Team-Teach Accreditation & Support

Accreditation and Support (from Team-Teach website)

Team Teach has been approved as an accredited CPD provider. The training course materials for 1 day Foundation , 2 day Basic, advance modules and our intermediate and advanced trainer courses have all been accredited by the CPD Accreditation Service.

Team Teach training has received the highest level of award in the U.K - a National Training Award - This government supported award is presented to entries who have demonstrated exceptional achievement through training and development. Judges were impressed by the support infrastructure and the robust quality control and assurance processes. They observed that it was a clearly needed service and its innovative approaches have delivered significant benefits to schools/services and local authorities/employers. See NTA document: "Helping Teachers Manage Challenging Behaviour" within the Case Study/Research area of the web site.

The Department of Health guidance states (Para 127) that: " there are no universally accepted standards for the use of physical restraint although both the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) and the Institute of Conflict Management (ICM) offer voluntary quality accreditation schemes" (D.O.H Positive and Protective Care" April 2014)

Team Teach has been historically accredited (2006, 2009, 2012) by the British Institute of Learning Disabilities and currently by, The Institute of Conflict Management (2015 and 2018)

Intermediate and advanced trainer courses are quality controlled and assured by an external moderator, with potential new tutors having to pass both a theoretical test and a number of practical assessments.

Trainers also receive, via their trainer area on the tt web site, a visual record of all preferred techniques within the taught curriculum.

Photographs of techniques can be misleading and easily misrepresented, which is why TT provides video files of all holds, allowing for a dynamic interpretation related to context and circumstance.

"As Director of Team Teach, having sat through as an observer, the 6 weeks of the Gareth Myatt Inquiry, l am fully aware of the need for all restraint techniques to be risk assessed and continually monitored and evaluated. As a company, we receive and monitor 6 - 8 weekly reports from services using our ground restraints. TT techniques are not risk free, but our on going analysis of incidents and any associated injury rates for children, young people, vulnerable adults and staff over the last 20 years provides a very strong evidence base for their operational safety." George Matthews

All participants on courses receive very explicit information and advice concerning the dangers that can occur regarding restraint and positional asphyxia.

All TT techniques have undergone (2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018) a medical review carried out by independent medical experts as required by the BILD and ICM accreditation systems.

Trainers are required to produce a summary evaluation report, that addresses critical questions concerning issues around safety and the holistic, whole setting approach to behaviour management. This summary evaluation report is returned to the commissioner of training and the Director of Team-Teach for monitoring and quality control.

All trainers are required to attend prescribed refresher courses and are only permitted to train within the boundaries of their licence.

Government departments are aware of Team-Teach training, having been actively consulted concerning guidance on the use of reasonable force and helping service settings select positive handling strategies.

Inspection bodies and the Health & Safety Executive have also commented favourably in their reports on the positive impact that the Team Teach training framework has had when adopted by leadership, management and a whole setting holistic approach.

A number of organisations have achieved the standards required by the Gold Quality Mark for Team Teach. See Case Studies & Research Area for more details.

The Team Teach system of quality control and assurance was a significant factor in the achievement of a the highest level of National Training Award. See Case Study area for more details.

Financially, Team Teach won the National Skills Award for Value for Money

Updated September 2018