The Management of Actual or Potential Aggression for Schools


The Dean Trust has recently been searching for the best solution to address the growing need for more staff across the trust to be trained, and certified in, the management of physical intervention with pupils. More importantly, staff need the skills to decelerate the escalation of potential incidents to the point where physical intervention (restraint) is deemed necessary.

Such training of high quality can be hard to find, and certainly involves an expense.

However, we recently undertook Instructor Training with CPI, accrediting members of our trust to become certified to teach Pivotal MAPA® to our own staff, with the ability to customise the content to meet the needs of our schools and academies at a fraction of the cost.

Pivotal MAPA® (the Management of Actual or Potential Aggression for Schools) provides a new approach to positive handling and physical restraint training. It helps education professionals maximise the effectiveness of restraint and physical handling strategies to ensure the most vulnerable and distressed children are safely and effectively cared for during a crisis.

Such has been the quality of this training, our Teaching School, based at Ashton on Mersey School, has now partnered with CPI, giving MATs and other agencies and organisations the opportunity to engage with further Instructor Training programmes.

We are hosting a complimentary Taster Event on 9th May 2019 to see how everyone in your school can learn and apply simple and effective behavior management skills. 

To register your interest, ask for more information or to book onto the event please contact Cassy on 0161 929 9777.

Should you require any further information from our Teaching School, please contact teachingschool@thedeantrust.co.uk

Pivotal MAPA Taster Event