Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)

At Charnwood-Dunlop School we use Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL); an evidence based, whole school approach to behaviour and learning.

PBL is a proactive, positive discipline model that is based on the assumption that desirable behaviours should be taught. This teaching-based model can be used for addressing problem behaviours in any school setting or for targeting specific problem behaviours with groups of students or with individual students. Consequences are clearly defined and taught to students.

When implemented, PBL ensures:

  • Students respond positively as they have been taught what is expected of them
  • Staff deliver consistent responses to student learning and behaviour
  • Students feel safe and cared for at school
  • Parents, families and the community are more involved in school life; and
  • Unproductive and challenging behaviour can be significantly reduced for most students.

The program at Charnwood-Dunlop School is based on the belief that all students are safe, respectful learners.

Students are supported through the use of:

  • Explicit teaching of positive behaviours
  • A behaviour expectation matrix and flowchart
  • Positive reward system, including e-praise points
  • Visual prompts for expected behaviours around the school
  • Defined responses for behaviour