Handling People with Special Needs Education Refresher Workshop

Maureen spent the day on the 8th May at Brentwood School & Community College in Sale, Manchester to deliver a one day Handling People with Special Needs Education refresher evaluation workshop. This course was aimed at Key Trainers who have previously attended and passed the five day children manual handling course with Centaur. Attending the course was Katy Leckenby from the host school, she was joined by Sheila Symons from Delamere School in Trafford and Catherine Brooks and Tracey Sutton both from Green Fold School in Bolton.

Brentwood School 8th May 2019

Left to Right: Tracey, Sheila, Catherine & Katy



Humberston Park School

This week we held a course at Humberston Park School in Grimsby from the 23rd – 26th April 2019. This was a four day Handling People with Special Needs Education train the trainer masterclass course to train five new Key Trainers, Alison TidswellJulia Pixsley, Debbie Campbell, Camille Evison and Adrienne Cooney,  to join the existing team of manual handling trainers based within the school. It was a busy four days with all five of the participants working very hard and demonstrating superb practical skills. The trainer, Janet, said that “they were very focused, worked really hard and were very keen to learn and absorb new techniques and knowledge“.


Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar

Today’s course, 24th April 2019, was a one day Load Management Theory & Client Handling Techniques refresher evaluation workshop for staff based within Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Stornoway Council) and who have previously attended our three day Train the Trainer Masterclass course.  It was a very busy and full day with nine participants for the course which was held at Sacred Heart House on the Isle of South Uist.

CNES 24 April 2019

Front row. Linda. Donna. Jan (Centaur Trainer). Shona.
Back row. Muriel. Anne Marie. Jackie. Mary. Michelle. Sandy.

Attending the course we had Shona Davidson, Linda MacDonald, Jacqueline MacLeod, Ann Marie Lindsay, Michelle Galbraith, Mary Matheson, Donna MacLeod, Muriel MacLeod and Sandy Maclean. Despite the large group the trainer said that they all worked very well together and a lot of areas were covered during the day including assessments, equipment, problem solving and practical techniques as well as theory knowledge.

The course from start to finish was very interesting and well delivered, very relaxed environment” – Donna MacLeod, Social Care Worker, Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar