Viewing posts from: March 2019

29th March 2019

Springwood Heath School 29 March 19

Keytrainers with their certificates of accreditation after successfully completing the one day refresher course.

Today’s course was held at Springwood Heath Primary School in Liverpool. It was a one day practical refresher course for staff who have previously attended a five day Handling People with Special Needs Education train the trainer course with Centaur and now require a refresher. Attending the course we had Sarah Leslie and Julie Pendleton both from Springwood Heath School, they were joined by Michelle Rice from Broadgreen International School, Helen Vickers and Lynn Barber both from SEN Services at Sefton Council, Janet Phillips from Acorns Primary School and Joanne Milnes from Green Lane School.

Handling People with Special Needs Train the Trainer Course

This weeks course was a five day Handling People with Special Needs Education train the trainer masterclass course which is aimed at any staff who work in an environment where children of an education age may need moving and handling. This course then allows those staff trained to not only deliver the moving and handling training to the staff they work with but also to completed risk assessment and pupil assessments.

The course ran from the 25th – 29th March 2019 and was held at Saltersgate School in Dalkeith, Scottish Borders. We had five participants attending Chris O’Brien, Yvonne Hamilton, Clare Tulloch and Susan Stewart all from Saltergate School, they were joined by Natasha Heslop-Hendry from Vision for Education in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Saltersgate School 25-29 Mar 19

Saltersgate School 25-29 Mar 19

Well run course, great content, delivered well. Feel well equipped to deliver the course” – Susan Stewart, Learning Assistant, Saltersgate School

 

26th March 2019

Today’s course was a one day Load Management Theory & Client Handling Techniques refresher evaluation workshop. This one day course is for staff who have previously attended a three day Load Management Theory & Client Handling Techniques train the trainer masterclass course, aimed at staff who work in the elderly and hospital care environments.

Jessica, Amanda, Centaur Trainer Jan, Maxine and Rita

Attending the course we had Rita Mills from The Weir Nursing Home and she was joined by Maxine Kelly from Mobile Care, Jessica Smith from Quality Care @ Home and Amanda Pierce from The Nuffield Hospital in Bournemouth. Jan Crawford Centaur Trainer commented that ” the day went well, all the group are proficient at teaching and training and are continuing to demonstrate high levels of practice.”

 

Pioneer School

On the 20th March 2019, we ran our fourth one day Handling People with Special Needs Education refresher workshop of the week, keeping our trainers very busy. This course was held at The Pioneer School in Basildon Essex and again was for staff based within an education setting, allowing them to continue to deliver manual handling training to the staff based within their schools and complete risk assessments and individual pupil assessments. Attending this course we had Sue Hand from Beacon Hill Academy in Thurrock and Clare Thorn from the host school.

Pioneer School 20th March 2019

 

19th March 2019

This was a busy week for course’s this been the third one day refresher course we ran in the week, this one was held at The Education Village in Darlington and again was a one day Handling People with Special Needs Education course. We had four participants attending, Lynn Baguley from Beaumont Hill Academy which is part of the Education Village and she was joined by Louise Farrow from Hurworth Primary School in Darlington and Catherine Coley and Beverley Richardson both from Evergreen School in Bishop Auckland. It was a very busy day with all four of the participants working hard together on problem solving tricky techniques and risk assessments along with refreshing many areas of theory knowledge.

Education Village 19 Mar 19

Keytrainers looking very pleased with their Key Trainer packs after passing the one day refresher course

 

Springwood Primary School, Salford – 18th March 2019

Today’s course, held on the 18th March 2019, was a one day Handling People with Special Needs refresher evaluation workshop for the Key Trainers based in Springwood Primary School in Salford. This was a one day refresher course for the three staff who have previously attended the five day Handling People with Special Needs Education course and now required a practical update. This allows them to continue with their manual handling accreditation, meaning that they can continue to train the staff within the school in safe moving and handling practice along with completing risk assessments and pupil assessments for the school. The three Key trainers attending were Sue Papworth, Chloe Cosgrove and Susan Johnston and they can be seen in the picture below with one of the training dolls previously purchased from Centaur.

Springwood Primary School 18th March 19

Durham County Council

Left to Right: Angela, Paula, Jan (Centaur Trainer) and Helen.

 

The course today, 18th March 2019, was a one day Handling People with Special Needs V2 refresher evaluation workshop. This course was for the three Key Trainers within Durham County Council who train staff in the safe moving and handling of adults with physical special needs. It was a great day and Jan was made to feel very welcome and I am pleased to say that all three Key Trainers ended the day passing the course, well done. Attending the course was Angela Lynch, Paula Chilley and Helen Clark who are based at various Pathways departments across the Durham County Council area.

 

12th March 2019

Today’s course was a one day Handling People with Special Needs Education practical refresher day for three staff who had previously attended a full five day course with us. It was held at West SILC in Leeds and there were three participants attending, Sarah Riley and Julie Fryer both from the host school, they were joined by Graeme Oxtoby from IpaSS at Hull City Council. Janet commented that it was ” a great day spent with three well established trainers who monitor for good practice continually“.

All three of the Key Trainers passed the course with merit which is testimony to their hard work.

 

8th March 2019

This weeks course was a one day Key Trainer refresher evaluation workshop for staff who have previously attended the five day Handling People with Special Needs train the trainer masterclass manual handling course. The course was held at Kemball School in Stoke on Trent and we had five participants in total, four from Kemball School, Claire Easby, Helen Smith, Felicity Bayley and Karen Burgess and they were joined by Donna Dodd from nearby Watermill School.

It’s good to have ideas to vary the activities we use to train the information we need in an engaging way” – Karen Burgess, Teacher, Kemball School

Great trainer, very knowledgeable, lots of good handouts and ideas” – Donna Dodd, Teaching Assistant, Watermill School

 

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

This week, 4th – 6th March 2019, we ran a three day Perioperative Manual Handling & Patient Positioning Train the Trainer course for staff based within the theatre department at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. The week was spent covering the theory behind safe manual handling, risk assessment, specialist technique relating to theatre departments and presentation skills. It was a full course with six participants, Liam Gillespie, Stephen Lloyd, Tom Fowles, Charlotte Sykes, Joanne Millington and Victoria Taylor and I am pleased to say that all six participants finished the three day course with a level 3 pass.

Left to right : Charlotte, Victoria, Joanne, Jan (Centaur Trainer), Tom, Stephen, Liam.