Tel. 01782 613 879 or 07450 833 000
Stavian, 8 The Westbury Centre, Westbury Road, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 4LY
Our approach to promoting behavioural change is called Positive Behaviour Intervention and Support (PBIS). Whether issues are referred to as Emotional & Behavioural Disorders (EBD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder, disaffection, disruption or other terms preferred by different professional groups, they present challenging behaviour and significant barriers to learning. PBIS describes a set of strategies and procedures designed to improve behavioural success by employing non-punitive, proactive and systematic techniques. The PBIS approach to behaviour change incorporates proactive, positive, and instructional strategies exercised over time with consistency. These strategies involve establishing settings, structures, and systems to facilitate positive behaviour change. The emphasis is on changing the system, setting, or structure to help the individual be more socially successful, rather than focusing solely on stopping certain behaviours from occurring. The primary focus of PBS programmes is that more time, effort, staff development and financial resources are placed on proactive, positive, and instructional approaches than on reactive and exclusionary approaches.
The Services We Provide:
Consultation, support and guidance for school staff on the implementation of Positive Behavioural Interventions and Support (PBIS).
Support to reduce the use of both fixed-term and permanent exclusions with a goal to render exclusionary approaches unnecessary.
Counselling and Psychological Therapies, for individual students, to support psychological, behavioural and emotional wellbeing and to remove barriers to learning.
Flexible and individualised approaches to provide different kinds of behaviour support to meet the unique needs of some individual students
Functional Behavioural Assessments (FBA) - empirical methods for understanding the events that predict and maintain problem behaviour to develop effective support plans and to remove barriers to learning. FBA should be used for:
1.The 15% of students who may exhibit high frequency behaviours that are not dangerous (e.g., being disruptive, running away, not
following directions, not completing work) and which tend to occur in one or two school routines.
2.The 5% of students who may engage in dangerous behaviours (e.g., hitting, throwing objects, property destruction) and which tend to
occur in three or more school routines.
Support, counselling and psychological therapies for students with Neurodevelopmental disorders - childhood disorders affecting emotion, learning ability, self-control, behaviour and memory.
Support, counselling and psychological therapies for students with disorders of mood, behaviour and social relationships arising from experiences of loss, neglect and abuse.
Specialist reports and behavioural risk assessments.
Attendance at PEP meetings and meetings with parents, carers, foster carers to discuss reports, targets and therapies.
Positive Behavioural Interventions and Support (PBIS):
"Enhancing psychological, behavioural and emotional wellbeing and helping schools remove barriers to learning"