Team Teach: Our Aim
Through the promotion of de-escalation strategies and the reduction of risk and restraint, Team Teach aims to support teaching, learning and caring, by increasing staff confidence and competence, in responding to behaviours that challenge, whilst promoting and protecting positive relationships
Best practice in this area is achieved through a whole staff training approach, actively supported and attended by senior leadership and management; where everybody hears the key messages at the same time and are on the “same page” with regard to knowing what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour, and with regard to the latter, how to respond in a way that is more likely to de-escalate a situation.
Therefore, our preferred and recommended training model, providing the highest level of safeguarding, is for all staff to receive training:
Option 1 : a 6 hour “Foundation” course (to reduce foreseeable low “mainstream” risk),
Option 2: a 12 hour “Basic” course (to reduce foreseeable medium “special service” risk) and where supported through evidenced health and safety needs, additional advanced modules (to reduce foreseeable elevated risk).
*Refresher courses are available if delegates are still accredited. (36 months: Foundation/24 months: Basic)
|Course||Number of delegates|
|1 day Foundation (6 hour course)||Up to 24 staff|
|2 day Basic (12 hour course)||Up to 24 staff|
|1 day Foundation Refresher (3 hour course)||Up to 24 staff|
|2 day Basic Refresher (6 hour course)||Up to 24 staff|
|1 hour bolt on (Additional physical technique – where appropriate)||Up to 24 staff|
|Front Ground Recovery Advanced (6 hour course)||Up to 10 staff|
|Team Teach/Physical Intervention health check||N/A|