SWPBIS – School Wide Positive Behaviour Interventions & Support

Since mid-2013, Jackson School has implemented a School Wide, Positive Behaviour Interventions and Support system (SWPBIS) which acts as an umbrella for our behaviour management program.

PBIS is an organised, data-driven system of interventions, strategies, and supports that positively impact school-wide and individualised behaviour planning.

The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behaviour is the norm.

  • Introducing, modelling, and reinforcing positive social behaviours is an important step of a student’s educational experience.
  • Teaching behavioural expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehaviour to occur before responding.

The Jackson School Community has identified SAFETY, RESPONSIBILITY and RESPECT as being the key expectations required to develop a school culture and climate that would best facilitate increased student engagement, learning and wellbeing, whilst at the same time, decrease disruptive behaviours across the whole school.

We identified six areas/locations where we would actively monitor and encourage these expectations. They included: Learning Areas, Outdoor Areas, Hallways/Walkways, Toilets, the Community and Buses.

The outcomes that we believe that a PBIS framework in our school would achieve are:

  • Increased school safety
  • Increased student achievement
  • Decreased office referrals
  • Decreased classroom disruptions
  • Decreased suspensions and expulsions
  • Increased student, teacher and parent satisfaction in school climate

Learning, Independence, Safety, Respect, Responsibility