Walworth Primary School

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Bluebell Way, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 7LP


01325 300 194

Walworth Primary School

'Listen, Learn and be Happy Together'

Team Teach Courses

Team Teach provides reasoned, researched and considered positive behavioural management courses, delivered by experienced, knowledgeable trainers.

The tailored training solutions teach positive behaviour management and handling strategies which reduce the need for physical intervention and restraint. They have helped transform a wide variety of workplaces and relationships, equipping individuals and teams to manage challenging behaviour and conflict safely and respectfully, driving positive outcomes.


Practical, accessible training developed over 20 years

Founded in 1997 by George Matthews, a teacher with 20 years’ experience, Team Teach is on a mission to equip everyone with the tools they need to understand behaviour and manage challenging situations, at work or in daily life, in a positive and respectful manner.

To do this, we provide reasoned, researched and considered positive behavioural management training solutions which are delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers and designed to help safely manage the behaviour of children and adults in a variety of educational, health and social care settings.

Our training courses are designed for everyone, at any level, in any situation. We want to empower individuals from all walks of life to manage challenging, emotionally-charged interactions in a positive, respectful way.


Tailored training solutions which drive positive outcomes

Our training solutions are tailored to the needs of both individuals and organisations. Our trainers consider the settings in which attendees work, the nature of care they provide and the common problems they encounter to deliver practical solutions that lead to real change.

All our training is built on a foundation of respect, both for the responsibility of those we instruct and for the dignity of the children and adults who are the real beneficiaries of our training. We aim to foster cultures of support, helping people recognise the needs of those they work with, offer help where necessary, and be able to make use of support when offered.


Strategies that lower risk and minimise intrusive physical intervention

The positive behaviour management strategies that Team Teach develops and promotes emphasise team building, personal safety, communication, and verbal and non-verbal de-escalation techniques for dealing with challenging behaviour which reduce the need for physical intervention. As a last resort, we also teach positive handling techniques to resolve conflicts in ways that are safe, and which provide opportunities for repair and reflection for everyone involved.

We enable services to develop acceptable and authorised responses to disruptive, disturbing, angry and aggressive behaviours in a manner that maintains positive relationships and provides safety for all, helping reduce the number of serious incidents involving physical controls, and raising the awareness of the importance of recording, reporting, monitoring and evaluating all incidents involving positive handling.

We see positive handling as just one part of a whole-setting approach to behaviour management. As such, our framework is entirely compatible with Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) approaches for people with learning disabilities.



Due to staff issues we are unable to deliver courses at this time.

  • Please visit Team Teach to see a full overview of the courses available. But please book direct with our Team Teach Co-Ordinator.
  • It is advised that a minimum of 2 members of staff from each setting (one being a member of the Senior Leadership Team) attend the 2 day Level 2 Positive Behaviour Management Course.
  • Under new guidance, staff that require the refresher training and fail to attend would be required to attend a 2 day basic training course at a later date in order to continue using the Team Teach approach.
  • It is also recommended that early booking is made – to avoid disappointment, as these courses are popular and only set numbers can be allowed to attend.
  • Failure to attend without notification within 10 working days will incur a £35 charge per person.