Team Teach

Team Teach information 

All Saints Church of England Primary school is proud to be able to offer Team Teach training. Team Teach is an accredited, award-winning provider of positive behaviour management training suitable for use throughout the education sector, from early years upwards. 

 

Team Teach is one of the strategies which equips staff working in a school environment 

 

with the skills they need to understand behaviour, manage challenging situations, and minimise serious incidents.  

Team Teach offers different strategies and a range of risk reduction techniques which enables staff to work together to safeguard individuals. It supports children and staff where there are specific needs. As a school it is our philosophy that all behaviour is a form of communication and as part of this training the underlying needs relating to behaviours are explored. 

We value the importance of respect and positive relationships throughout a school. Our training fosters a culture of team work and support, and all strategies are understood in the context of a holistic approach to classroom management. 

We are able to offer Level 1 and Level 2 training. The level of training needed will be discussed with each setting to ensure the most appropriate techniques are taught to meet the needs of the pupils in the setting. Following on from this we can then offer refresher training as needed. 

 

A toolkit of strategies 

Team Teach training helps trained staff in your organisation respond in a way that is reasonable, proportionate and necessary. 

The techniques covered promote a respectful, supportive approach. As part of this training, you will learn strategies that maintain positive relationships and encourage de-escalation together with a thorough needs analysis. For lower-risk settings this may include safe positive handling techniques, including personal safety, appropriate for the environment. 

For higher-risk settings, our positive behaviour training teaches strategies that ensure personal safety and the reduction of risk and restraint. Participants learn a wide range of authorised physical restraint and handling techniques specifically designed to support and respond to distressed behaviour safely. This training includes relevant legal framework, standards and expectations related to the use of force, and reporting, recording, monitoring and evaluating requirements. 

Level 1 Training: 

 

This course is designed for anyone operating in a low-risk primary or secondary school setting and offers a grounding in positive behaviour management strategies.  

Learning Outcomes 

Participants will learn how to; 

  • Increase understanding and awareness of behaviour as communication and develop a framework to better respond to reduce risk 
  • Develop a greater team dynamic in supporting individuals who are distressed with approaches that have impact and strengthen relationships 
  • Utilise a toolkit of holistic strategies on de-escalation and crisis intervention, both verbal and non-verbal for supporting with disruptive and distressed behaviours 
  • Execute simple and safe positive handling techniques including personal safety, appropriate for a low-risk environment (If required by your setting). Our techniques are situated within a respectful, supportive approach to behaviour support strategies which maintains positive relationships. 

This 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 De-fusion 

Module 6 – Personal Safety 

Module 7 – Positive Handling – mainly guiding and escorting safely* 

Module 8 – Repair, Reflection and Review 

* If a greater degree of holding is required, please refer to the Level Two – 12 Hour course. 

 

Level 2 Training: 

This course is designed for individuals operating in a medium-risk environment and is ideal for those working in: 

  • Pupil Referral Units 
  • Special schools 
  • Adult learning 
  • Children’s homes 
  • Health and elderly care 
  • Primary/Secondary Medium Risk  

It is particularly aimed at those working with individuals whose behaviour foreseeably poses a ri

 

sk, individuals who support people with documented special needs or challenging behaviours, and who may pose a risk to themselves or others. 

Learning Outcomes 

Participants will learn how to; 

 

  • Understand the drivers and motivations displayed by individuals who are distressed and may become aggressive and disruptive 
  • Build a stronger team confidence around supporting behaviour 
  • Utilise a toolkit of holistic strategies on de-escalation and crisis intervention, including the importance of targeted communication, both verbal and non-verbal. 
  • Understand and know 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. 
  • Execute simple and safe positive handling and personal safety techniques: including guiding, escorting and holding in standing, sitting and kneeling positions safely, appropriate for your service setting needs, which focus on maximum care -minimum force 
  • Improve expertise and confidence in staying safe, competence to carry out simple de-escalation strategies, and applying physical intervention in conjunction with a need’s analysis. 

This course is organised into 8 modules: 

(This course 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 kneeling positions safely* 

Module 8 – Repair, Reflection and Review 

*The techniques delivered will be appropriate to the service settings of the group. 

As closed courses are tailored to the service setting, they may involve additional content. 

 

 

 

The costs are as follows: 

Schools within the Collaborative Learning Trust  

Level 1 training (6 hours) -£60 per person 

Level 2 training (12 hours) – £110 person 

Refresher training (6 hours) £60 per person. 

 

 

External Schools 

Level 1 training (6 hours) –£80 per person 

Level 2 training (12 hours) – £150 person 

Refresher training (6 hours) £80 per person. 

 

Please note costings are reviewed annually in September.