Team Teach

We pride ourselves at Biscovey Nursery and Infants’ Academy on providing a safe learning environment for our pupils. Sometimes, some of our children may get anxious and agitated – we will do our best to help pupils to calm down using communication skills, distraction techniques and removing triggers where possible.

However, there may be times when children need more help to calm down – this may require staff physical support to ensure the pupil’s own safety, the safety of other pupils and staff, or that property is not seriously damaged. This can require physical interventions. At Biscovey Nursery and Infants’ Academy, we have trained members of staff in school who have attended Team Teach initial training, attend ongoing refresher training and advise staff on managing behaviour.

All incidents where children need to be held to help them to calm down are recorded in school and parents are informed as a matter of course. Children who are likely to need help in this way will have an Individual Behaviour Plan, Positive Handling Plan and risk assessment that will be discussed with parents and consistently followed by all school staff. We will also ask parents to share this information with other people/agencies supporting their son/daughter, eg. transport, respite, link family, etc.

If you have any questions about how we manage behaviour at school, or about the Team Teach approach, please contact the school.

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