Positive Behaviour for Learning

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is a broad range of systemic and individualised strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behaviour.

At Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, we believe that all students, their families and staff have the right to a safe and supportive learning environment.  Therefore all staff, students and families share a responsibility to teach, foster, promote and encourage positive behaviours from all students.  At Sacred Heart Catholic School we believe in adopting proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviours in order to enhance learning.

Extract from Sacred Heart Behaviour Management School Policy:

“We aim to foster a loving, secure and just environment … respecting the dignity and uniqueness of each person … and promoting personal responsibility”

Traditional Discipline Positive Behaviour for Learning
Waits for problem behaviour to occur Teaches appropriate skills
Focuses on problem behaviour Focuses on teaching, practising, supporting and acknowledging positive behaviours
Increased sanctions, tighter rules, no tolerance approach Whole school approach
Assumes all children know what to do Based on research
Often punitive measures Supports other school approaches