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  • Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Support


    Tier 1: Positive Mental Health Promotion
    Tier 2: Early intervention and cohort specific support

    Program Description

    School-wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) is a framework for school communities from Foundation to Year 12 that helps schools in improving social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes for their students.
    SWPBS provides evidence-based, positive, and proactive practices that support and respond to students’ social, emotional, and behavioural needs.
    SWPBS uses a tiered intervention framework along with robust data-based decision making to provide primary prevention for all staff and students, secondary prevention for students with at-risk behaviour and tertiary prevention for students with high-risk behaviour.

    Detailed Cost

    No direct cost for Professional learning and coaching
    Resourcing of SWPBS implementation team staff and time is required

    Implementation Considerations

    Factors to consider: SWPBS is a long-term commitment, 3-5 years to fully implement. To achieve lasting outcomes, it needs to be one of the top whole school priorities. It is important to consider how SWPBS will contribute to school improvement goals.

    Questions to consider:

    • How will the school make SWPBS implementation a priority goal?
    • Can the school commit to a 3–5 year journey?
    • How will time allocation of the SWPBS implementation team be supported?

    Time and resources will need to be prioritised for SWPBS team staff training, meetings and whole staff Professional Learning to take place

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    Intended Outcomes

    • Improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes for students
    • Support schools in implementing evidence-based practices and interventions matched to student need to improve learning outcomes for children and young people.