Positive Behaviour Support
The purpose of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is to establish a school climate in which appropriate behaviour is the norm for all students and to promote learning and high achievement as the predominant culture across the whole of the school.
Woodbridge School’s Kinder – 10 whole school approach to PBS is designed to complement our strong focus on student engagement.
At Woodbridge School PBS:
• Significantly contributes to the “culture“ of our school as teachers spend less time managing and reacting to student behaviour and more time teaching, modelling and linking PBS to powerful and engaging pedagogy.
• Supports teachers to foster student engagement in and ownership of learning by ensuring security, safety and stability using explicit teaching and understanding about the function and context of behaviour.
• Supports best practice founded on evidence based planning and decision making.
• Provides a strong framework to develop effective partnerships with our community using open communication and feedback.
• Engages all our students, not only within school based learning times but also during break-times. Structured games such as soccer, basketball, table tennis, foosball and giant connect fours are available to all our students to utilise daily. For those students who prefer to simply relax and talk to their friends in the sunshine the school has 24 outdoor beanbags. Woodbridge School’s commitment to PBS has seen whole school behaviour data improve by 98%.
The foundation for a safe, secure and supportive environment for all is built on cultivating and continuously developing positive and productive relationships with as many members of our community as possible.
Our school values of Respect, Responsibility, Doing Your Best and Including Others underpin everything we do.
At the end of last year staff engaged in professional learning and together designed a whole school approach to support students in making positive choices and developed reminders of how to make things right when things do go wrong.