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Team Teach

I am an Advanced Senior tutor in Team Teach Positive Handling.

I have been leading these courses since 2008 and many hundreds of school and care staff have benefited from my own training, experience and honest approach, and continue to do so.  My feedback is always excellent. I can lead a good course in mainstream schools, Special schools, PRUs and Care Settings. I deliver both level 1 and level 2 courses on a regular basis.  


Team Teach training is delivered at your school or service setting in days or timings to suit your staff. Each course is bespoke to the needs of the individual school or service. 

My Experience
The Course

Team Teach is an accredited comprehensive course for staff working with distress behaviour in any role. The physical techniques taught are a minimal part of the course and range with consideration for age, size and learning needs. Only appropriate techniques to the school or setting are taught.

The strength of the course is in emphasing de-escalation, discussing shared values and challenging expectations.


The Team Teach Level 1 course is 6 hours and has an emphasis on de-escalation.

The course covers:

  • Understanding the reasons why some children are aggressive

  • What the current Law and the Guidance says and how staff stay safe

  • De-escalation techniques and personal awareness

  • Physical techniques in guides, escorts, steer aways and personal safety.

  • Raising awareness on recording, reporting and your policies.  

The Team Teach Level 2 course is 12 hours and still with emphasis on de-escalation. 

The course covers:

  • Everything in Level 1 

  • Time to consider and discuss individual needs

  • Time to learn about the impact of trauma and ACES

  • Physical techniques in restraint. Standing, seated and risk assessing. 

  • physical techniques in breakaways, strangle holds and others relevant to the individual needs. 


The aim of the course is to reduce risks and the need for positive handling. It does this by supporting staff to be more confident and competent to manage situations in children's best interests. Positive and trusting relationships are the key element in positive outcomes.Team Teach is Accredited and Nationally recognised as best practice for Education and Care settings.


"..through the promotion of de-escalation strategies and the reduction of risk, restraint and restriction, to support teaching, learning and caring, by increasing staff confidence and competence, in responding to behaviours that challenge, whilst promoting and protecting positive relationships. Positive Behavioural Support  approaches are entirely compatible with Team-Teach "


George Matthews (founder of Team Teach) 

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Level 1 course

£75 per person  (accreditation  3 years) 


Level 2 course

£125 per person (accreditation 2 years) 

Licensed Areas 




The costs above are for training in my licensed areas. Outside of these areas it is possible to arrange and deliver your training. However, the cost will be provided by Team Teach Ltd.

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