A behaviour profile (sometimes referred to as a behaviour management plan) is a way of presenting important information to staff about how to support the individual needs of children with complex needs and behaviour problems.
- Key areas of concern
- How best to support the child, and
- The risks associated with incidents of challenging behaviour.
The behaviour profile should be available as a reference for all staff members.
The behaviour profile is child centred.
It is written in the first person and is tailored to each child. It reflects:
- Who they are as a person
- The day-to-day challenges they face in coping with their stress and anxiety, and
- How staff can support them in learning to manage their own behaviour and make good progress within their learning.
A behaviour profile should have the following structure:
- Introduce the child with a brief description, a photo and a list of things that the child likes
- Describe what upsets the child and what they do when they are upset.
- Explain what adults supporting them can do to help reduce their anxiety/distress, and
- List the areas of their behaviour are they trying to improve?
An audit is a good way to have a 'spring clean' of processes and procedures.
Critically examine the effectiveness of the Behaviour profiles in place in your school.
How do you judge whether they are effective. If they are effective who are they effective for?
Ask for the views of new members of staff who are likely to have a unique insight.