About us

Developing and supporting positive behaviours with transformative training

Team Teach is an accredited, award-winning provider of positive behaviour management and training, equipping individuals and teams in a variety of settings to deal with challenging situations and behaviours in ways that lead to desirable outcomes and positive relationships at work or in daily life.

Practical, accessible training developed over the course of 20 years

Founded in 1997 by George Matthews, a teacher with 20 years’ experience, Team Teach is on a mission to equip everyone with the tools they need to understand behaviour and manage challenging situations, at work or in daily life, in a positive and respectful manner.

To do this, we provide reasoned, researched and considered positive behavioural management training solutions which are delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers and designed to help safely manage the behaviour of children and adults in a variety of educational, health and social care settings.

Our training courses are designed for everyone, at any level, in any situation. We want to empower individuals from all walks of life to manage challenging, emotionally-charged interactions in a positive, respectful way.

Tailored training solutions which drive positive outcomes

Our training solutions are tailored to the needs of both individuals and organisations. Our trainers consider the settings in which attendees work, the nature of care they provide and the common problems they encounter to deliver practical solutions that lead to real change.

All our training is built on a foundation of respect, both for the responsibility of those we instruct and for the dignity of the children and adults who are the real beneficiaries of our training. We aim to foster cultures of support, helping people recognise the needs of those they work with, offer help where necessary, and be able to make use of support when offered.

Strategies that lower risk and minimise intrusive physical intervention

The positive behaviour management strategies that Team Teach develops and promotes emphasise team building, personal safety, communication, and verbal and non-verbal de-escalation techniques for dealing with challenging behaviour which reduce the need for physical intervention. As a last resort, we also teach positive handling techniques to resolve conflicts in ways that are safe, and which provide opportunities for repair and reflection for everyone involved.

We enable services to develop acceptable and authorised responses to disruptive, disturbing, angry and aggressive behaviours in a manner that maintains positive relationships and provides safety for all, helping reduce the number of serious incidents involving physical controls, and raising the awareness of the importance of recording, reporting, monitoring and evaluating all incidents involving positive handling.

We see positive handling as just one part of a whole-setting approach to behaviour management. As such, our framework is entirely compatible with Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) approaches for people with learning disabilities.

Award-winning, accredited training

The Institute of Conflict Management (ICM)
Intermediate and Advanced Train-the-Trainer courses are quality controlled and assured by an external moderator, with potential new trainers having to pass both a theoretical test and multiple practical assessments. All Team Teach positive handling techniques have undergone a medical review carried out by independent medical experts, as required by ICM.

CPD Certified Training
Our course materials for Positive Behaviour Management Level One – 6 Hour, Level Two – 12 Hour, Advanced Modules, and our Intermediate and Advanced Train-the-Trainer courses have all been accredited by the CPD Accreditation Service.

National Training Award
This government-supported award recognises exceptional achievement in training and development. Judges were impressed by our support infrastructure, and our robust quality control and assurance processes, and observed that our innovative approaches have delivered significant benefits to a wide range of employers.

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