This blog is written by Gerard O’Dea, Director of Training for Dynamis and European Adviser for Verbal Defense and Influence. Key issues in Positive Handling are addressed, recent legal cases involving schools, parents or children are examined and the experiences of our team in delivering Positive Handling training around the country are shared. For further information, please visit the Dynamis Training main site.
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I felt this was relevant to Early years Practice with a clear focus on de escalation as core purpose with physical intervention being a last resort.
Thanks to Gerard for making the training very bespoke to our school needs. Extremely likely to recommend to colleagues in the sector.
— Nursery School Manager, Birmingham, July 2018
Gerard is extremely professional and knowledgeable, ensuring excellent health and safety at all times. The online training provided a thorough introduction siting many relevant legal documentation. This will be most helpful in guiding us with the update of specific policies.
Assistant Headteacher – Kent – 2017