Positive Behaviour for Learning

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)

Mawson Primary School follows the Positive Behaviour for Learning approach. This is a whole school approach to creating an environment, which encourages effective learning through the development of a positive, calm and welcoming atmosphere. We recognise that learning social skills and socially acceptable behaviours is a process, which everybody moves through at a different pace. Learning appropriate social skills is seen in the same light as learning how to read or complete maths. Some people need more assistance in some areas and less in others.

Positive Behaviour for Learning focuses on introducing, modelling, and reinforcing positive social behaviours. It is an important step of a student’s educational experience.  Teaching behavioural expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehaviour to occur before responding. It allows us to take a data driven approach to supporting our student’s wellbeing.

Mawson Expectations and Behaviour Matrix

As part of our Positive Behaviour for Learning process we have created our Mawson Expectations and Behaviour Matrix which clarifies the expected behaviours in all settings at Mawson PS and supports our school SCARF values: Safety, Cooperation, Acceptance, Respect and Friendliness. All members of the Mawson PS community share a common language and understanding.  
Our Mawson PS expectations are Safe, Respectful, Learner. These school wide expectations are followed by everyone, all the time.  We acknowledge positive behaviours through the Mawson Primary School Acknowledgement Continuum and Award system which is explicitly shared and modelled to and by learners.