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Managing Difficult Behaviours in Primary & Pre-Schools

Managing Difficult Behaviours in Primary & Pre-Schools including Positive Behavioural Support, De-Escalation & Positive Handling
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Able Target System Module 1

This is a basic introductory course that briefly covers classroom management and managing behaviours of concern it also gives staff some simple low-level physical intervention techniques suitable for pre-school or primary age children. This course includes Positive Behavioural Support, De-Escalation and provides accredited training in de-escalation and positive handling strategies for dealing with challenging behaviour in Primary & Pre-Schools. Based on the principles of positive behavioural support, pro‐active and responsive strategies and de‐escalation. Our training in the subject of managing difficult behaviours and aggression all follow the Able Target System. The Able Target system is Able Training’s system for managing behaviour of concern, behaviour that challenges, distress, crisis, aggression and violence. It is adaptable to various environments in the health and social care and education settings. It comprises of 5 modules that map across from the three tier strategy process which includes primary strategies, secondary and proactive responsive strategies and tertiary intervention. This module includes restrictive and non-restrictive physical intervention skills (Positive handling, Guiding/shepherding, Restraint, clinical holding)

What does Managing Difficult Behaviours in Primary & Pre-Schools cover?

Within some Schools environments, the impact factors related to the individuals at risk may require staff to have a greater skill level in restraint, available to manage violent and dangerous behaviours. This may be necessary when every possibility of managing a situation through either pro-active or non-physical responses have not worked and responsive or reactive strategies including restrictive physical intervention are required. This module expands on the principles of ongoing assessment and dynamic risk assessment from module 1 and brings them over to a higher risk setting where there may be a significant risk of physical aggression and where withdrawal will not eliminate the risk. The safe-holding module of the Able Target System gives staff an understanding of when restraint or safe holding may be appropriate. Tertiary Intervention includes responsive and reactive strategies. Restrictive and non-restrictive physical intervention skills (Positive Handling, Guiding/Shepherding, Restraint, Clinical Holding). The safe holding module of the Target System allows staff to practice and train in the basic safe holding techniques. It ensures staff can recognise the risks related to the techniques and reminds about the principles of dynamic risk assessment and monitoring during any physical intervention.

Who is our Managing Difficult Behaviours in Primary & Pre-Schools for?

This course has been created to adapt to the needs of your setting and can be delivered to pre-schools and Primary Schools. This course is designed for individuals operating in low risk environments, where they experience little or no hazardous behaviour. If there are individuals in place with complex behaviours and regular restraint is required or expected, staff would need additional training.

This course is suitable for participants who have successfully completed Able Target System Modules 1–3. Each module is made up of numerous setting specific components and the modules must be completed in order. The module level required, and components included will be based on your individual setting, risk assessment and training needs analysis.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Understand the causes and functions of behaviours of concern
  • Identify the difference between primary, secondary and tertiary strategies
  • Recognise the importance of proactive as well as responsive strategies
  • Develop trauma informed practice and strategies
  • Recognise the difference between old logic behaviour management and new strategies
  • Utilise the six-stage target model into day to day practice
  • Recognise stages of escalation and understand appropriate response methods
  • Instigate an appropriate debrief/reflection process after an incident occurs
  • Examine what is meant by restraint and the difference between restrictve and non-restrictive physical intervention.
  • Utilise personal safety strategies as appropriate
  • Identify the laws applicable for any physical intervention technique
  • Understand when restraint or safe holding may be appropriate
  • Understand the importance of appropriate risk assessments both planned and dynamic
  • Identify potential physical and psychological implications of restraint including trauma informed factors
  • Recognise high risk and unacceptable positions
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication during restraint
  • Label the benefits of proper reflection and analysis.
  • Practice and demonstrate a selection of restrictive and non-restrictive physical skills
  • Defence from strikes
  •  2 Shepherding and guiding techniques
  • 2 low restrictive holds
  • 3 single person restrictive holds

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Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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Jay Benjamin
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I can say with all truth that this service is class A1. We have used there Breakaway Restraint/conflict management & also E-learning courses services for many years now & everything has been delivered professionally and extremely clearly with no problems.
Louise Sullivan
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I have been on several training courses run by this company over the last. Each time the trainer have been really good at making the course contact interesting and interactive. This certainly helps me to remember everything. Would recommend them.
Nicola Olorenshaw
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I absolutely love attending training with Able Training. The courses are professionally prepared and delivered and the trainers are of a very high standard and are very engaging and knowledgeable. Awesome!
Rebecca Markham
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Fantastic training , I have participated in a number of courses over the last 12 months , each course has been very interesting and helpful to my role as a foster Carer , the information is presented in a interesting way and gets each point across effectively, I would highly recommend them ! I am looking forward to more in the near future .
Aneka Roy
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Able training delivered Conflict management to our staff and they all found it extremely useful, feedback included; 'I really enjoyed this course, I found the facilitator very enthusiastic and passionate about the subject. The course was highly informative and I would recommend it. Thank you Able training!
Ronnie Passe
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Great 'Restraint training' course at Earlham Primary School in North London. Very professional and would highly recommend to other schools. Friendly, to the point, and tailored to our requirements. Thank you.

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