Staff INSET this term has focused on training of MAPA techniques. MAPA stands for Management of Actual or Potential Aggression and replaces the Team Teach approach to physical interventions that has been in use previously. MAPA fits with our approach to verbal de-escalation and using personalised techniques to help our pupils regulate their emotions and be ready for learning. If a ‘hold’ is the most appropriate and safest way to help a child, then they may find that the techniques used are slightly different.
More information on MAPA can be found here: MAPA® Course Topics Foundation Level | Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)
If you have any queries and wish to know more, please contact us through the usual channels.