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Positive Behaviour for Learning

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) brings together the whole-school community to contribute to developing a positive, safe and supportive learning culture. The framework assists schools to improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes for children and young people.

When PBL is implemented well, teachers and students have more time to focus on relationships and classroom instruction.

Benfits of PBL

Students and staff benefit from:

  • reduced inappropriate behaviour
  • increased time focused on instruction
  • improved social-emotional wellbeing
  • positive and respectful relationships among students and staff
  • support for teachers to teach, model and respond effectively to student need
  • a predictable learning environment where staff and students know what is expected to deliver effective practices that can be sustained over time

The PBL framework supports schools to identify and successfully implement evidenced-based whole-school practices that enhance learning outcomes for children and young people.

Key to success


Implementation of PBL requires the commitment of the whole school community and support of the principal and executive teachers to lead the process within the school.

Specific attention to what needs to be done, how it is done and why it is being done across the school is critical to create a positive, safe and supportive learning environments.

These aspects include:

  • developing and using a common vision, language and experience to support PBL implementation
  • stating clear expectations of students and staff
  • collaborating with all staff to plan and implement PBL
  • having at least 80% of staff willing to support PBL
  • developing a team approach, with regular meetings
  • creating, reviewing and revising a plan of action
  • collecting and using of data for decision making