Team Teach

John Pounds Centre, 28 Queens Street
Course Tutors
Nicola Kerr
Admin Contact
Target Audience
Residential staff
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Training for PCC Staff / Foster Carers
Children's Social Care / Developing Practice
Course description

This Positive Behaviour Management Level Two course is designed to deliver proven, safe strategies for anyone managing challenging behaviour in medium-risk settings. It provides an understanding of the causes of challenging behaviour, along with respectful, supportive and practical strategies for de-escalation and crisis intervention. All techniques that we teach are situated within an approach to behaviour management which seeks to minimise the need for physical intervention and maintain positive relationships.

Training objectives

Aimed at individuals who support people with documented special needs or challenging behaviours, and who may pose a risk to themselves or others, the course will provide a thorough grounding in practical behaviour management strategies. It will equip individuals with a sophisticated understanding of challenging behaviour, and the social and legal context around its management. It will cover strategies of personal safety, team work and de-escalation, as well as teaching effective positive handling techniques: these include guiding, escorting and safe holding in various positions.
The course will also cover documentation and legal guidance, as well as best practice when reporting and reviewing incidents. Everything will be delivered across an invigorating day that is fun whilst also serious, and focused on developing team work, co-operation and morale.

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes

? Upon completing this course, a participant will be able to fully understand the rationale and principles of the Team Teach approach, and will learn the use of positive handling as part of a holistic approach to managing behaviour.

? They will be equipped with the expertise and confidence to stay safe, to carry out simple de-escalation strategies, and to apply positive handling to restrain and make safe individuals who pose a risk to others or to themselves.

? Participants will understand the importance of targeted communication, both verbal and non-verbal.

? They will be equipped with a range of physical techniques, and will therefore be able to apply a commensurate response to challenging behaviour.

? They will gain knowledge and understanding of relevant legal standards and expectations related to use of force, and of the reporting, recording, monitoring and evaluating requirements of incidents involving physical controls and reasonable force

Additional Information

This course is organised into 8 modules and includes a more extensive range of positive handling techniques:

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 De-fusion
Module 6 - Personal Safety
Module 7 - Positive Handling – including guiding, escorting and holding in standing, sitting and kneeing positions safely*
Module 8 - Repair, Reflection and Review

Please note:  participation on Team Teach courses necessitates physical activity and close body contact with other course members.

Any individual concerns should be initially discussed with your manager or work base Team Teach instructor.

Members of staff should also come appropriately dressed for the physical activity.

Start Date
Wednesday 5 May 2021
End Date
Wednesday 5 May 2021
Closing Date
Tuesday 4 May 2021
09:00 - 18:00
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