Positive Handling in Schools

Positive Handling in Schools

Positive Handling in Schools

Recognizing Effective Behaviour in Schools Environment

Within the context of this lesson, we scrutinize the concept of positive handling and emphasize the significance of this concept in maintaining a respectful and secure educational schools setting. Gain an understanding of the ways in which a caring atmosphere benefits both the staff and the kids when there is proper handling.

Techniques for Managing Schools Effectively

Examine useful tactics for handling difficult circumstances in a classroom context. Using de-escalation tactics and encouraging candid dialogue, this session gives you the skills you need to keep the school atmosphere peaceful.

Creating a Positive School Community Environment

Learn how building strong relationships throughout the school community is facilitated by positive handling. Discover how encouraging communication and trust benefits all parties involved—students, instructors, and staff—in creating a supportive environment.

Handling Dispute Resolution in Educational Settings

The goal of this module is to teach conflict resolution through constructive means. Recognize how critical it is to resolve conflicts quickly and efficiently in order to preserve a positive learning environment. In order to create resolutions that are advantageous to the entire school community, positive management approaches are essential.

Fostering a Culture of Safety and Inclusivity in Schools

Examine the connections between fostering a welcoming and safe school environment and positive handling. Discover the value of empathy and comprehension in stopping harassment and creating a feeling of community among all members of the school community.


  1. Brief Description of Positive Handling in Schools

    The "Positive Handling in Schools" course is designed to provide education and training for school staff on techniques for managing challenging behavior in a positive and safe manner. Participants learn about strategies for preventing and de-escalating challenging situations, emphasizing a positive and supportive approach.
  2. Module 1: The Course Structure

    Module one of the online training course, Understanding, Positive Handling for School Staff, covers the dangers of hostile student behavior, the aggressiveness curve, the scarf model, deescalation steps, government pamphlets on violent behavior.
  3. Module 2: A Serious Business

    Module two discusses problematic school behaviors and their consequences, emphasizing the importance of professional handling. Real-world examples include a seven-year-old boy who was acquitted after being charged with assault, and a head of care .
  4. Module 3: The Aggression Curve

    Module 3 of the aggressiveness curve examines the mechanics of aggressive behavior, focusing on the baseline behavior at the bottom of the curve. The Kaplan Wheeler diagram, created in 1983, consists of five sectors with varying duration, speed, and severity.
  5. Module 4: The SCARF Model

    The Scarf model, developed by Dr. David Rock, is a tool used to control aggression in children and teens. It suggests that status (scarf) is relative importance, as it gives people a sense of control over events and safety.
  6. Module 5: Government Advice and Guidance

    This module discusses government guidelines for controlling aggressive and violent behavior. The booklet provides advice rather than legislation, focusing on the use of reasonable force guidance for head teachers, staff, and governing bodies.
  7. Module 6: Making decisions: Duty of Care

    Module six discusses decision-making, duty of care, and reasonable force in the workplace. It emphasizes that all parties, including teachers, parents, and others, are responsible for duty of care.
  8. Module 7: The Law

    Module 7 discusses the UK legal hierarchy, including the European Convention on Human Rights, the UK Human Rights Act, Health and Safety at Work Act, Common Law, and Statute Law.
  9. Module 8: Physical Intervention and Restraint

    This program focuses on the importance of physical intervention and restraint in situations involving students who are threatening themselves or others. It emphasizes the need for careful evaluation and control of violent, hostile, or agitated students.
  10. Module 9: Screening, Searching and Confiscation

    Module 9 focuses on screening, search, and seizure, outlined in a government document. School staff can screen students without consent if they fail to comply and the school refuses entry. Absence is considered unauthorized searching.

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