Viewing posts from: July 2019

Belong – 23rd July 2019

This weeks course was the first course delivered by Centaur’s new primary trainer James and was held at Belong in Warrington. This was a one day refresher evaluation workshop for three of the Key Trainers based within Belong who have previously attended and completed the three day Load Management Theory & Client Handling Techniques train the trainer course.

Belong 23 July 19

The day went well and was very busy with many practical techniques covered and practiced, including new techniques to assist the Key Trainers with problem solving back in their places of work.

Attending the course we had Bridget Lawler, Caroline Newton and Julie Burton, we also sent our long standing primary trainer Jan along to assist James. The course was very well received by all three of the Key Trainers who attended with brilliant feedback given.

Welcome to the team James.

City Of Wakefield Council Refresher Day

On the 15th July 2019, Jan spent the day at Hazelgarth Moving and Handling Training Hub in Wakefield to deliver a one day Load Management Theory & Client Handling Techniques refresher evaluation workshop. We had two Key Trainers from Wakefield Council attending, Sharon Myhill and Susan Brown and they were joined by Stephen Walsh from Middlesbrough Borough Council.

City of Wakefield Council 15 July 2019

Left to Right: Susan, Jan, Sharon, Stephen.

They spent the day covering many areas requested by the group such as hoist requirements and falling clients and also did some problem solving and great discussions. The trainer said that they all worked really well together and have all worked hard to maintain their high standard.

8th – 12th July 2019

This weeks we held a five day Handling People with Special Needs Education train the trainer masterclass course at Palmerston School in Liverpool. We had two participants from the course attending, Rosie Elson and Jenna Boyd and they were joined by Shamim Mukadam from Firwood High School and Jane Keese from Merefield School.

Palmerston School 8-12 July 19

It was a great five days with all four of the participants working very head which paid off at the end of the course as they were all awarded a pass with merit.

It was a lovely coure, relaxed and informative. A great week and learnt lots” – Jane Keese, Teacher, Merefield School

St Hugh’s School

St Hugh's School 11 July 19

On the 11th July 2019, Centaur’s primary trainer, Janet, visited St Hugh’s School in Scunthorpe. This school now has a large team of manual handling trainers who have all previously attended and completed the five day Handling People with Special Needs Education train the trainer course with Centaur and now required a one day refresher course. Attending the course we had Andy Houghton, Elizabeth Hood, Sophie Eyre, Michelle Johns, Sarah Hirst, Bridget Coy, David Robinson and Samantha Bentley.

This team are a credit to the school as they are so focused and ensure that they pass on best practice to the staff they train and continue to reduce risks as far as reasonably practicable.” Janet Hunt, Centaur Primary Trainer

10th July 2019

Greenpark School 10 Jul 19

Today’s course brought together the training team from two schools in Wolverhampton, Green Park School and Penn Hall School, for a one day refresher course. This was a busy day with eight trainers from across the two schools attending but they all worked hard and achieved a pass at the end of the day. The Centaur Primary Trainer. Maureen was very impressed with their team work and enthusiasm. Attending the course from Green Park School was Angela Esson, Rachael Spragg, Doreeta Norman and Dawn Simpkin. They were joined by Janice Handley, Janet Coley, Tracey Padley and Kimberley Morgan all from Penn Hall School.

 

Oak Learning Partnership Train the Trainer Masterclass Course

This week, 1st – 5th July 2019, our primary trainer Janet Hunt visited Elms Bank School in Whitefield, Bury to train four staff based in the school on the Handling People with Special Needs Education train the trainer masterclass course. Once the course is completed and passed this will then allow the four participants to train the staff in the school on the save moving and handling of the children attending the school and also carry out risk assessments for these children.

Elms Bank School

It was a very busy week with all four of the participants working very hard throughout the week, asking lots of questions and learning lots of new practical techniques. Attending we had Caroline Hirst, Claire Dempsey, Sinead Whitehead and Jackiya BegumĀ and I am pleased to say that all four finished the week passing the course and Janet said that they will go on to form a very strong team in the school.

Crowdys Hill School

On the 4th July 2019, Jackie spent the day at Crowdys Hill School in Swindon to refresher the two Key Trainers based at the school, Linda Whitaker and Gail Barlow, on the Handling People with Special Needs Education training resource. It was a great day spent covering a number of areas requested by the two trainers including risk assessment, data protection and GDPR regulations, safe handling policies and new techniques plus the compulsory theory knowledge units.

Crowdys Hill School 4 Jul 19

Kingfisher School – 2nd July 2019

Kingfisher School 2 Jul 19

Left to Right: Lisa, Anne, Maureen (Centaur Trainer) & Catherine.

Today Centaur ran a one day Handling People with Special Needs Education refresher evaluation workshop for three Key Trainers from Oldham Council. These three Key Trainers have all previously attended the five day manual handling course aimed at staff who work in special schools and with children and young adults with special needs. Attending the course we had Catherine Croke and Anne Tomlinson both based at Kingfisher School and they were joined by Lisa Howarth from the Sensory and Physical Support Service. The Centaur Trainer, Maureen, had a great day with all three of the Key Trainers working very hard and maintaining their level 4, with merit pass.