Thirsty Scholars



We feel very strongly that our supply teachers and support staff should have access to high quality training opportunities. It is essential that our candidates can progress themselves professionally in the same way that their permanent teaching colleagues can. With this in mind we have partnered with a specialist education training provider called Thirsty Scholars Academy to enable us to offer a number of comprehensive on-line courses to our teachers and teaching assistants.
Please contact us at for more information about the suite of courses we offer detailed below:

  • 2019 Advanced Safeguarding, Child Protection and Prevent (SGCPD)
  • A Guide to Being an Effective Supply Teacher (EST-VE)
  • An Introduction to Phonics (PHO-VE)
  • An Introduction to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) (SEN01-
  • An Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EY-VE)
  • Behaviour Management Training - Level 1 (BM01-VE)
  • Behaviour Management Training - Primary Level 1 (BMP-VE)
  • British Values (BV01-VE)
  • Cover Supervisor Training - Level 1 (CS01-VE)
  • Effective Listening in Schools (ELS-VE)
  • Effective Personal Communication in Schools (EPC-VE)
  • Equality and Diversity (ED01-VE)
  • Invigilation Training (EI-Veritas)
  • Safeguarding, Child Protection and Prevent
  • Teaching in the UK: An Introduction for Overseas teacher



We regularly run courses around the country to allow our candidates to achieve this much sought after training.

12 Hour (Two Day) Basic Course

Aimed at medium risk individual challenging behaviours and service settings: special schools, PRU's,  children's homes, elderly care services, etc. Typically staff supporting individuals with documented challenging behaviours / special needs that foreseeably possess a physical risk to self or others.

The course is organised into 8 modules

Module 1 - Background to Team-Teach

Module 2 - The Legal Framework

Module 3 - Understanding Aggression

Module 4 - How Feelings Drive Behaviours

Module 5 - De-escalation and Delusion

Module 6 - Personal Safety

Module 7 - Positive Handling (This section includes guiding, escorting and holding in standing, sitting and kneeing positions safely - techniques will be delivered appropriate to the service group)

Module 8 - Repair, Reflection and Review


"I can only say the best about the Team Teach Training and the 2 trainers that led the course.

They knew exactly what they were talking about, and their experience proved to be valuable when answering the many questions the trainees wanted to ask.

As trainees, we were always given time to reflect and ask questions about the course's contents, while the trainers were happy to answer all queries.

I also appreciated the structure of the course, as theory and practice would rotate, which helped us to stay focused and active at all times.

Also, in my opinion, the examples chosen were very effective to illustrate the situations and helped us to understand the importance of choosing and taking action wisely.

Our trainers were very confident and helpful, always keeping different perspectives in mind: the student in need, all the other students, the teacher, the law. 

This being said, I must recommend this training to everyone working in a school environment. It's precious!


Susana Santos



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