The following is information about the PB4L programme, from the Ministry of Education TKI website:
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) improves the behaviour and wellbeing of children and young people.
The Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide framework, also known as PB4L School-Wide, is helping New Zealand schools build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life.
PB4L School-Wide looks at behaviour and learning from a whole-of-school as well as an individual child perspective. The framework is based on international evidence can be tailored to your school’s own environment and cultural needs.
It’s not about changing the students; it’s about changing the environment, systems, and practices you have in place to support them to make positive behaviour choices.
Providing a physically and emotionally safe place for all ākonga and staff is a primary objective for School Boards within the National Education and Learning Priorities (NELP), under the Education and Training Act 2020. PB4L initiatives are valuable in helping ākonga feel like they belong in our schools and kura and demand for these initiatives from the sector and communities continues to grow.
PB4L represents a major shift in managing behaviour by students in our education system. Positive behaviour is a prerequisite to improving the engagement and achievement of our children and young people. Positive behaviour can be learnt. Using a proactive approach, the environments around children can be changed to support positive behaviour.
PB4L uses evidence-based programmes and frameworks that we know can work. They provide opportunities to support sustainable changes in behaviour. There are no quick fixes, however, as behaviour change takes time.
To find out more information, please click the following link, https://pb4l.tki.org.nz/PB4L-School-Wide