Managing Challenging Behaviour in Schools

Course Details

This course is for all teaching professionals who work in Governmental and Private Learning Institutions to understand the causes and triggers of challenging behaviours .The importance of teachers or lectures in implementing positive behavioural strategies using verbal and non-verbal communication techniques facilitating good listening skills, non-judgemental, validation, de-escalation techniques and the importance of teachers and lecturers to remain professional by managing their own emotions and behaviours. Teachers and Lectures are expected to use their individual school behaviour policy and working collaboratively with families and other professional bodies and current updated educational policies around use of reasonable force.

Course Aims

For CCT Skilled Trainers to deliver high quality accredited face to face training with practical skills sessions which is tailored to organisational need and policies. For CCT skilled Trainers to deliver training which fulfils the current Core Skills Training Framework(CSTF), current CQC and NICE guidelines.

Course Objectives

  1. What is challenging behaviour?
  2. Having an awareness and understanding of various types of challenging behaviours
  3. Causes, triggers and Influential factors of challenging behaviours (such as psychological factors )
  4. Gaining knowledge and awareness of how Learning Disabilities contribute to challenging behaviours
  5. Initial and functional assessment processes of challenging behaviours
  6. Associated risks with those presenting with challenging behaviours and ‘Kaplan’ Assault Cycle’ in relationship to physical and non-physical assaults
  7. Gaining knowledge, awareness and skills on how to safely remove on confiscate risk items and safely keep them in schools premises
  8. Gaining knowledge and understanding of a school behaviour policy and plan in managing challenging behaviours and how to deal with serious incidents of violence and property destruction
  9. The importance of safeguarding children following the school behaviour policy and the benefits of inter-agency networking to safeguard and manage challenging behaviour in schools
  10. Gaining knowledge, awareness and skills on the importance of how teachers manage their own emotions and behaviour in order to manage challenging behaviour well
  11. Gaining knowledge and understanding on how teachers respond to the seven phases of the ‘Escalation Cycle’ and how that is linked with ‘Prochaska and Di Clemente cycle of change  in schools
  12. Gaining knowledge, awareness and skills of the importance of active listening, validation , effective communication and de-escalation skills
  13. The power of teachers in exercising discipline and how that is linked to each school policy and the law within school grounds and outside school grounds using reasonable force
  14. Exercising detention and sanctions using reasonable force in line with school policies and current law
  15. Understanding when to use seclusion and isolation rooms
  16. The role of family support and involvement in managing challenging behaviours in schools

Course Modules

  1. What is challenging behaviour?
  2. Various types of challenging behaviours
  3. The Causes, triggers and Influential factors of challenging behaviours
  4. How Learning Disabilities contribute to challenging behaviours
  5. Initial and functional assessment processes of challenging behaviours
  6. Associated risks with those presenting with challenging behaviours
  7. The ‘Kaplan’ Assault Cycle’
  8. What is physical and non-physical assaults
  9. How to safely remove and confiscate risk items and safely keep them in schools premises
  10. What is a school behaviour policy and plan in managing challenging behaviours
  11. Dealing with serious incidents of violence and property destruction within school and outside school premises
  12. The benefits of inter-agency networking to safeguard and manage challenging behaviour in schools
  13. The importance of how teachers manage their own emotions and behaviour in order to manage challenging behaviour well
  14. How teachers respond to the seven phases of the ‘Escalation Cycle’ and how that is linked with ‘Prochaska and Di Clemente cycle of change in schools

Course Benefits

This face to face course provides learners with an in-depth awareness, insight, knowledge and skills on the causes of challenging behaviours and how this is addressed using various positive behavioural techniques, school policy , family involvement and other professional bodies .

CPD – 8 Points