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Team Teach Approach

Team Teach approach is 95% de-escalation and only 5% physical intervention.


Planned “Positive Handling” can be viewed as positive, because it is committed to keeping students and adults safe in a variety of settings.  On some occasions there may be a need to physically intervene/support students in order to keep them safe or where there is a clear risk.


  • Injury, or risk of injury, to themselves or another student
  • Injury, or risk of injury, to a member of staff
  • Serious damage to property


All school teaching staff, teaching assistants and regular cover supply staff are trained in the use of Team Teach (as advised by Wakefield Authority). Staff have an initial 12 hour training course that covers behaviour management and supportive guiding techniques.

Where there is an identified need, further physical intervention training is available through Advanced Team Teach . All trained staff are required to attend a refresher training. 


Our onsite Team Teach trainers are Nicola Cryer and Dale Woolsey.