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1st February 2021

Centaur’s first course this month was a one day refresher for Sirona Care & Health in Bristol. This course had two attendees, Helen Martell and Kim Magner and they were joined by Bille Quinn from nearby New Fosseway School.


Centaur’s first course of the year was held at The Belong Village in Crewe on the 11th – 13th January 2021. This was a three day Load Management Theory and Client Handling Techniques train the trainer course and we had three participants attending this time, Suzanne Griffith, Gina Titley and Lindsay Cope-Williams.

Belong 11-13 Jan 21

Left to right
Lindsay. Jan (Centaur Trainer). Gina. Suzanne.


7th – 9th December 2020

This week Jan was again back with Belong, this time at their Didsbury location. This weeks course was a three day Load Management Theory & Client Handling Techniques train the trainer course with four participants attending, Sophie Walls, Arrina Appleton, Rebecca Dixon and Jane Gabbert. We also had two current trainers join the group on day two as a refresher course, Andrew Woods and Andrew Shield.

Belong Didsbury

Left to right. Rebecca. Arrina. Sophie. Jane.


Jan was back with Belong from the 2nd – 4th December 2020, this time at their Belong Village in Wigan. This weeks course was a three day Load Management Theory & Client Handling Techniques train the trainer course and we had three participants attending, Kay Billingsley, Anna Buryn and Lesley Bailey. They also had Ann Marie Porter join them on day two as a refresher for her current accreditation. As you can see from the photo below the three participants were thrilled to all achieve a pass and be awarded their certificate of accreditation at the end of the three days.

Belong Wigan

Left to right. Lesley. Jan (Centaur Trainer). Kay and Anna.

4th December 2020

Today Janet visited Ash Trees Academy in Billingham to deliver a one day Handling People with Special Needs refresher evaluation workshop. We had two participants attending from the school, Karen Husband and Melanie Playfor and they were also joined by two participants, Claire Landreth and Wendy Wharton from nearby Catcote Academy. It was a busy day with a lot of areas covered and all worked hard whilst adhering to the social distancing measures.

Swindon Borough Council

This weeks course ran from the 30th November 2020 until 4th December and was a Handling People with Special Needs Education train the trainer masterclass course. Unfortunately due to the current pandemic and staff having to isolate we had a couple of participants who were unable to attend so only had two participants on the course, however they made the most of this and worked really well together through the week. The two participants that attended were Joanne Clark from Swindon Borough Council and Kim Douglas from Westlea Primary School in Swindon.

Swindon Borough Council 30 Nov - 4 Dec 2020

23rd – 25th November 2020

This week, Jan visited Clyde Homecare in Glasgow to train three staff on the three day Load Management Theory & Client Handling Techniques masterclass course. It was a very productive three days with all three of the participants working hard and achieving a well deserved pass at the end of the course.

Clyde Homecare 23-25 November 2020

Left to Right: Emma Murphy, Amanda Hendry and Lorraine McGowan

Belong 16th – 18th November 2020

This weeks course was the first of three Load Management Theory & Client Handling Techniques Train the Trainer Masterclass course that we are running for Belong over the four weeks. This one was held at the Belong Macclesfield site and we had four participants attending, Tomas Zahorka, Karen Burgess, Jessica Ainsworth and Zoey Nightingale. All four of the participants were very enthusiastic and committed to their new role as a trainer for Belong.

Belong 16 - 18 November 2020

At the front we have Zoey & Jessica with Karen & Tomas in the next row and our Centaur Primary Trainer Jan hiding right at the back!

Aberdeenshire Council

Aberdeenshire Council 12 November 2020

On the 12th November Janet spent the day with two Key Trainers from Aberdeenshire Council, Ann Findlay and Claire Ross. These two Key Trainers were trained on their five day Masterclass course two years ago so now required a one day face to face refresher course. Although there were only two participants for this course it was a very busy day spent covering a number of areas including theory refresher, practical techniques, legislation, risk assessment and problem solving.

3rd November 2020

Jackie spent the day at Fiveways School in Somerset today to refresher five Key Trainers from local schools. Attending the course was Amie Hollomon from Critchill School, Helen Spear and Fleur Cutler both from Elmwood and Penrose Federation and Jo Nield and Charlotte Stocker both from Fiveways School.

Fiveways School 3rd November 2020

The day was spent refreshing the Key Trainers on the Handling People with Special Needs Education training resource and also looking at risk assessments and how the version currently used within school could be improved. The trainer, Jackie, was made to feel very welcome with the comment “working should’t be this easy”