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Core Training

Hill Park offers Core Training to its own staff as well as to staff across our Outreach Schools.

We recommend that this training is refreshed annually. We try to run these courses regularly across the year.  Please get in touch with our training co-ordinator who can give you the next available dates : training@hillpark.brighton-hove.sch.uk

When training is organised for Outreach schools or a school requests training specifically for their school on their site; there will be a charge per participant/school.

If a Hill Park training course is under-subscribed, we can offer these spaces for free to our Outreach Schools; on a first come, first served basis.

Manual Handling

This training is designed to give staff a basic understanding of how to safely lift and move objects in order to protect their backs and joints from unnecessary injury.  This training takes 1.5 hour and we recommend annual refresher training which takes 1 hour. All training includes theory and a practical element (max 12 people), suitable clothing and footwear should be worn. This training should be undertaken by all staff, but particularly those who may need to assist in the safe movement of pupils with physical disabilities. For specific advice on how to safely move a pupil, the Outreach Teacher would visit with an Occupational Therapist as this advice is specific to an individual. The Manual Handling theory underpins this.

Safe Use of Hoist

This training enables staff to use an overhead or mobile hoist and other equipment to safely move a pupil.  This training takes approximately 2 hours and we recommend annual refresher training of 1 hour. All training includes theory and a practical element (max 12 people), suitable clothing and footwear should be worn.

Intimate & Personal Care

This training supports staff to carry out intimate and personal care for a pupil in a professional and dignified way.  The training references the Local Authority's model policy and participating schools need to have their own policy in place in line with this so that the training does not contradict their school policy.  It is recommended that this training is adopted by a whole school, not individual staff.  

All resources can be downloaded from links below.

We recommend new staff watch the training video as part of their induction. It takes around 45 minutes to complete. You will need a copy of the care plan and a pen and paper.

Model Intimate & Personal Care Policy

Care Plan Proforma

Staff Training Presentation

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