Team Teach
Family Engagement Training

Unlock the power of effective family and parental engagement in behaviour support.

We know one of the most significant areas in school life is family and parental engagement, it can be one of the most challenging aspects of a teacher’s day. The subtle art of effectively communicating and supporting parents around sensitive areas such as behaviour can be fraught with pitfalls and anxiety on both sides of the table.

Introducing a CPD-accredited course that empowers schools with effective strategies for family and parental engagement and positive behaviour support.

With our Family Engagement Training you’ll gain all the knowledge and skills you need to build that essential shared understanding of behaviour as communication, and support families with effective strategies they can use at home, so every individual receives the best possible all-round support.

It also equips your families with access to the My Family Coach resources.

Our accessible Family Engagement Training courses are available in-person and online, as public and private courses.

Public Courses

Our public courses are scheduled by us throughout the year and are hosted in public venues and open for anyone to join. For these events spaces are limited.

Join us for one of our next online virtual courses:

  • 19th & 20th March 2024
  • 27th & 28th March 2024
  • 16th & 17th April 2024
  • 24th & 25th April 2024
  • 7th & 8th May 2024
  • 16th & 17th May 2024

Private Courses

Private courses are available for you to book and are held within your setting or a venue of your choice. These programmes can be specifically tailored to your setting.

What This Course Will Teach You

Help the families of children and young people in your setting better understand and support their child’s behaviour at home.

This course will enable you to:

  • understand the challenges and opportunities when working with families, including barriers to communication, negative perceptions, and ways to increase parent/carer engagement
  • understand the Team Teach approach and how it can help families understand and support their child’s behaviour
  • identify next steps for improving accessibility to information and consider the effectiveness of current engagement strategies for supporting children’s behaviour
  • successfully facilitate family workshops with parents and carers, using My Family Coach supporting resources, underpinned by the Team Teach philosophy and approach to behaviour.

Our 2-day online facilitator course in behaviour support for families is available for individuals who already hold Level 1 Team Teach training and work with parents and carers of children and young people in Education and Health & Social Care Settings.

Anyone who works directly with parents and carers would benefit from this course, which explores ways to work effectively with families to support their child’s behaviour. This course is also suitable for senior leaders looking to develop parental engagement and positive behaviour support for families at an organisational level.

Why do participants need a Team Teach Level 1?

Prior to attending the training, participants must possess a current and in date Team Teach certificate. This requirement ensures that you have already received training in Team Teach’s de-escalation methodology.

Our methodology encompasses improved safety through non-harmful behaviour support techniques, reduced physical restraints (with an emphasis on de-escalation strategies being 95% of our focus), enhanced communication skills, knowledge of legal and ethical considerations, and personal safety awareness.

This training equips participants with vital skills for effectively managing behaviours that challenge while prioritising the wellbeing of both the participant and the children and young people they work with.

If you do not currently hold a certificate, a one-day virtual Team Teach Level One training course is available for completion at any time before you commence your Family Engagement training course.

Delivered by our expert trainers with current experience supporting families, this course equips individuals with an understanding of how the Team Teach approach to supporting behaviour can be shared with parents and carers through family workshops and My Family Coach resources. This creates a shared understanding of behaviour as communication and supports families with effective strategies they can use at home.

This training explores the challenges and opportunities faced when working with families and how to create an effective programme of support. This includes a family workshops package, My Family Coach resources, and the My Family Journal app, that can be used for ongoing parental engagement. Participants will work collaboratively to plan and present modules from the family workshops, sharing ideas and experience with the group.

Participants will receive:

  • A family workshop presentation slide deck
  • A package of supporting resources for delivering family workshops
  • Access to My Family Coach resources and journal app
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities when working with families, including barriers to communication, negative perceptions, and ways to increase parent/ carer engagement
  • Consider how the Team Teach approach can help families understand and support their child’s behaviour
  • Identify next steps for improving accessibility to information and consider the effectiveness of current parental engagement strategies for supporting children’s behaviour
  • Work with families to identify where My Family Coach resources can support understanding of behaviour as communication
  • Create a programme of support tailored to the unique needs of a setting utilising the My Family Coach suite of resources
  • Facilitate family workshops to parents and carers, using My Family Coach supporting resources underpinned by the Team Teach philosophy and approach to behaviour

Our 2-day online course in behaviour support for families provides individuals with practical, interactive training, designed to equip participants with a toolkit of strategies to use when working with parents and carers. It supports parental engagement through a wide range of My Family Coach supporting resources and promotes a shared understanding of behaviour as communication.

Please note that individuals must have valid Level 1 Team Teach training certification (or beyond) to participate in this course. This training takes the philosophy of Team Teach and identifies how core messages can be shared with families to better support children’s behaviour, therefore an understanding of the Team Teach approach is essential.

  • Module 1: Building Trusting Relationships
  • Module 2: Listening & Learning
  • Module 3: Family workshops
  • Module 4: Planning a family workshop (group project)
  • Module 5: Where does behaviour come from?
  • Module 6: Presenting a module of a family workshop (group presentation)
  • Module 7: Communication & Connection
  • Module 8: Community & Working Together
  • Module 9: Action planning and next steps

This training is delivered virtually allowing you to learn from the comfort of your home or workplace.

Please contact us if you would like to make an enquiry about training in person at a venue provided by your organisation.

It’s easy to book onto a Team Teach positive behaviour training course. We have a wide range of dates and locations available across the UK. Individuals can be booked onto any of the courses that are running across the country. Alternatively, for larger groups, get in touch to discuss holding Team Teach training at your venue.

To book a course: Use our search tool to browse the dates and locations of our face-to-face and virtual courses. It’s simple to book online using a credit card or generate an invoice for your employer.

For in-house training: Register your interest by filling in our simple enquiry form and we’ll be in touch to discuss your training requirements. One of our experienced lead trainers will arrange a further consultation to discuss your needs in more detail and arrange dates for the delivery of the course.

Unsure which course you need? Fill in our simple enquiry form and we’ll be in touch to recommend the best course for your individual needs and setting.

My Family Coach

Complementing our Family Engagement Training is the parent/carer website, My Family Coach, that supports families with behaviour strategies and creates stronger links between your setting and home.

My Family Coach is a free website powered by Team Teach.

With My Family Coach, your parents and carers are empowered with the information they need to understand behaviour that challenges. It’s full of helpful support for the families in your school and creates stronger links between school and home. All our resources are free for your families to enjoy. We also offer additional paid coaching services for parents and carers looking for individual support.

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Want to Discuss What Option is Right For You?

All Team Teach Positive Behaviour training is highly customised and tailored to your needs, with a variety of delivery options available.

Contact us today to discuss how we can best support you and your organisation.