The training I received was fundamental to the skills we needed to acquire to keep staff and pupils safe within school. The training was clear and precise and easy to remember. Training in the past has been too complex and I forgot all the “holds ” within days. Thanks for offering training that will be easily implemented – Reception Teacher
Myself and the rest of Team Dynamis were out working with teams of staff in schools all through the summer months (with a break during August of course while everybody re-charged!). Our select team of specialist trainers always work to bring the best and most relevant, appropriate Positive Handling guidance to schools at all levels and aim to assist and empower head-teachers, deputy heads, class teachers, SENCos and learning assistants. We are privileged to continue bringing practical, pragmatic and appropriate advice and tactics to teams all over the country.
I was delighted to receive such great feedback in this recent period and wanted to share some of the comments with you today:
Having never taken part in any training similar to this I found it exceeded my expectations. There was the right mix of theory and practical and any questions were answered throughout. Thank you! – Learning Mentor
I was really impressed by both the theoretical and practical elements of the training. The instructors were engaging and well informed. – Class Teacher
The theoretical aspect of the course was very relevant for classroom practise. The trainer ensured that the restraint exercises demonstrated were of an appropriate level for the age children that we teach. Thank you for the training, it was very useful. – Deputy Head
Good course – very informative and useful for future reference in the classroom. Friendly and approachable trainer. – Classroom Assistant
The course definitely addressed the issues that we are having in the school currently and the trainers displayed various strategies to defuse situations.
A very useful and informative training day. Thank you very much. I will recommend your training to other Headteachers. – Head-teacher
An excellent training session that was well delivered. The balance of theory and practical application was well matched to our school needs. Thank you. – Assistant Head Teacher and YrR class teacher
Very good at keeping on track! Delivered the session with just the right amount of humour! Which is needed as the working environment can often be hard going! – LSA, Behaviour support.
It was good to be able to try the exercises, and have some feedback on how we were doing. I found it interesting as an NQT and very insightful, and I feel more confident in my ability to handle that kind of situation. – Class Teacher
Gerard O’Dea is a specialist trainer in conflict management and physical intervention. He is currently travelling the country working with healthcare, social care and education professionals and helping them to effectively manage conflict and violence-risk in their workplaces. He is the European Adviser for “Verbal Defense and Influence” (VDI) – a systematic methodology for teaching verbalisation skills in high-stress encounters and managing difficult conversations. For more information about Dynamis and VDI visit: www.dynamis.training and www.vistelar.com/uk