New and Revised for 2024

Hi, I am Tom Aitken,  

“Join me at the Positive Handling Academy so we can develop your own school in-house trainer with a logical framework for managing verbal conflict and strategies to support a child in crisis.”

The Positive Handling Academy is an exclusive Accredited Mentorship Programme to help your school better manage behaviour and disruption in the classroom.

Explore My System

My TeachSafe Traffic Lights SystemTM is the core structure of my research and delivery methodology in Positive Handling. This shape is known for its rigidity and structural integrity. Any change in one of them will affect the other two and any part can form the base on which the other two can be built upon. These principles form the core in managing classroom aggression and assault.

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How we can help your School

We have a team of National Experts waiting to work on the next 2 Day Positive Handling Event.

More control of how and when your staff are trained.

Cheaper than “buying in” training every year.

CPD Support for your trainer from a national expert.

Always be up to date with the latest research with Tom’s Academy.

Highly responsive course, new staff trained when you need them.

Our Training Course

We have designed a whole new package for Train the Trainer Course, which is SAFER and more CONVENIENT for you.


Don't want to travel? We come to your school and provide training in your setting


We concern for your safety. To meet the school needs, minimum 2 delegates and 5 maximum.


You can choose when and where event is held.


2-day fast track event with blended learning and ongoing support, instead of 3 days events we did in the past.


All resources provided so your new trainers can run PH courses for the school.

Positive Handling

IN SCHOOL Train the Trainer

Become a Positive Handling Trainer for your school.

Train the Trainer Course

We come to you!

£1599+VAT per delegate
(was £1789)

Minimum 2 delegates

Discounts available for additional delegates over 2!

My promise to your school:

Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back

Included in the package

  • Pre site audit to identify your specific training needs.
  • 2 days on site training at your school with our national mentor.
  • All the resources needed to deliver your own training. Handouts, presentation, risk assessments etc.
  • Online learning and assessment for your school to save staff time.
  • Mentorship in running your own events and peer review updates.

What Customers Are Saying About Us

“The course has proved me with advances knowledge and experience. The structure and flow enhanced my personal understanding. The care and support offered throughout has been above and beyond and is an invaluable element for my personal experience and confidence”.

Daniel Maynard, Hillary Primary School

“Great course - good material delivered brilliantly by competent instructors. Andy and Tom both did a super job.I feel ready to deliver training to my staff, for the benefit of staff and pupils.”

Ben Turner, Headteacher, Yardley Wood Community Primary School  

“This course has been fantastic and very informative. The trainer’s knowledge is invaluable to me going forward. He made me feel at ease from the start and gave me confidence in myself to go back to my setting and deliver this course. People would definitely benefit from learning how to identify triggers and knowing that, although positive handling is the name of the course, the aim is not to have to use it. I found this most important to learn. I feel I can pass on the knowledge given to me to the best of my ability thanks to the trainer.” 

Rachel Brown, All Souls C. of E. Primary School

“I leave the course feeling confident to run my first training session and aware of the range of stakeholders who would find this beneficial. The course is methodically structured to develop knowledge and expertise incrementally and secure understanding before moving on. It has also left me encouraged to continue my research of law and safeguarding within the workplace and educational setting” 


Kerry Sullivan, London Borough of Redbridge

Call now 0845 548 0521 to find out more or email me at