What is School wide Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)?

School-wide positive behaviour support is a framework that brings together school communities to develop positive, safe, supportive learning cultures.

PBS assists schools to improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes for children and young people.

When PBS is implemented well, teachers and students have more time to focus on relationships and classroom instruction. Students and staff benefit from:

  • increased respectful and positive behaviour
  • increased time focused on instruction
  • improved social-emotional wellbeing
  • positive and respectful relationships among students and staff
  • increased adoption of evidence-based instructional practices
  • a predictable learning environment with improved perceptions of safety and increased attendance.

Purpose of our acknowledgment system:

Furlong Park School for Deaf Children’s acknowledgement system is a structured way to use behaviour-specific praise to supports students to understand what is expected of them. School expectations are outlined in the School Wide Teaching Matrix. Students are praised and rewarded stickers to reflect when these expectations have been met throughout the school day.

Continuum of awards:

  • When any student demonstrates School Wide Teaching Matrix behaviours they receive a sticker to put on their tens frame
  • On the completion of a tens frame, the student receives an acknowledgement at the whole school assembly on Friday’s
  • At 50, 100, 150 and 200 stickers, students receive prizes from the PBS shop which is acknowledged at whole school assemblies