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Positive Behaviours for Learning (PB4L)

St Clare’s has implemented a positive behaviour approach to enhance learning. Our Positive Behaviours for Learning (PB4L) framework helps create vibrant and positive learning environments in which all students are supported to reach their full potential.

PB4L is an evidenced-based, organisational framework for behaviour support to enhance respectful relationships and engagement of students in their learning. The framework fosters self-responsibility of students and supports positive behaviours – an approach designed to be responsive to current social and educational challenges. It encompasses a broad range of systemic and individualised strategies and agreed practices for achieving important social and academic outcomes for all students. 

The PB4L framework is an integral component of the CEDoW Student Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Policy, which articulates the need for schools to ‘play an active role in building a positive learning environment where the whole school community feels included, connected, safe and respected'.

All staff at our school work together to explicitly teach, affirm and correct agreed behaviour expectations across school-wide, classroom and non-classroom settings, based on our school rules that underpin who we are and what we do at St Clare's.

Students at St Clare's follow explicit behaviour expectations based on the following school rules:

  • We are Respectful
  • We are Responsible
  • We are Safe
  • We are Learners

As part of PB4L, all students are monitored on the playground and in the classroom. Positive behaviour is acknowledged through house colour token distribution.

At times a more individualised approach is needed for some students and an Individual Behaviour Management Plan is developed by teachers and parents. The shared partnership between home and school is vital in assisting students.

Read more about our Positive Behaviours 4 Learning (PB4L) Framework.