This help document is aimed at assisting teachers who may find themselves in a situation where students are fighting or being physically violent to each other in the school grounds. The following strategy and procedure is designed to help the teacher remain and regain control in such situations and limit further violence and injury to person or property while de-escalating the situation.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a method which I follow and use regularly throughout the school year and have done so for over the last 7 years. Each year I would have used this strategy on in excess of 10 occasions or more. This method works well personally for me and other teachers I know but each individual needs to evaluate it for their own personal situation.