School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) is a framework that helps schools to plan and implement practices across the whole school, to improve educational and behavioural outcomes for all students (Reference to Department Vic Ed Website).
The SWPBS framework is based upon explicitly teaching replacement behaviour when needed. The East Gippsland Specialist School SWPBS values focus on Being Safe, Being Respectful and Being a Learner and are an integral part of our everyday school life. Students and staff apply these values to all learning situations across the school environment and out in the community.
Our staff teaches to and refers to the Student Behaviour Matrix which was developed by the SWPBS committee. The matrix focuses on desired and expected behaviours for our students to follow in different areas of the school. All students are consistently rewarded to reinforce appropriate behaviour and new learning. At EGSS the staff works as a team, using the same language and having the same expectations. This consistent approach provides the students with a safe learning environment.