The National Behaviour Support Service (NBSS) was established by the Department of Education & Skills in 2006 in response to the recommendation in School Matters: The Report of the Task Force on Student Behaviour in Second Level Schools (2006).
The role of the NBSS is to assist partner schools in addressing current behavioural concerns on three levels. The NBSS works with schools in addressing students’ social, emotional, academic and behavioural needs at Level 1: whole school, Level 2: targeted intervention and Level 3: intensive individualised support.
The NBSS also researches, collates and disseminates evidence that informs the development of a whole school positive behavioural approach that meets the needs of schools and provides sustainable long-term outcomes.
At present, the NBSS is working with over 90 post primary schools throughout the country.
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The NBSS in Schools gives a brief overview of the work of the National Behaviour Support Service in partner schools and presents many of the interventions, projects and initiatives schools implement in the areas of (a) Behaviour for Learning skills development (b) Social & Emotional Literacy skills development (c) Academic Literacy, Learning & Study skills development and (d).Positive Health & Wellbeing skills development.
- This resource presents the NBSS Model of Support - A Model of Support for Behaviour Improvement in Post Primary Schools