SEN and LD Positive Behaviour Support
Confidence and Competence in working with Children who Respond Differently.
Your team will have greater insight into how to manage disregulated behaviour when it happens. You will have deeper insights into the causes of crisis behaviour, and your team will practice the right responses which defuse these situations and create safety.
Our training covers a variety of the most common scenarios which staff in school face when they must deal with behaviour or risk, and gives straight answers to frequently asked questions.
Should I ever attempt to restrain a child by myself?
What is good practice if I see two children fighting?
Should I remove a child who is climbing on top of bookcases?
What can we do about children who 'lose it' suddenly in a classroom?
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HI! I'M GERARD O'DEA
Director Of Training At Dynamis
Hi and thanks for visiting our website today.
In over 15 years of working with frontline staff who face difficult, distressed and dangerous behaviour, i have seen time and again how prepared staff can perform well and respond to challenging circumstances.
From teachers to nurses, teaching and care assistants to security officers in our hospitals and social workers in the community, if you deal with people every day, managing conflict becomes a necessity.
I became involved in this work because i saw the power of training and preparation in helping people to stay safe at work and to be more successful in working with their colleagues to create better outcomes.
I and my team of professional trainers now teach in over 200 training engagements every year around the uk and internationally for a wide variety of public-facing organizations just like yours.
We have sought out the best conflict management training content and the best learning methods in the world and bring them together for you and your team.
How is Dynamis Positive Handling training different?
As a pioneer in using online training for positive handling we understand how to get the best out of this format, for your busy school and your in-demand staff!
Uniquely flexible to your needs
With no less than 5 different formats for each course we deliver, we work hard to fit into your schedule, your budget and your work - your partner in behaviour management and positive handling.
Your staff need skills and knowledge which will help you with YOUR specific children and behaviours, so our approach is focused on solving YOUR positive handling issues. See SCENA for more information.
Popular and Proven for Positive Handling
We achieve this using a robust Positive Handling decision-making framework based on all the relevant legislation and National Guidance for Positive Handling, coupled with a modern, pragmatic approach to the holding and containment of children whose behaviour might harm themselves or others.
We deliver a relevant Positive Handling training course for your team at your school or service, on dates of your convenience.
The challenge is to implement training where your team is responding consistently to difficult and changing and sometimes extreme behaviours.
Achieving emotional equilibrium in the face of dangerous or intimidating behaviour is difficult. Reducing restraints in those situations is never easy. We have helped numerous clients come back from high levels of incidents, violence and restraints, to achieving significant reductions using our approach.
We also have courses which support your staff:
The two key elements of positive handling
KNOWLEDGE and THEORY elements.
Your staff are guided through 12 key decision-making factors which are fundamental to good practice in the area of Positive Handling. This Online Learning component may be particularly helpful for schools who have unnecessarily booked Whole-School training in the past.
… WITH A SCENARIO-LED TRAINING EXPERIENCE…
Our trainer will then lead your staff through the verbal models for conflict communications and the physical Positive Handling tactics they may need at the higher levels of risk in practical sessions where repetition and embedding the skills is our aim.
LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR POSITIVE HANDLING TRAINING:
YOUR STAFF WILL EXPLORE AND DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF:
How to balance their own safety with the safety of the other children and that of the distressed child. (Duty of Care).
How to comply with the Department of Education Guidance on “The use of Reasonable Force with pupils” for Positive Handling
What Powers are granted to them by the Education & Inspection Act Section 93 for the use of restraint and Positive Handling
How to effectively use Communications and De-Escalation Principles for Common Positive Handling Scenarios in Schools.
How to physically protect and positively safeguard themselves, their colleagues and their pupils during high-risk incidents.
To recognise the importance of Positive Behaviour Support plans and Positive Handling Plans for pupils
How to identify, reduce and avoid the risks inherent in Restraint/Positive Handling interventions.
Specific Physical Skills and tactical principles for how to achieve Positive Handling Control, Escort and Restraint in the pursuit of Non-Harmful Control of Children and Young People
World-class client feedback
Our client and learner satisfaction surveys have consistently been extrmely positive, even as we have grown to be an ever-more popular provider of Positive Handling and De-Escalation training. Watch the video to learn about our most recent results!
Our Partners and Accreditation
MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OF
Dynamis is a Quality Award Centre with the ICM, a recognised accrediting body in the U.K. for workplace training in the prevention and management of workplace violence.
EUROPEAN PARTNER FOR
Dynamis is the premier European Partner for Vistelar, a global consulting organisation covering training across the entire spectrum of human conflict.
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR 9 ATTITUDES BEHAVIOURAL TACTICS
Dynamis represents the 9 Attitudes system, a fully behavioural approach to self-protection and physical control which is based on the observable realities of physical confrontation.