Behaviour support plays a critical role in a student’s education and learning outcomes. This policy and procedures provide stronger guidance for schools to support and manage behaviour in consideration of a student's individual needs while ensuring all students, teachers and staff continue to be safe at school.
The policies and procedures offer a new approach to supporting all students, including those with complex and challenging behaviour in the classroom; and they will help ensure consistency of practice across all our schools.
In April 2023, the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Early Learning announced the Student Behaviour policy and procedures were to be reviewed.
During the review period the current policy will remain in place.
For schools this means that School Behaviour Support and Management Plans (SBSMP) will not be required to be completed by at the end of Term 2, 2023. Schools' existing Student Discipline Plan/Policy can remain in place.
Schools continue to support for students and families with behaviour concerns, and school , too, are able to seek support from the behaviour and wellbeing staff within the department.
Policy and procedures
You can view the following documents via the policy library:
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For more information, please visit our Frequently asked questions page.
The Department also has a Behaviour Support Toolkit with evidence-based resources for classroom teachers and school leaders.