Positive Handling in Schools

Positive handling in schools revolves around knowing when to step in and use appropriate force to restrain and prevent an aggressive pupil from harming another student, member of staff, or yourself. Knowing when and how to act can be the difference between a positive outcome and a potentially career ending prosecution.

We’ll start by examining current statistics which will highlight the extent and seriousness of aggressive pupil behavior. You’ll learn to identify the stages of aggression and how to de-escalate a pupil before they act physically, and where the law stands on the subject. Finally, we’ll look at best practice in theory, in case you ever must restrain a pupil.

This course is recommended for anyone that works in a school environment, including back office staff.

What are the benefits of this course?

This course is recognised by the CPD (Continuing Professional Development).

Did you know?
  • 4.3m people are employed in the health & social sector in 20191
  • In 2013, 150.6 billion was spent on public and private healthcare2
  • Over 112,000 people are employed directly by local authorities in health & social sector3

Course Modules

Module Module Name Pass %
1 The Course Structure
2 A Serious Business
3 The Aggression Curve
4 The SCARF Model
5 Government Advice and Guidance
6 Making decisions: Duty of Care
7 The Law
8 Physical Intervention and Restraint
9 Screening, Searching and Confiscation


100 minutes

Why Choose DDR Consultants

Our health and social care courses are industry accredited and provide you with everything you need to help you in your career and make it a rewarding experience. Over 4 million people are employed in the sector in the UK and our courses can help you stand out from the crowd.

In addition to being recognised by leading organisations, our courses can be completed at a time that is convenient to you, in any location. All you need is Internet access and you’re good to go.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Price: £25