11th September 2019

This weeks course of the week was a one day Handling People with Special Needs Education refresher workshop and was held at Crocketts Community Primary School in Sandwell. We had a full course with six participants attending from various school across the area, Claire Foxall and Claire Greenhouse both from Crocketts Community Primary joined by Patricia Owen and Deborah Worley from St Michael’s High School, Michael Arscott from Brays School and Nicola Harries from Wyre Forest School.

Left – Right: Claire, Claire, Michael, Nicola, Deborah & Patricia.

23rd August 2019

Aberdeenshire Council 23 Aug 19

This was the first course ran by our new primary trainer, James and I am pleased to say that it went great with brilliant feedback received from the three participants. The course was held at Aberdeenshire Council’s office in Inverurie on the 23rd August 2019. We had three participants attending, Lynda Watson and Jacqueline Smith both from the council, they were joined by Giridhar Ravi from The Highland Hospice in Inverness. James said that the day went very well with all three participants demonstrating high standards and will continue to make great Key Trainers.

Course felt like you were participating all the time with both the trainer and other participants, best refresher I have been on“ Lynda Watson, Employee Development Officer, Aberdeenshire Council


East Dunbartonshire Council

Janet was back at Kirkintilloch School in East Dunbarton this week to deliver two one day basic manual handling courses for staff based within schools throughout East Dunbartonshire Council. Day one, 21st August 2019, we had nine staff from five different schools attending. The day was spent covering the basic theory knowledge along with the basics of manual handling techniques and how to carry these out safely, along with looking at specific techniques which the staff may need to use with pupils within their schools.

Day two, 22nd August 2019, there were five members of staff in attendance, again from a number of schools within the area. This group were again taught the basic theory knowledge needed for them to carry out safe moving and handling of their pupils, along with techniques which they may require.