Positive Handling for Teachers

This course is specifically designed for teachers and those working with young people who may display behaviour that challenges, aggression or violence

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.

Here are the learning objectives;

  • Know what is meant by the term "Challenging Behaviour"
  • Understand how setting and conditions can impact on a person's behaviour
  • Understand the Crisis Cycle
  • How an understanding of Verbal and Non verbal communication can keep us safer
  • Diffusion and De-escalation techniques
  • The law and guidance around using force (setting specific) 
  • Simple but effective Breakaway/ Disengagement techniques
  • Understand the risks of restraint (incl positional asphyxia) 
  • Understand the difference between "escorting", "holding and "restraining" 
  • How to apply and de-escalate simple and effective non/least-restrictive Positive Handling techniques

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What our clients say about our courses..

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


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Chris Allbutt Head of Quality, Curriculum and People

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

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Kate Hulbert Trainer - Millgate School

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.

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Gary Carlisle Deputy Head Teacher - Fullhurst Community College

The course was excellent, very informative and fun. The mix of legal information and practical skills means that we are well equipped for incidents

Check out "Our Clients" page to see what they have said about us.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

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. 

What others have asked...

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