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.
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
Positive Handling in London Dynamis Training has been providing highly popular, tailored and appropriate training courses for Positive Handling in London for several years. Our trainers regularly visit Newham, and travel from Hackney to Haringey, or from Bromley to...read more
Drunk Mum Banned From School After Biting A Teacher A mum who bit her child's teacher after arriving at the school drunk has been given a restraining order banning her from the school grounds. Kelly Kociela, 32, from Bristol, tried to push her way into Filton Avenue...read more
Question: Is it okay to lift and carry a child who is being restrained from one location to another? www.positivehandling.co.uk RISKS OF LIFTING AND CARRYING A CHILD DURING A PHYSICAL INTERVENTION There are many issues to be considered as the risks are very...read more
I did wonder to myself how could this possibly be an all day course. I was pleasantly surprised at how much we needed to know. I found the whole day very good and was keen to learn the new skills shown throughout the day.
Deputy DSL – Surrey – 2018
The trainer was very knowledgeable and professional. It was delivered at the right pitch for us all to take it seriously and practice the holds, but to also enjoy the course and feel comfortable with everything. I found the course very informative and I am sure it will prove useful within my role.
Teaching Assistant – Hounslow – 2017
Gerard O'Dea, Director of Training at Dynamis discusses issues around positive handling and separation in the morning, where communication with parents is key and pre-planning some of the trickier aspects of any intervention that a member of staff would make is...read more
I really appreciated the fact that during the training I was supported to do the techniques correctly – it was ok to ask questions and corrected when I wasn’t. The way we were guided through steps to make sure we were always following the law was excellent.
Reception Teacher – Leeds – 2018
SUCCESS in DEALING WITH PARENTS Conflict management for dealing with parents School Staff and Management often have difficult conversations with parents. At Dynamis our training team has been helping schools who want to make those conversations more productive and...read more
This months we trained approximately 150 staff in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai institutions in our approach to Positive Handling which was tailored to the UAE environment based on our almost 10-year training history in the emirates. Having specifically developed advice...read more