As an absolute last resort we teach simple but effective methods of disengagement and “least restrictive” physical intervention within a competent legal framework.
Our 1 day course reinforces the importance of de-escalation through effective communication and understanding the purpose of the pupil’s behaviour.
This 1 day course provides a thorough review of all legal aspects regarding the use of physical intervention with pupils including: Statute and Common Law; Health and Safety legislation and Guidance; Children Act; UN convention on the rights of the Child; Dept of Health and Dept for Education Guidance 2014; School Specific Legislation
All our courses can be tailored to your specific requirements, at no additional cost.
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Recognising and dealing with conflict effectively
Like all of our courses, our Positive Handling for Teachers Course was developed in direct response to the needs of our clients. We are very proud of the amazing feedback we have received .
Kate: Teacher at Millgate School
Stuart: Catch 22 Learning and Development Manager
As a geographically dispersed group of Alternative Provision schools, Oakwood provided the solution to a consistent approach to the safe and positive handling of students. Our staff now have the confidence to deliver training in house in order to keep staff and students safe across our schools
The course moved at a good pace and the information about the law was put into ‘bite size’ pieces. The trainers were knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend this course to others.
The course was excellent, very informative and fun. The mix of legal information and practical skills means that we are well equipped for incidents
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We know that you and your staff will love this course. Remember, we can alter any content to suit your specific needs to ensure you get the most out of your training. If, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with the course, we will give you a full refund.
Breakaway or Disengagement skills are physical techniques to get you away from any potentially hostile/aggressive encounter. It's not fancy martial arts and you don't need to be a ninja (although, please tell us if you are!)
The techniques are designed to be easy to use and recall should you ever need them. They have also been thoroughly medically reviewed and risk assessed so you can be sure we have your safety as a priority.
Running miles a week and hitting the gym every day is not a requirement of this course! If you currently struggling with an illness or carrying an injury that you're worried about, get in touch and let us know. We will make sure you are looked after.
Well, that depends on the content decided by the people who commissioned the course, which will be based on a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk you may encounter in your work.
As a guide however, we spend on average 30-40 minutes on our physical techniques. The focus of the course is on preventing the need for any physical response, by recognising the early signs and doing something about it before it gets to that point.
A stitch in time...
No. Nothing is mandatory (unless your employer says otherwise). We do, on occasion, have people who do not take part in the physical for a wide variety of reasons. They are still able to learn through observation and we are sure you will take something away from this small part of the course.
We only ask you to complete a medical questionnaire on the day if the course involves physical skills (eg..breakaway).
This lets us know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or injuries. We retain this information in the strictest of confidence and do not share it.
Absolutely. We don't believe in a "one size fits all" approach. We involve you in course design from the outset, and even include policy and guidance specific to your department. We want your event to do what you need it to do. And best of all...it doesn't cost you any more.
Of course. We would obviously advise you not to take an active role in the physical elements. After all there are two (maybe more) of you to consider!
Comfortable clothing which allows free movement is a must. Long bottoms and closed flat shoes are great. No need for a trip to sports shop though.