National Programme for Specialist Leaders in Behaviour and Attendance (NPSLBA)
Introduction to the programme
The NPSLBA is based on a model of effective learning which follows five stages:
- Acquisition of knowledge
- Modelling of good practice
- Practice application
- Feedback and reflection
- Embedding the experience
Key features of the programme
Emphasis is on exploring the relationship between theory – considered in the study days and cluster sessions – and practice – carried out in the work based activities. This process has proved to be a significant factor in driving change. To achieve impact, the support of colleagues in the workplace is crucial, but the best practice always includes the following elements:
- An understanding of the main benefits of the programme by the host organisation.
- Dialogue between participant and line manager or senior colleague to agree workplace activities.
- Time to attend the study days, undertake cluster group work and work place activities.
NPSLBA materials March 2011 lists all the materials available within this programme.