"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 your confidence when dealing with behaviours that challenge, fear, trauma, aggression and violence;
  • Reflect on your understanding of emotional regulation and the management of pupils' emotions & behaviour;
  • Gain a clearer understanding of the impact of communication;
  • Gain a better understanding of what science is telling us about the biology underneath presenting behaviours ~ How the brain and body react when people are socially defensive and the implications for de-escalation;
  • Understand the aggression curve and the promotion of safety cues in the school environment ~ 'PROTECT'
  • Gain a basic understanding of current legislation relating to issues that can arise when dealing with aggression or violence;
  • Examine the requirements of Health & Safety statute and associated regulations and understand how they apply to physical restraint in school;
  • Understand the recommendations in the DfE Guidance, 'Use of Reasonable Force in schools,' including the recommendations of techniques NOT to be used and HM Government Guidance, 'Reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention';
  • Recognise the risks associated with physical restraint and how to minimise those risks;
  • Risk assess your own safety when dealing with a potentially aggressive or violent pupil;
  • Differentiate between holding, escorting and restraining;
  • Know, practise and evaluate legally compliant and medically assessed holds and techniques including how to relax a restraint and disengage safely;
  • Know and understand the requirements for recording any use of restrictive force and how the information can be used to inform Behaviour Plans/Risk Assessments;
  • Understand the need for repairing relationships following any use of 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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