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Training team

Trainers team: Ben Maynard, Charlie Watkins

From left to right:
Ben Maynard, Charlie Watkins (not pictured: Lesley Robinson)

Ben Maynard

Mandatory trainer

Ben has been involved in the training of staff for over ten years. Over this period he has gained additional skills enabling him to train staff in a wide variety of subjects, ranging from health and safety through to physical interventions and everything in between. Ben is committed to the dissemination of best practice through face-to-face training.

Lesley Robinson
ICT trainer

Lesley is a qualified ecologist and known affectionately as Mrs Microsoft! Lesley is a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master with a wealth of training delivery experience. In addition to supporting students with their spreadsheets, Lesley is our primary eLearning content author and has a background in supporting visually impaired users from her time at the Royal National College for the Blind (RNCB).

Charlie Watkins
MAPA and Conflict Resolution Training course coordinator

Having worked in a variety of positions from Support Worker to Registered Manager across various social care services, Charlie now enjoys sharing the knowledge and experiences she has gained though her training role.

Charlie’s main role is providing behaviour support training and consultation. She also delivers a selection of other courses including; nutrition in care, basic autism awareness, dignity in care, safeguarding adults and moving and handling.