A whole-school approach

Group of students with teacher

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is a whole-school framework which promotes positive behaviour across a school and helps schools to develop a safe and supportive learning environment. 

In a whole-school approach, all members of the school community work together to establish simple, clear and explicit expectations for behaviour.

Student behaviour improves when students know what is expected of them and when good behaviour is recognised.

When schools adopt the PBL framework all students are explicitly taught the expected behaviours and clear and consistent boundaries are established. Schools take a proactive, preventative approach, ensuring that all students receive the appropriate level of support to help them to be successful at school. Student outcomes are monitored so that identified students can receive additional support when needed, and a minority of students can access intensive support to enable them to engage successfully at school.

Last updated
22 February 2019