Training for staff in positive handling strategies through a whole setting holistic approach.

The Team-Teach approach to provide your school’s duty of care when managing violent and aggressive behaviour as part of whole school behaviour management is laid out below.

Team-Teach is Oxfordshire County Council's preferred system for holistic behaviour management that needs to include the use of Positive Touch and Restrictive Physical Intervention (RPI). The does not commit the local authority exclusively to Team-Teach. Schools will adopt preferred lawful systems as determined by school leaders and governors.

When children present aggressive or violent behaviours towards their peers or staff that require physical interventions, including restraint, then the relevant policy to address this is the Model Positive Handling Policy (pdf format, 218Kb)


Information on training is available at

Reporting physical and verbal abuse (PVA1) of staff

The system for reporting physical and verbal abuse (PVA) of staff in schools maintained by the local authority has been electronically upgraded. If school leadership wants to request a follow up when they have reported an incident then please visit the schools health and safety page.

Commissioning other support for managing pupil behaviour

If you wish to discuss any further aspect of commissioning behaviour support work in your school or setting, then please contact

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