Positive Behaviour 4 Learning

Positive Behaviour 4 Learning (PB4L) is a whole-school framework that promotes positive behaviour across a school and helps schools develop safe and supportive learning environments in which all students can flourish – feel good and do good.

Key elements of PB4L which we implement at Clonard College are:

  • Explicit teaching of our school wide expectations Respect, Engagement and Resilience and their associated skills in Wellbeing time. (Expectations and Skills Matrix)
  • Setting of clear expectations in all of our settings using the school-wide expectations. (see example below)
  • Positively acknowledging behaviour which meets school expectations and rewarding behaviour in which students have made an extra or special effort to meet expectations (Positive Acknowledgement Matrix)
  • Responding to problem behaviour using evidence based interventions and supports (CCG_PB4L_Responses_Update_PRINT.pdf)
  • Teams use data to identify students who require further supports and interventions and measure the success of supports and interventions implemented.

PB4L has been in practice in school for over 40 years and there is a great deal of evidence to suggest that it can be highly effective in achieving in improving academic and social outcomes. At Clonard we are working hard, guided by professional coaches, to implement PB4L so as to give our students the skills to be successful both academically and socially, as well as to provide the very best learning environment possible.