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Training Offered

Parents' Modular Course workshops

We offer various Parent Workshops through out the school year. Examples of workshops previously run are:


- First Aid for Parents  

- E-safety and Parent Controls 

- Using the iPad and Technology for Children with Special Needs 

- Introduction to Positive Behaviour Management  

- Introduction to Attention Autism 


Please contact Veronica Short, Assistant Head Teacher for further details:



Moving and handling children with special needs

Training packages are offered as full-day courses containing teaching on theory, demonstrations and assessments on practical techniques which will run throughout the course. We recommend that a half day refresher course be followed up annually to ensure retention of training provided, further observations and assessments and reiteration of techniques shown. In addition to this any updates from the legislation will be provided.


The course will focus on:


Biomechanics and the anatomy of the back

Muscular skeletal injuries

Looking after yourself

Specialist equipment will be shown

A variety of techniques will be taught throughout the day.



Makaton is a training language programme using signs and symbols to help people communicate.  Training courses are available for family members, carers and workers who are interested or need to use Makaton at home or in their work. 

Makaton Beginners

This course provides an introductory workshop for parents and carers who need to use Makaton in everyday situations.  Signing instruction is given including signs to help in practical situations.  Makaton symbols are also included and examples of their use are given.


Makaton Follow-Up

This workshop concentrates on improving and developing signing skills and symbols skills, and develops everyday use of the Makaton programme.


Paediatric First Aid


This 2 day Paediatric First Aid Course meets the requirements of Ofsted and complies with the guidance of The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (September 2012).

It will leave candidates feeling confident to deal with incidents, medical conditions, injuries and illness. The course is relevant for anyone working with children from birth to puberty.


Course outline:

  • Introduction to first aid
  • Principles of first aid
  • Vital signs - adult, child and baby
  • Incident procedure - priorities when dealing with incidents
  • Treatment of an unresponsive casualty
  • Dealing with bleeding and shock
  • Resuscitation - child and baby
  • Choking - adult/child and baby
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Suspected fractures
  • Practical scenarios
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Anaphylactic shock including administration of Epi-Pen/Adrenaline
  • Effects of heat and cold on children and babies
  • Paediatric medical problems


Emergency First Aid at Work

Our Emergency First Aid at Work Course is HSE approved and includes additional content covering Child CPR. The EFAW Course complies with OFSTED requirements.

Course content covered includes; Principles of First Aid, vital signs, incident procedure, treatment of an unresponsive casualty, treatment of a casualty with a seizure, bleeding and shock, basic life support (including defibrilator training), heart attack, chain of survival, basic life support non heart attack, choking, common medical problems, accident reporting and manual handling considerations.



A two day course for candidates who already hold a First Aid at Work Certificate that is due to expire. Candidates must have previously attended a three day First Aid at Work course and their certificate must be within three months of running out. The course is Ofqual registered and attendees will receive a Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF).


A copy of the original certificate with application form is required for all attendees


Course outline:

  • Introduction
  • Principles of first aid
  • Vital signs - recognising how unwell the casualty is
  • Incident procedure - priorities when dealing with incident treatment of unresponsive casualty
  • Treatment of an unresponsive casualty
  • Dealing with bleeding and shock
  • Resuscitation - adult and child (including use of automated external defibrillators)
  • Choking
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Suspected fractures
  • Practical scenarios
  • Head, neck, chest and back injuries
  • Heart attack, angina and stroke
  • Common medical conditions - including asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and fainting
  • Anaphylactic shock - including administration of epi-pen/adrenaline
  • Effects of heat and cold – hypothermia and hyperthermia
  • Burns and scalds
  • Electric shock
  • Foreign bodies, bites and stings
  • Poisoning
  • Eye injuries
  • First aid kits
  • Legislation and administration
  • Emergency action plan




Infant Massage is a wonderful way to bond with your baby in an activity that is relaxing for both of you.


Massage can be a valuable tool to enable you to become more confident in handling your baby and recognising their needs.


Benefits of infant massage:


  • relief from colic, trapped wind and constipation
  • easing teething pain and muscle tension
  • increased levels of relaxation and longer sleep
  • improving circulation
  • stimulating your baby’s nervous system
  • encouraging your baby’s development


Infant Massage is delivered by Mags, a qualified International Infant Massage Instructor and is open to babies aged 0-1 year and children with special needs 0-5 years.


Parents are offered a range of activities to complete with their babies, which include singing and exercises to create a fun learning session for their child. These can be incorporated into their daily routine at home.


Research shows that these activities can be a powerful learning tool, because singing to babies and children and encouraging them to join in, has a beneficial effect on the development of the brain.


Rhymes, when frequently repeated, play a vital role in the development of language.


The beneficial, repetitive element of singing rhymes is further enhanced when accompanied by rhythmical exercises. These can help a child retain their flexibility, gain strength and improve muscle tone; as well as potentially enhancing the development of co-ordination and balance.

Rhythm Kids is delivered by Mags, qualified under the Guild of Infant Child Massage.