In New Cross College we work in conjunction with the NBSS (National Behaviour Support Service). We have a full time Behaviour Support teacher who supports the development of positive behaviour on three levels.
Check and Connect is an evidence-based structured adult mentoring programme that aims to promote student engagement at school and with learning. It is implemented by an adult who is a combination of mentor and
Check and Connect mentors and work to:
Build a positive relationships with a young person, including his/her family and the school
Encourage a student’s regular school participation in academic, social and emotional learning
Keep school progress a relevant issue for the student and their parents.
Each mentor links with one student, checking in weekly to discuss how he/she is doing and offering support in a number of ways.
Check and Connect is intended to complement existing support systems within the school.
FRIENDS for Life
The ‘FRIENDS for Life’ programme is a school-based positive mental health programme. The programme helps students to develop effective strategies to deal with worry, stress and change and teaches the skills required to reduce anxiety and promote resilience. It is beneficial for all students, irrespective of their anxiety level. The programme can be run as a whole school anxiety prevention programme, as a whole class or small group intervention or with an individual student.
The NBSS Transition and Transfer Programme Belonging Plus+ is the NBSS transition and transfer programme that partner schools implement with incoming first years. The programme is designed to make the transfer from Primary School as easy as possible for our incoming
The ALERT Programme
The ALERT programme identifies students’ sensory needs and preferences and encourages student use of sensory motor strategies to support self regulation. Quite simply this gives students strategies that help them to regulate how they feel in class so that they can work to the best of their ability.
Why Try ?
The Why Try? programme is a strength-based approach to helping young people overcome their challenges and improve outcomes in the areas of truancy, behaviour, and academics. It is based on Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Social and Emotional Intelligence and Multi-Sensory Learning principles. The programme aims to improve student retention, academic performance and school climate.
The Why Try? programme teaches students critical social and emotional skills required for success in school and life after school. The programme also provides the students with strategies and tools to help change patterns of failure and indifference. It has proven to be highly effective at impacting negative student behaviour.
Important life skills taught through the programme include the following :
- Basic problem solving
- Anger management
- Dealing with peer pressure
- Living by a safe society’s laws
- Building a support system
- Visualising future goals
These are only some of the programmes offered through the Behaviour For Learning Programme. For more information on any of these and more please visit the NBSS website at www.nbss.ie