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How to set up Behaviour Pathways

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Pathways enables the user to link multiple Events within a Category to Actions so that as students have events logged against them in Bromcom they accumulate points and in turn this will trigger an Action against the students behaviour record.

Pathways also allows the user to create behaviour models outside of Bromcom , export from Pathways and import from Pathways into Bromcom. The behaviour model can be built in advance and set to be applied at a future date. See Manual on End of Year Guidance 2021 – 6. Behaviour.

You might do this before you go live and build your Behaviour Model on your test system, or if a Multi Academy Trust is implementing a Behaviour Model outside of the system to apply it to selected schools within the Trust.

Use this guide to:

  • Check Pre-Requisites
  • Setting Up Pathways
  • Building a Behaviour Model
  • Testing your Behaviour Model
  • Export/Import your Behaviour Model
  • Re-Set Student Actions

See also : Behaviour Overview

Check Pre-Requisites

  1. Install the Pathways Software
  2. Create an Event in Bromcom ensuring they are assigned to a Category
  3. Create an Action in Bromcom linked to Detentions if required.

Setting Up Pathways

Open up Pathways from your Desktop it will appear as the following icon:

The log in page will appear and the following information needs completing.

* Important: Please ensure you enter https://cloudmis.bromcom.com and select Use Cloud Services.

User Name – this is the user name you use to log in to Bromcom – it could be your name or initials for example

Password – this is the password you use to log in to Bromcom

School ID – this is is your Bromcom School Number – 12345 for example.

Select OK.

The following page opens up:

Categories – these are the tabs across the top. They are created in Bromcom and attached to Events, you can be specific as to which Category you want the Event or Action to appear under.

Events – these are on the right of the screen and are created in Bromcom

Actions – these are on the right of the screen at the bottom and created in Bromcom

If you need to add to Categories, Events or Actions then you need to do this in Bromcom under Config > Behaviour . Any changes that are made in Bromcom will only show in Pathways if you log out of Pathways and log back in to Pathways to update and refresh the screen.

Building a Behaviour Model

Using the tabs at the top left select which Category you want to build your behaviour model in.

On the right of the screen there is a list of all Events that are available to be linked to a Category. Note : An Event can only be linked to one Category.

You can click on the individual Events and drag and drop into the Events area under the required Category. Add all the Events that you want to include in your behaviour model.

Note : expand the Events area to include more Events.

On the right at the bottom, there is a list of all Actions that can be linked to that Category.

You can click on and Action and drag and drop into the Actions area under the Events. Add all the Actions that you want to include in your behaviour model.

Then the Events and Actions need linking. This in done by clicking on the Event and dragging it to the Action. A line will appear to to show they are linked. Repeat so your Events are all linked to your Actions.

When the Events are logged against a Student in Bromcom they will add up so that when they are the same as the Points in the Action then that Action will be triggered.

In the example above a student needs -3 points to trigger the 30MinDet Action.

The Actions How To explains how create an Action and how to add the points required, the thresholds and max permitted.

If you have more than one Action you can also link these in the same way. Click, drag and drop. This will create your escalation process.

Actions can be linked to other Actions where is this example if a student gets -3 negative points they get an Action of a 30 Minute Detention, if they go to -6 negative points they then get a 60 Minute Detention and then so on for -12 points for a 90 Min Detention.

The previous image shows the 5 Events and their points and how they are linked to 3 Actions as an example.

First Action is the 30 minute Detention when a student reaches -3 points this will be triggered.

Second Action is the 60 minute Detention when a student reaches -6 points this will be triggered.

Third Action is the 90 minute Detention when a student reaches -12 points this will be triggered.

To Save your Behaviour Model, click on the circle and cube image in the top left and click save.

You can build your Behaviour Model in advance and use Set Date to set the dates you want to Model to be applied from.

Set Date

Test your Behaviour Model

When you have saved your model you can use Simulation Mode to test it and ensure it works as you have planned.

To do this change the tabs at the top from Edit Mode to Simulation Mode.

In Simulation Mode you can click on each Event, this simulates adding them to a student as a Behaviour Event. This adds up in the Action below on the left.

Once the points on the left is the same amount as the points on the right this will trigger the Action and if your model is set up so it then moves on to another Action

In the following image you will notice that the bottom left of the first Action now has a 1 – is means its been triggered once.

As you are double clicking on the Events to test that the behaviour model is working as planned you will notice in the bottom right there is a screen that says Simulation Log. This logs every event you are adding and the Actions as they are triggered. This supports you in identifying any errors in the model.

Once you have built your Behaviour Model in Pathways it will become effective in Bromcom.

Export/Import your Behaviour Model

Pathways also allows the user to create behaviour models outside of Bromcom , export from Pathways and import from Pathways into Bromcom.

You might do this before you go live and build your Behaviour Model on your test system, or if a Multi Academy Trust is implementing a Behaviour Model outside of the system to apply it to selected schools within the Trust.

To Export your Behaviour Model, click on the circle and cube image in the top left and click Export Behaviour Model.

You will then be prompted to choose a location and Name the Model and Save the Model.

A confirmation pop up will confirm the Export. Click OK.

To Import your Behaviour Model, click on the circle and cube image in the top left and click Import Behaviour Model.

A warning pop will confirm the working date for the model and any existing entities will be deleted, note this is NOT reversible. Click Yes to continue.

Important Note : Once the Behaviour Model has been imported and saved this will create the Events, Actions and Categories in the Bromcom MIS that the Pathways is linked to. Be aware that any Events, Actions or Categories already created in Bromcom will remain.

Re-Set Student Actions

The Behaviour Model will run, totalling up the points from Events and Triggering Actions. If you want to reset the points so for example each Monday the model is reset to 0 or each term, this needs doing in Bromcom and the guidance can be found How to Re-set Student Actions.

Updated on July 22, 2021

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  1. Hi Training
    This is a really useful item, thank you. There are a couple of areas where I was not completely clear from the description. “If you have more than one Action you can also link these in the same way. Click, drag and drop. This will create your escalation process.” Please could you clarify what is dropped where eg do you drop 60mins det on 30mins det to link the two together. Also as Pathways is live would it be possible to provide some advice to schools who are amending their behaviour process (eg for September) and how best to manage preparations without disrupting the existing process? This is a very common issue.
    Thank you
    Lisa

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