At Smile Education we have invested in two internal accredited Team Teach trainers.
Team Teach is a CPD accredited training framework that is designed to focus on positive behaviour support approaches and relationships, with an emphasis on de-escalation, risk and restraint reduction. In 2015, Team-Teach achieved the broader-based Institute of Conflict Management (ICM) accreditation. Team-Teach teaches positive handling strategies for responding and managing behaviours.
The course covers the principals of understanding and recognising the reasons behind challenging behaviours. Using Team Teach techniques you will be able to de-escalate situations, learn how to have self-restraint, develop skills in positive listening and learning, and discover strategies to reduce the need for restraint or manual handling. Where manual handling is unavoidable the Team Teach course also teaches how to use minimum force for the shortest time, how to prevent injury, pain and distress, and how to maintain dignity for all parties.
The Team Teach courses are perfectly designed to help participants build confidence, improve teamwork, and improve communication skills therefore the training is recommended for both school staff and residential staff.
Lots of special educational needs settings use Team Teach or an alternative due to the nature of the provisions and therefore insist on trained staff, if you are planning on working in a SEN school or residential setting this is course is essential for you.
Each half-term our trainers run a team teach course at a local venue. Any of our teaching or support staff are welcome to attend. We also run and assist on private sessions for schools too. To find out more please send us an enquiry below.