TKAT Teaching School Alliance



Target Audience:

Staff working in mainstream primary schools supporting individuals with challenging behaviours that pose a physical risk to self or others.


Overview of workshop:

The course is organised into 8 modules:

  • Module 1 - Background to Team-Teach
  • Module 2 - The Legal Framework
  • Module 3 - Understanding Aggression
  • Module 4 - How Feelings Drive Behaviours
  • Module 5 - De-escalation and Defusion
  • Module 6 - Personal Safety
  • Module 7 - Positive Handling (mainly guiding and escorting safety )
  • Module 8 - Repair, Reflection and Review

Participants will receive a Course Workbook and upon successful completion a certificate.

Certification for this course is valid for 36 months (with the option to reaccredit this by undertaken a 3-hour refresher course within 36 months).



To promote the least intrusive positive handling strategy and a continuum of gradual and graded techniques, with an emphasis and preference for the use of verbal, non-verbal de-escalation strategies being used and exhausted before positive handling strategies are utilised.

To enable schools develop acceptable and authorised responses to disruptive, disturbing, angry and aggressive behaviours in a manner that maintains positive relationships and provides safety for all, by training in Team-Teach.

To reduce the amount of serious incidents involving physical controls in all settings and to emphasise the importance of exhausting behaviour management strategies in the first instance.

To increase the awareness of staff concerning the importance of recording and reporting, monitoring and evaluating, all incidents involving positive handling.

To provide a process of repair and reflection for both staff and children.


Team Teach - One Day Foundation Course OBJECTIVES:  

Following successful completion of a Team-Teach Practitioners Course participant will:

Be able to state the basic values, rationale and principles of the Team-Teach approach.

Have knowledge and understanding of the importance of using de-escalation strategies where possible. Is aware of the concept of the conflict spiral, levels of behaviour and the need for an appropriate staff response in order to maximise the opportunity to calm the incident through non- verbal and verbal strategies where possible.

Have knowledge and understanding of a whole setting holistic approach to behaviour management, including the importance of self-awareness and self-control whilst managing challenging behaviour.

Be able to conduct a follow up process with pupils following behaviour incidents.

Have knowledge and understanding of aggression and conflict, being able to recognise typical signs and causes.

Have knowledge and understanding of relevant legal standards and expectations related to use of force.

Have knowledge and understanding of the reporting, recording, monitoring and evaluating requirements of incidents involving physical controls and reasonable force.


Additional Information:

Lunch is provided

Please wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes (Not open toed). Jeans are fine.

All course members must have read the Health Questionnaire at least 2 weeks before the course date. The Health Questionnaire will be sent to whomever books them on the course once their place is secured.

Before any course, members are booked onto this course the course leader will need to talk to a member of the school’s SLT (preferably the Head Teacher) to carry out an assessment of needs for the school. We work closely with schools to support any challenging behaviour you may be dealing with and this includes post course support. If you are interested in booking please contact Heather Jolly, Assistant Head Teacher at Shenstone School

Cost £120 per person

Course Details

Course Code: T&L159
Price: £120.00
Duration: 6 hours

Event Date:

Start Date: 23/4/2018
Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm
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