Behaviour planning tools

Target goals and strategies

The student may be displaying inappropriate/disruptive behaviours which need to be redirected into more positive or desired behaviours. The student (and parent) should be consulted within the design of target goals and strategies to achieve them (DOCX 70KB).

Individual behaviour plans

Individual behaviour plans (DOCX 70KB) provide a 1-page summary which outlines individualised information about the student including presenting behaviours, strengths, support strategies, useful language, reinforcement strategies and context.

Behaviour contract

The behaviour contract (DOCX 84KB) is a simple positive-reinforcement intervention that is widely used by teachers to help change student behaviour. The behaviour contract sets out the expectations of student and teacher (and sometimes parents) in carrying out the intervention plan.

De-escalation plan and strategy

There are times that best efforts may not be effective in preventing behaviour escalating. Recognising this and responding early using a de-escalation plan (DOCX 73KB) is essential in reducing the impact of the behaviour and keeping staff and students safe. If a student’s behaviour is escalating but is not placing them or others at imminent risk of physical harm, school staff should employ targeted de-escalation strategies (DOCX 80KB) to prevent behaviours from further escalation and to address the cause of the escalation.

Behaviour support plan

Use the behaviour support plan quick guide (DOCX 78KB) to record student behaviour support information briefly. It includes factors affecting educational progress, risk management strategies and a quick snapshot of the behaviour continuum escalation cycle

Behaviour response plan

A behaviour response plan (DOCX 184KB) is to be used when a student’s behaviour escalates to crisis point and interferes with the safety of staff, the student themselves and those around them. The response plan will guide the actions of others to respond consistently, to reduce the distress of the individual and to keep everybody safe.

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