Behaviour is a Form of Communication.
We are further developing the BehaviourNet solution to enhance support for young people in schools across Dorset.
Teachers, pastoral leads, SENCO’s and support staff within schools will benefit from the tools offered by BehaviourNet that work in and outside of the classroom setting. This will help to provide a joined-up approach to effective early interventions and the delivery of comprehensive and insightful data.
BehaviourNet’s innovative learning platform will be implemented in primary, middle secondary and alternative schools throughout Dorset, with scope for broader capabilities and functionality available at later stages (e.g. college students and sixth formers). The system will also be available for use in Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) and Learning Centres.
Watch the CYP summary video:
The MindKey system is for use by children and young people:
Proactively (in lessons, as part of the curriculum)
Reactively (in response to an incident or concern)
Learning Experiences / Topics:
There are a range of topics, scenarios and resources from an established library and new developments developed with a team of subject matter experts.
- Users explore and experience scenarios, options, choices and consequences where a multi-branch process enables the user to experience and discuss a variety of options, via a full 360 flexible network.
- These can be external situations wider to the school environment or specific to a school setting/situation.
- Expansive Library of Scenarios & Resources
- Wide Range of Topic areas/Incidents
- In/Out of School Situations/Experiences
- Varied Learning Paths
- Behaviour, SEN, Safeguarding and Mental Health
- Provision for a range of reading age levels and capabilities
BehaviourNet is leading the development of a cloud-based learning platform with a core focus on the design of customisable learning. Creating apps, animation, gamification, simulations, video and audio in addition to using interactive e-learning processes, including virtual courses and other content.
Personalised learning environments are used to aid CYP access and encourage engagement. This is combined with age-appropriate gamification, varied and rich learning content and analysis to support a range of requirements, abilities and learning styles.
Young users will be able to fully customise their online profile. This includes the use of avatars, a choice of themes and styles and a host of other personalisation features.
The interface is developed for pupils to access across multiple devices, creating smart virtual environments and applications that draw on Artificial Intelligence, 3D gaming and computer animation. This will facilitate the development of authentic virtual characters and realistic social interactions.
Features of MindKey
The Mindkey environment for students includes features such as:
- Personalisation features such as avatars
- Engaging video content
- Positive gaming content
- Immersive digital experiences
- A host of “branching style” engaging content and resources
- Cognitive, dialectical language, reality and behaviour therapy content
- Knowledge and support on identified issues
CYP Environment Features: click the button below
Children will experience and interact with engaging media: video, animation, games, Augmented/Virtual reality (AR/VR), with personalised learning paths and content.
We will continually develop and harness the power of media and games content to assess behaviour, social-emotional resilience, mental health, SEN and formative assessment. As the web, social media and online gaming are familiar and undeniably popular activities that young people undertake in their day-to-day life, it is our belief that games and media content will be a core feature of the platform.
BehaviourNet is working collaboratively with Bournemouth University to produce high-quality animations and content for the system.
The video above is an example of the wide capability and award-winning quality of animation developed by the team at Bournemouth University – (NCCA) National Centre for Computer Animation.
“Cut Your Strings” Video
The “Cut Your Strings” videos provide a relevant subject matter and showcase the animation quality and calibre.
This video shows a controlling and coercive behaviour campaign and was made by Bournemouth University in collaboration with Dorset Police, the Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, the Dorset High Sheriff, Wessex Crown Prosecution Service and the Safer Poole Partnership.
Supported by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and the members of the Dorset Criminal Justice Board (DCJB).
As children are central to the system, BehaviourNet develops and designs solutions in collaboration with young people. Ongoing engagement with children and young people is achieved via several methods, including online and physical workshops, focus groups and consultation events in a range of different schools, youth centres and other similar CYP settings. The engagement with children not only helps identify needs with our subject matter experts but also provides co-design opportunities with content teams and software developers. Young people, therefore, help shape the system and influence which features are contained in our software. We believe this is key to the system’s future success.
We will continue to work in these ways with young people to ensure their needs are addressed and plan to set up a youth consultation and advisory group to inform and steer the project. This will be conducted alongside school leadership teams, pastoral staff and community input.
Working with a panel of school leaders and external organisations will ensure BehaviourNet’s range of features meets all end-user needs.
Engagement with partners, stakeholders and support organisations via panels and advisory boards will enable innovation, the identification of project needs, key objectives and provision to ensure a sustainability strategy.