Testimonials

Training that drives positive outcomes

Understanding and implementing the positive behaviour management strategies developed by Team Teach has transformed ways of working and culture in a wide variety of workplaces and settings: in education, adult services, health and social care, and beyond. We equip individuals and teams to turn challenging situations into learning opportunities, creating more positive practices and relationships.

Education

The training is essential for our school, promoting de-escalation techniques and communication in a calm and measured way. It promotes positive relationships, keeping the safety of children and staff at heart. The sessions are enjoyable as well as incredibly informative. I fully recommend this training.
Head of School, Mount Pleasant Primary, Part of The Lingfield Education Trust

Team Teach is a tried and trusted package which we have used for many years in our SEMH setting. It encompasses everything our pupils need; from low level de-escalation in the classroom, up to diffusing high levels of aggression using techniques that are well thought out. The course deliverers understand the behaviours we deal with and are able to speak from first-hand experience, which only adds to the integrity of the course content.
Pupil Support Manager, Moorbrook SEMH School

I have been a Team Teach trainer for 14 years. During that time in Coventry we have developed from a small group of trainers to a large cross service group comprising a schools team, and both adult and children’s social care. Training has been delivered in a wide variety of settings, using cross service working, which has enabled Coventry pupils to have consistency of approach across schools, alternative settings, and adult care. Reviews of Team Teach training are always positive, focussing on how helpful the de-escalation element is. I am proud to deliver training that is so highly respected, and has service users at its heart. As a trainer, I am comprehensively supported by George Matthews,the Founder, and the Senior trainers. They are always available to give informed advice, rooted in experience and a great depth of knowledge and experience.
Specialist Teacher, Team Teach Liaison (Education) and SEMH and Learning Team, Coventry SEND Support Service, Coventry City Council

As of June last year, I secured my first headship at a PRU for 5 to16 year olds called EOTAS in Eston, Middlesbrough. It was a provision in crisis with regards attendance, behaviour and leadership. We have been on a fantastic journey and were awaiting OFSTED practically since I started! I implemented Team Teach to all staff as of October 2017 and I spent my first 6 months visible in the provision promoting positive relationships and challenging negative behaviours. The impact of Team Teach has transformed the behaviour in the provision and criminal damage and the rate of exclusion are unrecognisable since I took over. (2016-2017, 64 pupils fixed term excluded for a total of 373 days. 2017-18, 2 pupils, 3.5 days). All this positive work resulted in a 'Good' OFSTED result on 20th March 2018! much to the delight of the LA who never believed we would make this in such a short period of time. I believe that Team Teach has played a significant part in securing the good OFSTED and vindicated my reason to continue my instructor’s licence and implementing it in the first place!
Headteacher, EOTAS SEND School

The training is essential for our school, promoting de-escalation techniques and communication in a calm and measured way. It promotes positive relationships, keeping the safety of children and staff at heart. The sessions are enjoyable as well as incredibly informative. I fully recommend this training.
Head of School, Primary School in Darlington

In 10 years of teaching this is the first course that has provided me with a confidence for my safety, my pupils safety and a way forward for staff and pupils together to build more productive and positive relationships.
Senior Teacher, EBD Residential School

I implemented Team Teach to all staff as of October 2017 and I spent my first 6 months visible in the provision promoting positive relationships and challenging negative behaviours. The impact of Team Teach has transformed the behaviour in the provision, and criminal damage and the rate of exclusion are unrecognisable since I took over.
Head Teacher, Pupil Referral Unit

“Quality of trainers and participants, opportunity to ask questions, discuss and reflect. Quality of teaching.
Teacher, SEND School

Quality of trainers and participants, opportunity to ask questions, discuss and reflect. Quality of teaching.
Headteacher, SEND School

Team Teach training has provided 'Our School' with greater team work. Staff morale has become improved due to staff feeling that they are able to cope with situations that may arise in a positive, gradual and graded approach and they are able to safely de-escalate situations. They have a greater understanding of using non-verbal, verbal communications and other strategies concerning effective communication and a whole school approach has helped to make pupils and staff feel safer and supported.
Senior Teacher, EBD Residential School

I worked with disruptive and disturbed pupils for 18 years before receiving any formal training in physical intervention. Since having completed my training I am considerably more confident and no longer resort immediately to a prone restraint. As a Headteacher of a school for children with emotional and behaviour difficulties (EBD) and having now trained all my staff in the Team-Teach approach, I have significantly fewer recorded full-blown restraints and this is particularly noticeable in relation to prone restraints. Furthermore, the ability of all staff to make appropriate physical interventions has significantly increased their confidence to deal with situations… All staff now share the wider perspective and skills base and this better enables them to support each other and understand the expectations of them in difficult situations.
Headteacher/Adviser, EBD School

Adult Services

I've received really positive feedback from the colleagues I've had a chance to talk to about the training. Also, the interest shown in the trainers’ course has been extremely encouraging, which I think speaks volumes about people’s experiences across the two days. I look forward to the possibility of working with you again in the near future.
Unit Leader, Social Services in North East of England

Health & Social Care

Excellent trainers. The way the people on the course gelled together. The understanding that weapons are in use more and more in our workplace. The knowledge of everyone.
Residential Care Worker, Health and Social Care Organisation

Breadth of experience, accessed & shared care and commitment to our clients. Exploration, development and questioning of practice.
Residential Care Worker, Health and Social Care Organisation

International

We had the great pleasure to join the Team Teach course in our Rehabilitation Center in Catania, Italy. It was so useful knowing how to handle aggressive behaviours; this kind of knowledge enables us to react without instinctive behaviours that could be dangerous not only for us but for the children too.
Ivana Vecchio, Administrator and Manager of the ABACADABA service, Catania, Italy

We are an organization of parents of autistic children and we have among our main aims to contribute to the diffusion of the good practices dealing with education of autistic people. We hosted the Team Teach course (Level Two – 12 Hour) for the first time during March of this year and it has been an exciting and enriching experience. Our presentation of the course to the association supporters has been very welcome, so that starting from a request of a course for 24 participants we found ourselves asking for its extension to 36 people. The participants were mainly educators of autistic children working at school, in family and in some cases in dedicated centers. The course has taught them useful techniques to stop the aggressive attitudes of their students both against themselves and against their school mates. This is for sure an added value to their professionalism, that is particularly important for us parents of autistic girls and boys, because it helps them protect themselves as well as protect our sons. The pleasantness and the vitality of the teachers helped to make the course not only useful but also amusing. After this positive experience, our association has decided to add the Team Teach course to our list of the main events we want to periodically organize.
Organization Associazione Una Lanterna Per La Speranza Onlus, Lombardy, Italy

Team Teach was a wonderful training opportunity that provided our staff with new techniques and tools to manage most critical situations that can occur in our everyday schedule. The course was clear, engaging and practical and allowed our operators to become more confident and trained. Team Teach is an innovative professional experience that combines cutting-edge risk reduction techniques with other methods that become necessary to preserve the safety of both therapist and user. We are convinced that everyone who works in direct contact with people with autism should be introduced to such techniques.
Fondazione Oltre il Labirinto Onlus, Treviso, Italy

A pivotal characteristic of Team Teach is its global view of problem behaviour, in the context in which it manifests itself, with an important emphasis on structuring educational environments that: reduce risk, enhance individualized programming, support positive behaviour, but are also ready to provide, when necessary, a physical response that is safe and maintains an individual’s dignity. Our experience is that these characteristics are enhanced when applied within a wider behavioural analytical and functional framework to challenging behaviour. Since 2012, the hope that continues to guide the yearly scheduling of Team Teach training for our members is based on the awareness that this approach and the constant collaboration with applied behaviour analysts constitute the scaffolding for building safe, respectful and engaging educational environments. The experience of the trainers, their great availability and deep knowledge of the taught strategies make the basic two-day Team Teach course and the added third day on an applied behaviour analytic approach to challenging behaviour one of the most anticipated courses the organization offers in Italy.
Pane e Cioccolata Associazione Culturale, Bologna, Italy

Fobap Onlus (Psychodisable Assistance Foundation) of Brescia (Lombardy, Italy) has dealt with people with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders since the 1980s, both children and adults. To date, it takes care of about 450 people within day and residential educational services. From 2017 we have organised, on an annual basis, a Team Teach course for collaborators and for local operators. Team teach gives us the possibility, through a theoretical and practical training, to increase awareness about the risks connected to our clinical activity and at the same time to learn strategies to prevent behavioural crises and to reduce the likelihood of adverse events occurring. Team teach is an opportunity for operators of our educational services to discuss clinical practices, to share mutual experiences and, above all, to question techniques and strategies that are not giving positive outcomes or that carry risks for the user, for the worker or for the organization. For these reasons, our intention is to continue our collaboration with Team Teach in the coming years, so that this training becomes a constant appointment for our Foundation.
Fobap Onlus (Psychodisable Assistance Foundation) of Brescia, Lombardy, Italy

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