The acronym PB4L stands for Positive Behaviour for Learning. It is a school-wide integrated initiative that aims to promote appropriate behaviour in a positive manner that is non-threatening and supportive of all students and staff. It aims to minimise problematic behaviours and maximise and celebrate positive social and academic student behaviours.
The principles behind PB4L
PB4L represents a major shift in managing disruptive behaviour by students in our education system. Positive behaviour is a prerequisite to improving the engagement and achievement of our children and young people. Positive behaviour can be learnt. Using a proactive approach, the environments around children can be changed to support positive behaviour.
PB4L uses a small number of evidence-based programmes and frameworks that we know can work. They provide opportunities to support long-term and sustainable changes in behaviour. There are no quick fixes, however, as behaviour change takes time.
At Meeanee School we are in our first year of the PB4L contract with the Ministry of Education.