School wide positive behaviour support is an evidence-based framework for Victorian government schools for preventing and responding to student behaviour. It aims to create a positive school climate, a culture of student competence and an open, responsive management system for all school community members where we can maximise individual academic and social growth.
This recognises our whole school approach in teaching values and acknowledging and supporting positive behaviour in our school community. This ‘SWPBS’ framework creates a learning environment that supports our school values and creates a shared culture of learning. Teaching, modelling and reinforcing positive social behaviour is an important part of a student’s educational experience.
At Yarra Primary School we take a proactive approach and focus on teaching all students agreed expected behaviours and pro-social skills rather than reacting to inappropriate behaviour. A consistent system of expectations for all students within our school is implemented in all areas including classrooms and other settings, such as the playground and shared spaces.