Tertiary Interventions

In a very small number of cases, where a combination of whole school and special needs group support strategies don’t quite go far enough for a student with challenging behaviour, specialist, individualised strategies are required.

For these at-risk students a case management approach is necessary, bringing together everyone in their wider support network to find the most appropriate ways to meet their needs. Case management involves a person-directed planning process and brings together student, school, family, medical advisors and other outside agencies in collaboration. It’s about working together to set behavioural goals, to identify the specialist support systems that will be necessary to achieve them, and determining how they will be accessed.

A happy student on the train

For students with especially challenging behaviour that is ongoing crisis plans are also necessary. These create security for both teachers and students by establishing, in advance, the strategies to be used for the management of extreme or unsafe behaviours.In extreme cases, schools may also need to look beyond the resources available to them to find alternative means of accessing the support and behavioural management systems a student needs.

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Supports accessed through case management will be suited to an individual’s needs and the needs of family and carers. Review example plans and find links to templates…
Crisis Management Plans are used in the case of aggressive or unsafe behaviours that may occur despite proactive plans/supports and strategies having been implemented. Review example plans and find links to templates…
Where a school has exhausted its capacity to provide effective behavioural support to an individual student it needs to look elsewhere for advice, support and resources. Learn more about the options available…

Toolkit

Child Wellbeing

This is an intranet link to information and advice on Child wellbeing; Anti-Bullying; Behaviour; student Discipline and Student Attendance with further links in each section. Provides up to date DEC requirements and policies.

Student Discipline

This is an intranet link to information and advice on Child wellbeing; Anti-Bullying; Behaviour; student Discipline and Student Attendance with further links in each section. Provides up to date DEC requirements and policies.

Suspension Policy

Outlines the purpose of suspension and expulsion, information on implementation procedures and links to further contacts for assistance. Includes a Quick Reference Guide to the policy, checklists, guidelines and information for parents.

Educational Services Team

Provides an area specific list of contacts who provide additional support for when the school has implemented a full range of school based supports and needs further assistance in managing behavioural issues – learning and Engagement Advisors; ESES support; Home School Liaison Officers and Assistant Principal Learning and Support people.