"Excellent training that left me feeling confident that I would be able to safely deal with any incidents that might occur. I have had training before from Wakefield MDC Team Teach but I feel far better informed following the School Positive Handling Training."

Richard Senior, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Dewsbury

Foundation Level in Reducing Challenging Behaviour &

L2 Positive Handling in Education (1 Day Course)

This comprehensive training focuses on developing a clear understanding of the functions of behaviour, Positive Behaviour Support and understanding the biology behind the behaviour so that the need to use restrictive force is greatly reduced. Participants will learn how they can reduce risks by diffusing aggression and, if necessary, how to control potentially violent situations through the use of medically risk assessed holds whilst maintaining the dignity and safety of themselves and the children involved.


By attending Full Day training, you will:

  • Further build on their confidence when dealing with behaviours that challenge, aggression and violence;
  • Identify functions and causes of behaviour;
  • Explore the neurophysiology behind presenting behaviours;
  • Reflect on emotional regulation and dysregulation;
  • Clarify the significance of communication;
  • Understand the aggression or arousal curve and the implications for de-escalation
  • Have a basic understanding of current legislation relating to issues that can arise when dealing with aggression and violence in school environments;
  • Understand the DfE Guidance on 'The Use of Reasonable Force,' including the recommendations of techniques NOT to be used;
  • Evaluate the risks associated with physical restraint and how to minimise those risks;
  • Risk assess their own safety when dealing with a potentially aggressive or violent child;
  • Learn how to apply non-harmful methods of control e.g. prompting, escorting/guiding, holding;
  • Learn and practise memorable, low level least intrusive positive handling techniques;
  • Demonstrate and explain how to gradually de-escalate and relax restraint to allow the person being restrained to regain self-control;
  • Understand the requirements for recording any restrictive use of force and how to use this information to inform behaviour risk assessments;
  • Recognise the need to ‘repair and rebuild’ relationships, following the use of any restrictive force.



Contact us today, with no obligation, to discuss your training needs.


Telephone: 01924 891080 or 07581562669

Email: schoolpositivehandling@gmail.com

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