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9th March 2020

Warmley Park School 9 March 20

The second course this week was another one day Handling People with Special Needs Education refresher workshop, this time for Warmley Park School in Wiltshire. We had five participants for this course, Kim McNamara and Helen Wilshire both from Warmley Park School, they were joined by Amanda Humphreys and Lynne Davies both from Larkrise School also in Wiltshire and Sarah Keirle from Reflect. It was a busy and productive day spent refreshing the Key Trainers on the basic theory and practical behind safe moving and handling and also including risk assessments, safe sling and hoist use and equipment.

 

City of York Council Refresher Workshop

This weeks first course was a one day Handling People with Special Needs Education refresher evaluation workshop on the 6th March, held at Hob Moor Oaks School in York. The day was spent covering a number of areas identified by the five Key Trainers attending on the day, including legislation updates and risk assessment checks. The trainer said that the group were tested hard and that they demonstrated great strengths and are a credit to their school. The five Key Trainers who attended the day were Stacey Cussans and Sarah Sinnott both from Hob Moor Oaks Academy and they were joined by Anne Atkinson, Melissa Ashton and Catherine Patrick all from Applefields School, also in York.

Ealing London Borough Council

This week (4th – 6th March 2020) Jan spent three days with two staff from Ealing London Borough Council to train them on the Load Management Theory & Client Handling Techniques train the trainer masterclass course. As both participants, Elizabeth Leader and Elizabeth Masuku, passed the three day course they can now go on to deliver manual handling training to staff throughout the course as and where necessary and create and complete risk assessment forms.

Ealing Borough Council 4-6 March 2020

Left to Right: Elizabeth, Jan (Centaur Trainer) & Liz.

Refresher Evaluation Workshop

On the 2nd March 2020, Centaur trainer Jackie traveled to Brookfield School in West Berkshire to deliver a one day Handling People with Special Needs Education refresher evaluation workshop. It was a busy day working with five Key Trainers all who had previously attended and passed the five day Handling People with Special Needs Education Masterclass course. Jackie said ” great day with knowledgeable people, relaxed and friendly”.

Attending the course we had Helen Thurgood and Ola Tarczynska both from Brookfield School, they were joined by Karen Charles from John Chilton School in Ealing, Tania Hemstock from Addington School in Wokingham and Susy Roberts from Uplands School in Swindon.

Brookfield School 2 Mar 20

26th February 2020

Today’s course was a one day Handling People with Special Needs Education refresher evaluation workshop for The PACE Centre in Aylesbury. This one day refresher was for the four current Key Trainers based at The PACE Centre, Szilvia Kopor, Sarah Hyde, Sonia Pike and Shleena Lee amd they were joined by Helen Brind who was previously employed at The PACE Centre but has now moved onto Playskill. Helen still joins the manual handling team at The PACE Centre frequently, sharing knowledge and tips.

The PACE Centre 26 Feb 20

26th February 2020

The second course this week was again a one day Handling People with Special Needs refresher course, this time for Wiltshire County Council. We had seven participants, Elizabeth Schorah, Alison Patrick, Tracy Evans, Hilary Townsend, Lyn Vines and Claire Moore all from Wiltshire County Council and they were joined by Emma Waters from Commonweal Secondary School in Swindon.

Wiltshire County Council 26 Feb 20

The day was spend covering many areas including looking at the training plans and risk assessments used by the Key Trainers, covering legislation and looking at practical techniques.

24th February 2020

Today’s course was held at The Orchard School in Sandwell. This was a one day refresher evaluation workshop for staff who have previously attended and passed the five day Handling People with Special Needs Education train the trainer course and are now due to attend the one day practical refresher course.

The Orchard School 24 Feb 20

Attending the course and pictured above we had Janice Stirrup and Rachel Boon, both from the host school and they were joined by Michelle Goundry from The Bridge School in Birmingham and Nicola Brant from Woodgreen School in Wednesbury.

It was a busy day refreshing theory knowledge and also covering many areas of practical technique including risk assessment and working on the pool side.

Southcraig School, Ayr

17th – 21st February 2020

This week Maureen traveled to Southcraig School in Ayr to train four new Handling People with Special Needs Key Trainers, Fiona Daily, Jane Gordon and Karen McIntrye all from the host school, they were joined by Julie McManus from Invergarven School. It was a great week and Maureen was made to feel very welcome with all four of the course participants participating in the five day course with great enthusiasm.

Thoroughly enjoyed, I learned a lot, gave me the change to evaluate and room for improvement. Looking forward to putting into practice what I learned” – Fiona Daily, Teacher

Really enjoyed the course and I am must more confident in delivering moving and handling with pupils and staff” – Karen McIntyre, Teacher

 

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar

From the 17th – 19th February 2020, Jan was across at Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis to train a new team of Key Trainers on the Load Management Theory & Client Handling Techniques course. We had a busy course with seven participants attending in total, Caroline Morrison, Laura Copp, Anne Clark, Mairi Martin, Kirsteen Morrison, Peggy MacLeod and Sarah MacKay.

Comharle Nan Eilean Siar 17-19 Feb 20

 Storm Denis tried hard to prevent the trainer getting across to the island to deliver this course but thankfully she made it over safe, even if her flights were a little bumpy and after three days of hard work from all the participants they all finished the course achieving a pass and can now go on to deliver manual handling training in their own place of work.

10th – 14th February 2020

Janet spent this week at Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich, Suffolk. We only had three participants, Clare Dakin from Thomas Wolsey School and Kelly Worger and Fiona Hawes both from Riverwalk School in Suffolk, attending this week long Handling People with Special Needs Education train the trainer course, despite this the days were very full with all three of the participants working hard.

Thomas Wolsey School 10 - 14 Feb 20

This course has been a very educational experience. I have a clear understanding of every aspect and I am coming away confident and feel capable with the reassurance that I have help and support if I should need it. Thank you very much to Janet who has delivered a clear and well thought out course, giving me clear guidance and valuable knowledge.” – Clare Dakin, Special Support Assistant, Thomas Wolsey School