Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) represents a major shift in managing disruptive behaviour by students in our education system.


  • Positive behaviour is a prerequisite to improving the engagement and achievement of our children and young people.

  • 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.