Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)

Tamaki College has embraced the PB4L model of positive and constructive reinforcement in the school context.

The basic premises that underpin the PB4L programme are:

  • Positive behaviour can be learnt and difficult and disruptive behaviour can be unlearnt.
  • Individual children are not a ‘problem’ – we need to change the environment around them to support positive behaviour.
  • Punishing and isolating children doesn’t bring about long-term and sustainable changes in behaviour.
  • We need to concentrate on a small number of evidence-based programmes and frameworks that we know work.
  • There are no quick fixes. Behaviour change takes time.

The PB4L group, led by Kathryn Moore, are overseeing the implimentation of the programme in the life of Tamaki College.