Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)

Creating safe, effective teaching and learning environments

Telephone02 7814 2997

Emailpbl@det.nsw.edu.au

Tier 1 universal support

Universal support is the foundation for PBL. The focus is on establishing a whole-school planned approach to wellbeing and strengthening the school learning culture.

Key features of universal support include:

  • clear, shared expectations for behaviour that are explicitly taught for different school settings
  • consistent positive feedback
  • a range of strategies to respond to students who are not following the school's expectations
  • continuous collection and use of data for decision making.

Crucially all school staff provide universal supports for all students across all settings including classrooms and non-classroom areas such as corridors, canteen, oval, school gates and buses.