Positive Behaviour Support

What is positive behaviour support (PBS)?

PBS is an approach to behaviour management which focuses on:

  • Trying to understand why a person displays challenging behaviour, by Identifying the functions of challenging behaviour upon the assessment of the social and physical environment and the broader context in which it occurs
  • Using this understanding of the behaviour to develop, implement, and evaluate effectiveness of individualised support strategies which enhance the quality of life outcomes for the individual and their family/friends/carers.
  • Promoting a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach involving all parties who provide support and care for the individual

All school staff are trained in the principles of PBS. Students who require behavioural support, have a bespoke positive behaviour support plan that is developed in liaison with parents, the therapy team and  class staff and details the strategies that support the student’s emotional regulation and wellbeing.