I have been a cover supervisor fresh from my PGCE for just over a year and have dealt regularly with fighting between students. The only training I have received in how to deescalate a fight came from my course, in which I was told to just “put myself in the middle and hold my arms out”. Since starting my role, I have asked my line manager and beyond three times if I would be able to receive training on positive handling/restraint in order to separate students fighting. I have been told yes on all occasions but still have not had anything arranged. Today I was on my own dealing with an extremely violent fight, in which tables, chairs etc were used and headbuts and punches were exchanged. It was only at the last second that two other staff, both female came to help. As an under 5ft 4in petite female trying to separate two nearly 6ft tall yr 10 boys armed with canteen tables, this was very difficult and dangerous. I do feel shaken by this as I and others could have been really hurt, but I don’t know where to turn to to get training for this. Does anyone know of any independent trainers that can provide training as the school still fail to provide this for me, or even any advice?