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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 us if you need alternative arrangements : training@hillpark.brighton-hove.sch.uk

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.

Core Training Course Dates

Course Date Time Course Code
Manual Handling TBC    
Safeguarding TBC    


Hygiene & Intimate Care

This training supports staff to carry out personal and intimate 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.  A refresher training pack is available for schools once initial training has been delivered for annual refresher training. 

Core Training Dates

Please email training@hillpark.brighton-hove.sch.uk to sign up for any core training or use the online form below. 

You will not get confirmation of places for core training - please ring if you need to cancel your place 01273 422855

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