Behaviour Intervention Programme

The Behaviour Intervention Programme is tailored to the specific needs of students who present with a variety of challenging behaviours.

The programme is specifically designed to address the individual student’s social, emotional, behavioural and academic needs.

Students who attend the programme struggle in several areas including relationships, social skills, concentration and attention difficulties, absenteeism, academic difficulties and emotional well-being concerns (externalising or internalising behaviours).

Some students receiving support have been assessed with identified conditions e.g., SLCN, ADHD, ODD, ASD, Dyslexia, and Dyspraxia. Other students have not had a formal assessment but persistent behaviour in school impedes their progress.

Referral Process

Students referred to the programme have accessed school-wide targeted behaviour interventions but remain at risk from disengaging from education.


Application to attend the programme is in consultation with school management, student support team, the student, parent/guardian, and other relevant support services (EWO, HSE)

Data Gathering

Application form completed and data gathered including school student support / behaviour plan, learning behaviour checklist completed by subject teachers outlining student's strengths and challenges, other relevant reports

Student & Parent Links

Student, parent/guardian and link teacher attend an interview Parents/guardian introduced to the parent/guardian support programme