The NBSS provides Behaviour Support Classroom staff and Behaviour for Learning Programme Teachers with in-service training, on-going in-school support and a range of resources to facilitate their intensive, individualised intervention work with students. NBSS personnel also offer on-going in-school support, resources and direct assistance - by partnering teachers working with students in receipt of Level 3 support - to any member of staff working at Level 3 in all NBSS partner schools.
The NBSS has provided school personnel with in-service training and/or on-going in-school support on such areas as:
- Student Behaviour Plans
- Rules & Routines
- Expectations, Rewards and Consequences
- Strategies for Encouraging, Praising and Motivating Students
- The Management of Low-Level Disruption
- The Management of High-Level Disruption
- Developing Writing Skills
- Reading and Learning Strategies
- Study Skills and Strategies
- Adolescent Literacy Programmes and Resources
- Social and Emotional Literacy
- Organisational Skills Development
- Anger Management & Conflict Resoultion
- Developing Motor Abilities, Balance and Co-ordination Skills
- Solution Focused Approaches to Behaviour Improvement
- Restorative Approaches
- ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Challenging Behaviour
- Check and Connect Intervention
- The Explicit Teaching of Social Skills
- Strategies to Address Challenging Behaviour in the Classroom
As part of Level 3 intensive individualised support, the NBSS also offers additional continued professional development opportunities for staff in partner schools. These include:
- Teachers disseminating good practices within their school communities and in national fora to peers and management.
- Teachers developing and implementing ‘Teacher as Researcher Projects’ related to particular areas of interest or concern.
- Follow-up consultation and work with groups of teachers in partner schools.