NAPPI) strategies

In addition to the PBS team, there are 8 trained PBS coaches, some of these staff are from within the PBS team, some also work within the wider multi-disciplinary team. Coaches have the role of being a practice leader and demonstrating how to implement the principles of PBS within school and embed the PBS culture throughout the students’ lives.

PBS coaches are able to guide other staff in applying PBS strategies with the overall goal of improving the quality of our student’s lives. This in turn is seen as the best and most productive way of reducing behaviours of concern and identifying skill building plans to support the reduction of Restrictive Practice. This is reviewing by the Restraint Reduction Working Party who are committed to reducing the need for restrictive practice across school.