TEAM TEACH

Georgia Vinton

I am a qualified as a TEAM TEACH Senior Advanced Tutor (highest standard achievable without becoming a Principle which is a shareholder whom is classed as a self-employed service directed by Team Teach in line with Team Teach pricing standards). I have held this qualification since 1999 at the very start of Team Teach, the programme has seen its progression and development to the delivery of 260+ courses throughout South Tyneside, Sunderland, Newcastle and Durham and accredited approximately 6000 people with 99% OUTSTANDING feedback from these courses.  I have been requested to become a Principle tutor but my main focus and vision has always been ensuring cost effective training for the schools and services within the North as I am very proud of the working relationship and understating of the staff's needs that I have developed throughout the years. We need to respond to the changes and challenges in behaviours due to the of returning to provisions following months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic and incorporate further training which may include Advanced Modules to reduce risk and improve safety for all concerned. Developing and delivering a cost effective training package to all schools and services will ensure a standardised approach, with services following the “help script” will ensure that all young people receive the same response to crisis that is designed to de-escalate and create a pathway forward to reduce the needs for interventions.

I have, and continue to, develop relationships with partner agencies and services to maintain my role and reputation as a lead tutor, being the sought after tutor with 99% outstanding feedback evaluations and exemplary outcomes. I have further requests to deliver training and services to children, young people, young adults, families, schools and services across the North. "Georgia Vinton" (PYP's Team Teach Tutor)

TEAM TEACH

Award-winning, accredited training

The Institute of Conflict Management (ICM)
Intermediate and Advanced Train-the-Trainer courses are quality controlled and assured by an external moderator, with potential new trainers having to pass both a theoretical test and multiple practical assessments. All Team Teach positive handling techniques have undergone a medical review carried out by independent medical experts, as required by ICM.

CPD Certified Training
Our course materials for Positive Behaviour Management Level One – 6 Hour, Level Two – 12 Hour, Advanced Modules, and our Intermediate and Advanced Train-the-Trainer courses have all been accredited by the CPD Accreditation Service.

National Training Award
This government-supported award recognises exceptional achievement in training and development. Judges were impressed by our support infrastructure, and our robust quality control and assurance processes, and observed that our innovative approaches have delivered significant benefits to a wide range of employers.

Best practice in this area is achieved through a whole staff training approach, actively supported and attended by senior leadership and management; where everybody hears the key messages at the same time and are on the "same page" with regard to knowing what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and with regard to the latter, how to respond in a way that is more likely to de-escalate a situation.

Therefore, our preferred and recommended training model, providing the highest level of safeguarding, is for all staff to receive training in a whole city wide standardised approach so children receive the same level understanding of behaviours and care in all schools and services to reduce crisis behaviours and improve safety and engagement.

The Programme:

Course Overview

Positive Behaviour Management Courses

Team Teach provides accredited, award-winning training in positive behaviour management strategies. Our courses equip individuals and teams working with both children and adults in a variety of settings to transform challenging situations and behaviours into positive outcomes and maintain positive relationships.We also support the mental health and wellbeing of adults, children and young people through our practical and accessible Mental Fitness digital learning course.

Positive Behaviour Management Level One – 6 Hour

Positive Behaviour Management Level One – 6 Hour is a one-day course aimed at individuals operating in low-risk service settings, including mainstream primary and secondary schools, children’s hospitals, adult learning and residential homes.

It equips individuals with simple de-escalation strategies and basic positive handling techniques to deal with challenging behaviour.

Positive Behaviour Management Level Two – 12 Hour

Positive Behaviour Management Level Two – 12 Hour is a two-day course designed to deliver proven, safe strategies for anyone managing challenging behaviour in medium-risk settings, including Pupil Referral Units, special schools, adult learning facilities, children’s homes and health and elderly care settings.

It provides an understanding of the causes of challenging behaviour, along with respectful, supportive and practical strategies for de-escalation and crisis intervention.

Positive Behaviour Management Advanced Modules

Positive Behaviour Management Advanced Modules are designed for individuals who are currently certified in either Level One – 6 Hour and Level Two – 12 Hour courses and working in challenging, high-risk service settings such as Special Schools, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), Secure Units, children's homes or elderly care.

It provides strategies to ensure personal safety and the reduction of threat, and equips individuals with positive handling techniques which are appropriate in response to extreme, aggressive behaviour.

An initial visit by the lead senior advanced trainer, meeting with management, will determine the content of the course. Team Teach Ltd's courses are delivered "in house" to meet specific workplace behavioural safety needs.

Areas covered:

  • Advanced Ground Holds

  • Ground Fights and Assaults

  • Transport

  • Every Day Objects used as Weapons:

    • Pool Cues

    • Blunt Impact

    • Objects Sharp and Pointed Objects

    • Chairs

    • Missiles

Certification for Advanced Modules is valid for 12 months.

All options can be taught as full day, half days, weekends and twilight sessions in accordance with availability of service staffing protocols.

 

PENN RESILIENCE PROGRAMME (UKRP)

The Penn Resilience Programme (PRP) (also referred to as the UK Resilience Programme) is an 18-lesson curriculum that is aimed at 11-13 year olds (although it has been used with a range of different age groups). The programme enables young people to develop skills that empower them to be more resilient in dealing with situations both in and out of school. Young people develop skills in emotion control and emotional awareness, problem solving, assertiveness, peer relationships, and decision making. 

 

Curriculum Models Used to Teach the Penn Resilience Programme

There are many different delivery models and options to teach the PRP, but they have two key features:

 

1. Young people are taught the whole 18 lessons in order. 

2. The lessons are taught by trained PRP Teachers.

 

It is suggested that the best results are achieved when the programme is taught to universal groups of approximately 15 students, although good outcomes have also been achieved with larger group sizes of 30. Below are some examples of the current delivery models being adopted in schools across the UK (there are also examples of the PRP being taught in non- school settings):

 

  • PRP is taught once a week in PSHE time, with half the year group doing PSHE for 18

weeks and half the year group doing PRP for 18 weeks.

  • PRP is taught once a fortnight over 38 weeks. The whole year group is split into 4

teaching groups. 

  • PRP is taught at the end of year 7 and into the beginning of year 8, with extra time to

allow for review given the 6 week break. 

 

As a PENN RESILIENCE (UK PRP) Tutor; I am qualified to provide one to one targeted intervention, delivering and implementing programs as a support method for individuals or groups, using mentoring, active coaching techniques and strategies. This intervention targets self-esteem and self-belief to overcome depression and anxiety manage and regulate emotions, behaviour and approach a precipitating factor in how to cope with stress within young people, staff and family members thus enabling the bonding process.

 

Solihull Approach

I am trained in the Solihull approach which is taught as an 8 week parenting programme to help parents and children understand the child’s behaviour and how to deal with presenting behaviours. I and have implemented and delivered this programme with feedback from the young people, staff, carers and families that this has made a significant difference in their ability to communicate effectively with children and young people in ways appropriate to age and ability, improved listening and negotiation skills to ensure a calm, considered and reflective approach to family life and improved outcomes for children and young people.

 

Kids Talk

A bank of “hands on” resource packs devised as an individual work package for children whom would benefit from focussed individual support, it provides a clear process of interaction and progression, which helps promote productive communication and participation in a focused dialogue across a range of specific issues. Teen Talk provides a clear process of assessment and target setting and evaluation which informs the focus and direction of the intervention from the outset to challenge, care for and protect children and young people, to develop empathy, respect tolerance, understanding in which they live, learn and progress.

 

Teen Talk

A bank of “hands on” resource packs devised as an individual work package for young people aged 12-17 whom would benefit from individual support, it provides a clear process of interaction and progression, which helps promote productive communication and participation in a focused dialogue across a range of specific issues. Teen Talk provides a clear process of assessment and target setting and evaluation which informs the focus and direction of the intervention from the outset to challenge, care for and protect children and young people, to develop empathy, respect tolerance, understanding in which they live, learn and progress.

 

Incredible Years Parenting Programme

A course promoting positive parenting and emotional wellbeing

 

Training Updates

Incorporated within role a requirement to be researched and knowledgeable about new focused interventions and ways of working to inform services of new initiatives, legislation, national and local priorities. A focus is now on “A recovery curriculum” – Loss and Life for our schools and children post pandemic.