Axcis are very proud to be able to offer regular Team Teach training courses for our candidates. Susanna Gray, our Team Teach coordinator oversees these events and is a qualified Team Teach trainer. See her talking about Team Teach in the video below. The next Axcis Team Teach course is in half term in London.
What is Team Teach?
Team Teach is a 2 day training course which explores the verbal and non-verbal aspects of behaviour management. The course explains what is meant by terms like “reasonable force” and when it is appropriate to use physical intervention. In addition to this, delegates are trained how to use restraint techniques. It should be made clear that this is considered a last-resort and the Team Teach course aims to give candidates a tool kit of strategies and techniques they can use before force should ever be considered. Team Teach aims to actually REDUCE the overall need for restraint or use of force in schools – not to promote it.
Why does Axcis offer Team Teach training?
We are often contacted by schools who require Team Teach trained staff. This is because in many SEND schools, it is an unfortunate reality that advanced behaviour management training, and very occasionally restraint training can be required. We want our staff to be able to do this in a consistent, safe manner as is reflected by the schools we work with. Team Teach can be an expensive course to attend (up to £200 for the two days depending on the provider). This can be prohibitive for teachers and teaching assistants due to the cost, but also the term-time days on which many training courses are run. At Axcis, we regularly offer the course for as little as £45 (we simply aim to cover the cost of the venue and training materials) and in school holidays. Training is usually run at our client schools, which can be a huge benefit to those who have worked there as they already know their way around (as well as how to get there!) It should be noted that once you receive Team Teach training, the certificate awarded is only valid for 2 years. After that you must undertake a refresher in order to continue using the techniques you learn.
How can I get on a course?
As already mentioned, Axcis runs numerous courses throughout the year. To qualify for a place, you should be registered with Axcis (or about to register) and want to work in a long-term supply position at a school where these techniques will be necessary. Your consultant can advise you on whether they feel the course will benefit you or not if you are not sure whether it’s right for your own personal CPD pathway. Course places are limited to 24 so if you want to be sure of a place on the next course near you, contact your consultant ASAP and ensure they know you are keen to receive this training.
When is the next Axcis Team Teach Course?
Axcis London are running a course on the 19th and 20th February 2015. It is being held at one of our client schools in SE London. You should be physically fit and able to take part in practical as well as theoretical training as restraint techniques will form part of the course. All delegates will receive official certification in Team Teach (as seen in the photograph above). We advise you to keep your certificate safe should schools wish to see it before allowing use of the techniques learned during the training. For further details, please contact your consultant. We regret that places cannot be confirmed until payment is received.
What do other people have to say about Team Teach training with Axcis?
“I am so glad I decided to attend the Team Teach training Axcis offered me. My consultant told me that this course would be a huge benefit to me and would help me find work, but I must admit I was a bit apprehensive as I didn’t really want to spend any money on training at that time. However, I found that having the training meant that I got offered much more work and the course soon paid for itself. Having the Team Teach training has given me the confidence to work with students I would have previously found intimidating and to restrain if I absolutely need to with the knowledge I am doing so safely. Thank you so much Axcis for giving me this professional development. I am so pleased I decided to do the Team Teach course with you!” Sally Wineman, Teaching Assistant for Axcis
What other training does Axcis offer for candidates?
At Axcis, we offer a range of training for our candidates – below is a list of our current CPD opportunities. However, we are always looking to expand the range of training we offer, so keep an eye on your emails, our website and our social media pages for updates on new courses being offered.
- Education Webchats – Ask an Expert
- Teacher Induction
- Staff Support Induction
- Autism Awareness
- Behaviour Management Seminar
- Team Teach
- Sensory Issues within ASD
- SEND & Mental Health
- Makaton & PECS
- Free online Autism Webinars