Jonathan Newport is a behaviour specialist with over 30 years of experience. He has worked in a range of educational settings, he started his career in a mainstream Primary school, it was here that he developed a passion for puzzle solving with children who were struggling to ‘fit’ in their own classes, this is where he began to broaden his understanding around the concept of behaviour as communication. In 2018 Jonathan started what he describes as his ‘Dream Job’ leading the Team Teach organisation. He believes as we seek to reduce restraint, we must also develop our ability to reduce risk, thus safeguarding all. In his aim to develop the Team Teach thinking, he has been keen to show how the holistic approach adopted for children is transferable to the adult services, which has led him to work wider in the Health and Social Care sectors, looking specifically at dementia care. At the heart of Jonathan’s work is a passion to change the dynamic for children, young people and adults who find themselves distressed and unable to regulate behaviour by supporting those who work closely with them to better understand their needs, improving outcomes and wellbeing for all.
15 November 2022 | 10:30 - 10:50 | English | The power of de-escalation and positive supports in a school learning culture
It is important to understand that all behaviour is communication, and we have a responsibility as professionals to value and give time to interpreting whales being communicated. This, alongside levels of self awareness and being emotionally available adults, allows us to create the best support for class groups and individuals. Woven into all this Is a toolkit of de escalation, both verbal and non verbal skills, which facilitate a positive school learning culture.
17 November 2022 | 10:30 - 12:30 | English | Level 1 & 2 from understanding behavior as communication to developing a de-escalation toolkit
A mix of the foundations of Level 1 & Level 2 training courses. Some of the learning outcomes participants will engage in:
• Increase understanding and awareness of behaviour as communication and develop a framework to better respond to reduce risk
• Understand the drivers and motivations displayed by individuals who are distressed and may become aggressive and disruptive
• Execute simple and safe positive handling techniques including personal safety, appropriate for a low/medium risk environment (If required by your setting). Our techniques are situated within a respectful, supportive approach to behavior support strategies which maintains positive relationships.
• Utilise a toolkit of holistic strategies on de-escalation and crisis intervention, both verbal and non-verbal for supporting with disruptive and distressed behaviors.