What is Team-Teach and how can it support your staff and pupils?

 

Team-Teach is the only training company, providing physical intervention techniques as part of its course delivery, to have received the highest level of award in the U.K – a National Training Award – This government supported award is presented to entries who have demonstrated exceptional achievement through training and development. Judges were impressed by the support infrastructure and the robust quality control and assurance processes. They observed that it was a clearly needed service and its innovative approaches have delivered significant benefits to schools/services and local authorities/employers. See National Training Award document: “Helping Teachers Manage Challenging Behaviour” within the Case Study/Research area of the web site.

Positive Handling Strategies are constantly being evaluated, with safety being paramount. The number of serious incidents / restraints should decrease following training.

Training will help employers and employees meet their obligations under Health and Safety legislation thus reducing potential liability claims.

Learning outcomes and behaviour should improve through the provision of safe learning and caring.

The training has a fun element. It will reduce stress, enhancing team-work, co-operation and staff morale.

Courses are quality controlled and assured with all training summary evaluation reports being produced as evidence of best value. These summary reports are sent to the Director of Team Teach for acknowledgement and comment.

The Positive Handling Strategies have sufficient range and flexibility to be appropriate across the age and development range, for both the intentional and non-intentionally “challenging” individual. Training enables staff to feel more confident and competent in their management of disruptive and “challenging” behaviour, reducing stress by increasing safety and security for all involved.

I have used Team-Teach in school since 2006 and have been a Trainer since 2013.  I believe Team-Teach gives staff the confidence to deal with the increasing complex and challenging pupils that are entering our schools.  

Team-Teach is not about ‘man-handling’ children; it is an holistic approach to making everyone feel safe.  It is designed and delivered by educationalists that understand the classroom and have the child’s best interests uppermost.

Personally, since qualifying as a Trainer in 2013 I have led 65 sessions and delivered to over 2000 delegates.  The vast majority have been mainstream primary schools.

The need for this training in your school is not a signal of your school not managing or a reflection of your catchment: it is a societal change.  Many of the schools I have supported have been in ‘safe, white-collar, middle-class’ areas as well as a private, selective school.

The packages:

  • FULL, including full day consultation and pupil assessment prior to the 6-hour Team-Teach training £ P.O.A
  • FULL 6-hour course for those already familiar with Team-Teach £ P.O.A
  • 3-hour refresher course £ P.O.A

 

We can deliver Team-Teach in Kent, Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.