The department is committed to ensuring Queensland state schools provide positive learning environments for all students.
Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) framework helps schools to create positive learning environments by developing proactive whole-school systems to define, teach, and support appropriate student behaviours.
SWPBS was developed by leading behavioural experts in the United States and is used in more than 18,000 schools across the United States.
Since being introduced in Queensland in 2005, the SWPBS framework has helped more than 400 schools develop successful whole school behaviour management systems.
Data shows that when SWPBS is implemented with integrity it helps reduce problem behaviour and increase academic performance. Principals have also reported decreases in referrals of students to school administrators, allowing this time to be invested into other areas of school business.
Through SWPBS, schools implement evidence-based approaches to managing student behaviour support issues at the local community level. With an emphasis on data-based decision-making, the program is evaluated regularly and practices are adjusted to make sure the process is achieving effective results for schools.
Practical information about SWPBS, evidence-based behaviour support and resources can be found on the SWPBS Learning Place Professional Community
This page was last reviewed on 22 Apr 2013 at 10:52AM