Viewing posts from: November 2018

Montacute School

This week, 26th – 30th November 2018, Janet was at Montacute School in Poole, Dorset to train six new Handling People with Special Needs Education Key Trainers. It was a busy and full week and despite illness and flooding all the participants worked hard. Attending the course we had Jacqueline Fielder and Lin Creswell both from the host school, they were joined by Hannah Marchant from Poole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Children’s Therapy Services, Donna Shannon from Exeter House School in Wiltshire, Hollie Parsons from Ty Gwyn School in Cardiff and Ian Armstrong from Ivy House School in Derby. Janet thanked the school for their excellent management and planning prior to the course which made the week run smoothly and anything she needs was on hand and available.

Janet has been amazing, really put me at ease and boosted my confidence. She made all areas enjoyable with great knowledge shared” - Hollie Parsons, Senior TA, Ty Gwyn School

The Avenue School

On the 23rd November 2018 Janet made her annual visit to The Avenue School in Reading to spend the day with the two Key Trainers based within the school, Kelly Boahene and Iram Illahi. The day was spent covering refreshing the theory and practical knowledge needed to maintain their manual handling accreditation and also training delivery ideas and problem solving tricky techniques situations. Both Key Trainers set a brilliant standard and passed the course with a merit, well done.

Chesnut Lodge School – 12th – 16th November 2018

The second course this week was also a Handling People with Special Needs Education Train the Trainer Masterclass, this time for Chesnut Lodge School In Widnes, Cheshire. We had two participants for this course, Amanda Evans and Sarah Sharp who were both from Chesnut Lodge School. Both participants worked hard throughout the week and by the end of the course were ready to work together as a team on developing the training for the school staff.

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar

This week, 12th – 16th November 2018, Jan was in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis to deliver two Load Management Theory & Client Handling Techniques refresher evaluation workshop to some of the existing Key Trainers followed by a three day Load Management Theory & Client Handling Techniques train the trainer master class to trainer new Key Trainers.

Front left to right. Jan (Trainer) Catherine, Anne, Madeleine, At back, Michaela , Jane & Christina.

The first day was spent with six Keytrainer, Madeleine Macaulay, Anne Macleod, Jane Macphee, Christine Macdonald, Catherine Ann Mackinnon and Michaela Smith (pictured above). It was a busy day which wasn’t spoiled by a power cut across the whole island! All the participants worked hard and passed the course at the end of the day.

Jan (Centaur Trainer), Julie, Angela, Catherine, Chrissie, Lorraine & Susan.

The Tuesday was the second of the two Load Management Theory & Client Handling Techniques refresher evaluation workshop, this time with a full day of electricity! Again we had six participants for the course, Lorraine Drummond, Catherine MacDougall, Julie Dunnett, Angela Gallagher, Susan Wooll and Chrissie Smith. This group spent some time problem soving and sharing experience and knowledge when doing this as well as practical technique updates and theory assessment.

The final course of the week was a three day Load Management Theory & Client Handling Techniques Train the Trainer Masterclass. This course was to train new Key Trainers for the course to join up with the already establish team of trainers to contiue to deliver the manual handling training throughout Western Isles Council. Attending the course we had Calum MacLeod, Donald MacLean, Murdina Naylor, Louise Morrison, James Wolstenholm and Michael Harrop. The trainer commented on how well the group worked together with lots of interesting discussions and problem solving during the three days.

Aberdeenshire Council

This weeks first course was held at Carronhill School in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire from the 12th – 16th November 2018. There were three participants for this course, Alison Carmichael from the host school, Caroline Galloway from Westfield School and Claire Ross from Anna Ritchie School all in Aberdeenshire.  All the participants were very enthusiastic and worked very hard which resulted in them all passing the course at the end of the week. The trainer passed on special thank you to Alison for organising the equipment access and rooms for the week.

Left – Right : Alison, Caroline, Claire.

Hounslow London Borough Council Refresher Workshop

Rajinder, Ashvindra, Jan (Centaur Trainer), Carole & Sundeep.

Today’s course, 7th November 2018, was held at Heathrow Summit Centre on behalf of Hounslow London Borough Council. There were four participants for this one day Load Management Theory and Client Handling Techniques refresher evaluation workshop, Rajinder Mall, Carole Ore, Ashvindra Permalloo and Sundeep Jaura. The trainer Jan said that she felt the group continued to demonstrate a high level of skill and commitment and they are able to problem solve and risk assess.

Jan is an amazing trainer, very professional and fun” – Rajinder Mall, Senior Carer

Independence Homes

This week, 29th October – 2nd November 2018, Jan traveled to Caterham in Surrey to the Independence Homes headquarters to train two new Handling People with Special Needs Key Trainers.

Left to Right: Sara, Jan (Centaur Trainer) & Jason.

Although there were just the two participants for the course, Sara McCague and Jason McDermott, it was a very productive and busy five days covering all the areas required for the course and I am pleased to say that both participants ended the week passing the course.

North Lincolnshire Council – 1st November 2018

This week’s course was held at The Cygnets in Scunthorpe on the 1st November 2018. Janet was there to deliver a one day Handling People with Special Needs Education yearly refresher course to five Key Trainers from the course. These five Key Trainers chose to attend a yearly face to face update course rather than complete the paper based assessments every six month in order to maintain their manual handling accreditation.

It was a busy day spent covering many areas including theory knowledge, problem solving and new equipment. Attending the course was Stuart Pattison, Rebecca Collinson-Graham, Cyndi Richards, Maria Heath and Jo Hayes.