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Positive Handling for Schools Feedback

Education Sector

Abbeyfield School, Northampton.
'Friendly, informative, professional trainers who added humour and made the day enjoyable and comfortable' - Teacher

'This was my third Positive Handling training, but my first with Intelligensa. It was most definitely the best, most enjoyable, most informative and most easily understood. The guys were incredibly professional, realistic, helpful and relevant to our setting. It was a great day. Thank you' - Teacher on Behaviour Team
St. Jude's Academy, Wolverhampton.
'The theory was super and does set the context. Many thanks, we would strongly recommend you' - Head Teacher

'Pitched at the right level, good time-scale, not too long. Interactive course which was always interesting. Good but appropriate banter which made the evening more enjoyable after a long work day' - Teacher
St Bartholomew's Roman Catholic School, Swanley.
'Best and most informative training I have received' - Teacher.

'I feel the whole school should do this course' - Teacher.

'I found the practical techniques very beneficial' - Teaching Assistant.
Rutherford House School, Balham.
'The trainer was very informative and easy to engage with. I would highly recommend and we will be using them again' - Deputy Head teacher

'Fantastic session. Really enjoyed it and lots of useful information. Thank you' - Deputy Head teacher
Holy Family RC Primary School, Oldham.
'Fantastic course.Very reassuring to all staff and built confidence' - Teacher

'A super course with real life examples to make it relevant to us' - Teacher

'Very clear direction given. The trainer was flexible in responding to our queries which were specific to our setting' - Head teacher
Trinitas Academy Trust, Belvedere.
'I will feed back so your training can be recommended to others. It was outstanding! Many thanks' - Teacher

'Very useful course in easy steps to follow. I feel more confident in handling a child' - Teacher

'Something that needs to be taught to ALL staff' - Teacher.

'Course leaders were clear, knowledgeable and supportive. Very helpful course'- Teacher.
St Bernard's Catholic High School, Rotherham.
'Really enjoyed the training. Best INSET for a long time. Thank you' - Teacher.

'The course was informative with practice time and the instructors were able to competently answer queries' - Teacher.
St Mary's Primary School, Lewisham
'The training was very clear, well presented and you came away with very simple techniques. I have attended two other positive handling courses and this was by far the best!' - Head teacher.

'The course was interesting and held my focus well. Good mix of practical demonstration and verbal learning' - Teacher

'Easy to follow training. Simple techniques to follow in stressful situations' - Teacher
Belvedere Infant and Nursery School, Belvedere.
'The delivery was engaging & very informative. I feel much more confident in dealing with children who require extra support in this area' - Inclusion Teacher

'Excellent course. I feel well informed and confident to apply in a real situation in school' - Deputy Headteacher

'One of the most useful courses I have attended. Very simple techniques but very effective' - Teacher
The King Alfred School, London.
'The instructor demonstrated great knowledge and competence' - Teacher

'The course was so much better than previous courses I have attended' - Teacher
The Littlehampton Academy, Littlehampton.
'Great course, superbly put across and good to have follow up material being sent across' - Teacher.

'Great course, informative and specific. All very useful and applicable' - Teacher.

'Fantastic. I am much more confident in what I can do legally in school to prevent further harm' - Teacher.
Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth 1 College, Leicester.
'I am so glad we picked you from the research we did. All the feedback is incredibly positive; I know I learnt a great deal and thoroughly enjoyed and engaged with it' - College Vice Principal

‘Good course run at just the right level for the group, both morning and afternoon sessions’ - Estates employee
St Ursula's E-ACT Academy, Bristol.
'I really enjoyed the course, it has helped me to feel more confident when thinking of potential scenarios at work' - Teacher.

'Very easy to understand and follow strategies. Fab course that I will be able to use in my role if necessary' - Teacher.

'Good course which helped to build confidence with when and how to use restraint techniques' - Teacher.
Hope Community School, Sidcup, Kent.
'Great professionalism, clear instructions and easy to understand' - Teacher.

'Very professional in the presentation of the course. Good fun. Clear guidance especially on safety for those being restrained and person restraining' - Teacher.
University of Warwick
'Excellent, comprehensive overview' - University tutor

'I found the course insightful and instructive' - Campus Staff
Christ Church Academy, Stone, Staffordshire.
'Great, clear instructions. Plenty of opportunity to practice' - Teacher.

I thought it was really informative. I feel much more confident now' - Teacher.
The Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Great course. Thank you' - Boarding staff.

'Far superior to any other similar courses' - Boarding staff.
Yardleys School, Birmingham
'Thorough underpinning of knowledge, clear staged training building skills and confidence' - Teacher.

'Course was well presented, confidently and cheerfully delivered. Tutor had excellent knowledge of subject' - Teacher.

'Ten out of ten' - Teacher.
Aylward Primary School, Stanmore.
'Clear, friendly, knowledgeable, adapted to needs of group' - Teacher

'Very professional. Good range of information and physical activity' - Teacher.

'Very good. Highly relevant. Learning the law in an accessible way was excellent' - Teacher
Anderton Park School, Birmingham.
'Really appreciated the law understanding in the morning. I hadn't had that before but it was great to see it in context' - Teacher.

'The course was delivered brilliantly. The techniques, and guidance was great and it will be beneficial in the workplace' - Nursery Teacher,
Kings House School, Richmond
'An informative course which has given me greater confidence' - Teacher.

'I feel much more confident dealing with challenging behaviour in the classroom' - Teacher.

'The course was fantastic. Really great' - Teacher
Corngreaves Academy, Birmingham
'Enjoyed this course. It was well presented in a way that I could follow and understand - Teacher.

'Overall delivery was excellent. Practical and theory very interesting and well delivered.' - Teacher.

'Great delivery. Put at ease and very informative.' - Teacher.
Colegrave Primary School, London
‘A clear concise course which was practical and provided me with valuable learning that I can use. This course uses up-to-date legislation which helps explain the practical element. Thank you’ - Teacher.

‘The focus on obligation and law helps us act as a school and realise that this over-rules local authority guidelines. Knowing that everything we learnt was safe and with dignity means I feel much more confident about using it’' - Teacher.
Cranborne School, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.
'Thank you. Excellent subject knowledge matched to our context and good skills that are simple and effective.' - Headteacher

'Really, really good day all round. Everyone working in schools needs this.' - Teacher
ARK Oval Primary School, Croydon, Surrey.
'We'll definitely recommend your company' - Assistant Headteacher

'Engaging, interesting and informative' - Teacher.

'I found it very interesting and informative. I now feel more able to tackle a restraint should it arise ' Teacher.
The Metropolitan Police (with Catch 22)
'Great presentation and workshop. Even I learned some lessons about how to keep safe.' - Metropolitan Police officer
Catch 22 Charity for young peoples education (with The Metropolitan Police)
'We've had some really good positive feedback from the school children. They thought it was really useful.' - Charity worker
Timbertree Academy, Birmingham.
''Well delivered. Valid content. Didn't become boring at any point.' - Teacher.
The Thomas Cowley High School, Donington.
'A really good 'hands on' course where you learn by practice' - Head of Year.

'Any questions we had, the trainer knew the answer' - Deputy Head.
Tower College, Rainhill, Prescot.
'The course was interesting and well organised. Ran at a good pace.' - Teacher, pre-school - Year 1.

'A very informative, enjoyable course, which will certainly come in handy' - Teacher, pre-school - Year 1.
St John's Church of England Primary School, London.
Super informative on both law and physical training' - teacher

'Very informative course. The tutor answered all questions with great detail and knowledge and taught the physical part very clearly' - teacher
Higham Primary School, Rochester, Kent.
'Good to have opportunities to practise moves with a 'struggling' tutor - gave more credence to real life - SEN Teacher
Noam PrimarySchool, Wembley.
'Well delivered and ensuring safety at all times' - Teacher.

'Both parts of the course were excellent and brilliantly delivered. Thank you.' - Headteacher.
Tower Primary School, Ware, Hertfordshire.
'Everyone in the school should have this course' - Teacher.

'Really good and clear - fun' - Teacher
BEP Group, Inclusion and Vocational programmes, Essex.
'The trainer was very informative and answered all questions.' - Teacher

'Far more comprehensive in relation to relevant laws, etc.' - Teacher

'Extremely informative. Good instructor.' - Teacher
Keir Hardie Primary and Childrens Centre, Newham, London
'Really clear on how to handle pupils. Practical sessions. Very good.' - Headteacher

'This course has given me better understanding and confidence as a teacher if and when the need arises to use the skills appropriately and within the law. Thank you to all the tutors for delivering this course in a fun and interactive way.' - Teacher
Woodlands School, Basildon, Essex.
'Practical hand-on training that has really developed my confidence in dealing with challenging situations.' - Raising Standards Leader

'Excellent use of practical skills to positively restrain and calm pupils in difficult situations.' - Year Head
Epping St John's School, Extended Learning Day Workshops, Essex.
'Great presentations. Thanks. The children will have learned alot. It will give them lots to think about.' - Teacher
Dania School, London, N7.
'Safe and easy to do without much physical effort.' - Teacher
Holy Cross C of E (VA) Primary School, Oldham.
'Superb on every way! Top notch day' - Headteacher

‘This was one of the most exceptionally put together courses I have attended. All instructions were clear. I feel armed to support all children in school’ - Teacher
Redden Court School, Romford.
'Excellent training' - Headteacher

'Very comprehensive, particularly the legal content. Many thanks.' - Teacher

'This was a very comprehensive and straightforward course that was also enjoyable' - Teacher
Queen Elizabeth's High School, Gainsborough.
'Really fantastic training. Thoroughly enjoyed it and got lots out of the course.' - Assistant Headteacher

'Absolutely great course. Very interesting and relevant theory and then some really simple and effective techniques demonstrated and practised.' - Physics Head

'Found the course really useful. I especially appreciated the knowledge of current legislation to guide what we are allowed and not allowed to do.' - Science Head
Denham Green E-ACT Academy, Denham Green.
‘Really useful information. Good balance of theory and practical’
Canary Wharf College, London
‘Really informative! Excellent balance of theory, law and practical skills. I feel much more confident’

‘The course was very enjoyable and provided lots of information. The instructors were very helpful and clear’

‘That was my first course on this topic and it was brilliant’

Woodhouses Voluntary Primary School.
‘A very good course delivered in a professional but friendly manner. Thank you’ – Headteacher

‘It was really worthwhile and I could see how the holds could be applied to different heights. The trainer was really experienced and made it interesting’ - Teacher
Hadlow Primary School, Tonbridge, Kent.
‘Professionally and competently delivered. Engaging trainers’ - Teacher

‘A very thorough and helpful course’ - Headteacher
Alexandra Park Primary School, Oldham.
‘Very informative, well explained and lots of practical ideas carried out and demonstrated on the course. I really enjoyed it’ - Teacher

‘This course built our confidence and self-esteem’ - Headteacher
London Borough of Havering
‘A very useful course with an excellent balance of theory, law and practical implementation. Every head teacher should be made to attend’ - Teacher, Branfil School, Havering

‘Excellent. Thank you. The course has made me more knowledgeable and confident on the use of positive handling techniques. All the info was explained clearly, thoughtfully and all questions were answered’ - Teacher
St. James Primary School, Emsworth, Hants.
‘The theory and law information provided in the morning with relevant scenarios enabled good discussion. Putting restraints into action in the afternoon, with resistance, was beneficial too’ - Year 6 teacher
St. Luke's CE (VA) Primary School, Cambridge.
'Thoroughly covered course with good practical demonstrations that helped explain the thought process behind it' - Teacher

'All the instruction was engaging and beautifully presented - not reading off PowerPoints, etc. Well illustrated' - Teaching Assistant
St. Mark's Church of England Primary School, Tunbridge Wells.
'Excellent course, delivered in a very professional but relaxed way to make us all feel comfortable and confident' - Teacher

'Thank you very much. Excellent' - Teacher
Alexandra Park School, Muswell Hill, London.
'Very useful and interesting. Particularly useful information about different laws that exist' - Teacher

'Good mix of theory and practice' - Teacher
St. Anne's RC Primary School, Manchester.
'Super. Thank you. The trainer came and spoke to staff who were feeling anxious about children they work with. Over and above expectations. - Teacher

'Really useful course, trainers answered all questions efficiently and supported outside of the course as well' - Teacher
The Haven School, Stafford.
'I feel much more confident that my staff can manage situations now. Great. Thanks' - Principal
Our Lady's Abingdon
'I found this course very informative and well presented especially as it was at the end of a school day' - Teacher

'Very clear presentation and at a good pace' - Teacher
Steiner Academy Frome
'Well delivered and easy to understand. The demonstrations were excellent' - Teacher

'The trainers answered questions helpfully giving us confidence to deal with the issues that arise in our particular settings with little children, (as well as older ones). It was particularly helpful to have the law clarified, giving us more confidence to know how to make quick decisions' - Teacher
Riverside Primary Academy, Tyne and Wear
'It was great to attend training where all of our staff are motivated, engaged and enthused to learn new skills.
Our questions were all answered effectively. All credit to your wonderful trainers – they put our staff at ease with their friendly and supportive approach and got the key messages across in a professional and effective way. There is a real buzz and positive atmosphere amongst the staff today- all praising the training and saying what a good session it was' - Deputy Head
Limehurst Primary School, Oldham.
'Fantastic course that covers everything you need to know, including worries with law and legislation' - Early Years Teacher

'The trainer was very knowledgeable concerning the techniques used and made the course interesting and memorable' - Year 6 Teacher
Hunts Cross Primary School, Liverpool.
'Excellent delivery of course. Very informative and certainly useful to be given information about the law' - Teacher

'Fantastic course. Confidence building and put my mind at ease about previous incidents and my actions' - Teacher
Sissinghurst Primary School, Sissinghurst, Kent.
'Great, friendly instructors. Clear at instruction' - Teacher

'Feel much more confident in dealing with a situation now' - Teacher
Edenbridge Primary School
'Easy to follow and understand, approachable instructors, confident to use techniques shown' - Teacher

'It was really engaging and informative' - Teacher
Branfil Primary School, Upminster, Essex.
'The opportunity to practice holds was invaluable' - Assistant Headteacher
Royal Liberty School, Romford.
'Far exceeded expectations and superior to other courses' - Teacher

'I liked the practical training' - Teacher
Hodge Clough Primary School, Oldham.
'It was really helpful. The question and answer session helped with real-life situations' - Early Years Teacher
Barley Lane Primary School, Redbridge, London.
'The trainer was great. His communication and explanations were crystal clear' - Teacher

'Excellent training' - Teacher
Chadwell Primary School, Redbridge, London.
'Really good course that has made me much more aware of positive handling' - Teacher
Seven Kings Primary School, Redbridge, London
' The trainer was very knowledgeable and presented the course extremely well' -Teacher

'I left the course feeling very confident and ready to make improvement and changes' - Teacher

Plume, Maldon's Community Academy, Maldon, Essex.
'Great course. Well presented and at the right level for me. It will be very useful. Thank you. It was great!' - Teacher
St. Peter's C of E Academy, Chippenham.
'It addressed the needs and answered any questions that we had' - Teacher
Harrow Way Community School, Andover.
'The trainer was fab. Really clear and friendly. The techniques were easy to use and there was a common sense approach' - Teacher

'Excellent interaction, well explained, well delivered, executed to a high standard' - Teacher
Welling School, Bexley, Kent
'Extremely enjoyable and educational' - Teacher

'Far superior to similar type of training' - Teacher
Cherry Tree Education, Margate.
Brilliant - After years of attending various training on physical interventions, this is the first time I have ever felt confident and competent' - Head Teacher
Werneth Primary School, Oldham.
'Gave me confidence. Far more than any other course. I didn't leave with any outstanding concerns' - Assistant Principal

'Great course' - Teacher
SS Peter & Paul's Catholic Primary School, Redbridge.
'An excellent training session. The trainer was very knowledgeable with regard to the law and current legislation. Will book for other staff and recommend' - Headteacher

'The trainer was very knowledgeable and informative. The course gave me a much greater awareness of the law surrounding restraint' - Deputy Headteacher
Gearies Primary School, Redbridge.
'Useful information. Fantastic trainer. Would definitely recommend to other people' - Teacher
Henry Chadwick School, Rugeley, Staffordshire.
'I feel much more confident in the law side and how to restrain safely' - Teacher

'Relevant and the right pace' - Teacher
Roding Primary School, Redbridge.
'The course was fantastic. Very informative. I feel safer using the restraints as I am more aware of the legal side' - Teacher

'Really useful to support the children and knowing the law around holding' - Teacher
St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School, Farnborough.
'Fantastic, informative, helpful course. Background knowledge essential for understanding' - Teacher

'Informative, well presented, interesting and engaging' - Teacher
Briscoe Primary School, Pitsea, Essex.
'Thank you so much. A fun and informative course' - Teacher
Nishkam Academy, Wolverhapmton.
'Very well delivered training that was very hands on' - Teacher

'Very good session. Thank you' - Teacher
Floreat Wandsworth, London.
'Very good information and practical hands-on experience' Teacher

'A fantastic workshop lead in a comfortable and inclusive way for all' - Teacher
Redbridge Primary School, Redbridge.
'I have a better understanding of how I can support the children and ensure their health and safety. it was very informative' -Teacher
Maidenhill School, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire.
'This course was delivered with a good mix of humour, but more crucially what we need to know to deal with potential risks' - Teacher

'I feel more confident, more prepared and able to support other professionals that have been trained' - Teacher
St Luke's Primary School, Oldham.
'Really good, clear, hands on. I got a good understanding of how to move others safely' - Teacher

'Really helpful and able to answer all questions' - Teacher
Lady Barn House School, Cheadle.
'I definitely feel my knowledge has been enhanced.I have knowledge of how to restrain or move anyone in a safe manner if it is ever required and I am much more aware of the legal background' - Teacher

Clovelly House School, Leicestershire.
'A good day. I fell more confident when dealing with the children at difficult times' - Teacher

'The course was well delivered and kept interesting and enjoyable' - Teacher
Springfield Community Primary School, Hackney.
'It was excellent. The practical application was very useful, the instructors were clear, and now I can justify my actions' - Teacher

'I would feel more confident now if I was faced with a situation. A really useful course that has given me more confidence' - Teacher
Brackenwood Infant School, Wirral.
'My knowledge has been very much enhanced and I feel confident to put it into practice. It was excellent training, very well explained and detailed. The practical training was excellent' - Teacher
Mason Moor Primary School, Southampton.
'The day was really interesting. Seeing the holds put to use was good. They made it fun too' - Teacher

'I feel more confident if I need to handle a child and more aware of the law and my rights. Great session and not boring' - Teacher
Biggleswade Academy, Biggleswade.
'The training was really useful. Thank you. That was well delivered and really useful' - Teacher
Blessed William Howard Catholic School, Stafford
'A well led and informative session. Relevant and interesting knowledge of the law was given' - Teacher

'Great trainer with excellent knowledge and experience' - Teacher
St Mary's College, Blackburn.
'The course was professionally presented with an excellent and confident trainer' - Staff member

'I thoroughly enjoyed the training. It was insightful and kept me engaged at all times' - Teacher
Ponteland Community Middle School, Tyne and Wear.
'This has enhanced my knowledge. I knew nothing about the laws that were in place. I now also have strategies to cope with students who require restraining' - Teacher

'I now feel confident in such situations. I thought the training was very successful and delivered to a high standard' - Teacher
Sheringham Primary School, Newham, London.
'A really good session and I learned a lot. It was well explained and clearly demonstrated' - Teacher

'A really good session. Informative, constructive, well delivered. It is great that you focus on prevention instead of just doing the holds' - Teacher
LVC School of English, London
'The training is an eye opener to new development in Positive Handling. The instructor was amazing by bringing real life situations relevant to the training. I look forward to more training from Intelligensa. Thank you' - Teacher
Bishop Ellis Catholic Primary School, Leicester.
'Much better than our previous training. It was really useful being able to discuss scenarios that apply to our school' - Teacher

'An excellent teacher with a good balance of talk, discussion, developing decision making and practical skills' - Headteacher
St Gregory's Catholic Primary School, Margate, Kent.
'It was an informative, fun session which clearly outlined the correct procedures needed in a school. Thank you' - Teacher
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