PB4L @ MIS
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Philosophy: We will build a culture within the school community where positive behaviour for learning is shown in all that we do.
Maidstone Intermediate is a PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) School. We are committed to ensuring all students and staff demonstrate positive behaviours in the school environment and beyond into the community. All processes and systems around behaviour management align with the philosophy and the school values. Through our learning programmes, we aim to provide an environment where students are encouraged and supported to develop effective strategies that will enable them to manage, and take responsibility for their choices and actions.
We look at behaviour and learning from a whole-of-school, as well as an individual child perspective. The framework is based on international evidence.
Being a PB4L school means that we believe that:
- Positive behaviour is a prerequisite to improving the engagement and achievement of our children and young people,
- Positive behaviour can be learnt, and difficult and disruptive behaviour can be unlearnt,
- Individual children are not a ‘problem’ – we need to provide the support and environment to help them to behave in an appropriate and socially positive manner,
- Punishing and isolating children doesn’t bring about long-term and sustainable changes in their behaviour,
- We need to focus on evidence-based programmes and frameworks that we know work,
- There are no quick fixes and that behaviour change takes time.
PB4L does not mean we do not have expectations and consequences for poor choices.
At Maidstone Intermediate students are expected to:
- Show courtesy and respect towards staff, students and our community,
- Show consideration and kindness toward others,
- Listen to, and follow instructions given by staff,
- Behave in a safe and responsible manner,
- Wear the appropriate school uniform at all times,
- Treat school and the property of others, with care and respect.
Appropriate behaviours are modelled, and taught, as required.
- How do we acknowledge positive behaviour?
- How do we discourage disruptive behaviour?