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Carolyn Port



Winterbury Training


Health and Safety

I founded Winterbury Training in 2017 after a successful career as a classroom teacher at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, and have built clinical experience in the field of first aid through service as a Community First Responder with the South West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, including 3 months as full ambulance crew during the first pandemic lockdown. I have significant experience in the education sector, having worked not only in teaching but also as Business Manager in a primary school, Exams Officer and Admissions Officer in a sixth form college and Chair of Governors. I am currently the Chair of Directors of the John McNeill Opportunity Centre, which is a nursery for children with special and complex needs in South Wiltshire, and Foundation Governor at Winterslow Primary School. Most of the training I offer is statutory and the subjects can be serious and heavy, but I don't believe that training needs to be serious to be effective. My courses are frequently described as fun, enjoyable, topical, relevant and engaging - fairly rare in the field of health and safety! I am passionate about the quality of teaching and training and also work as a quality assurer for other training centres. I have had a lifelong love of music and have taught piano for over 30 years, teaching both adults and children to play both for personal satisfaction and to gain qualifications. I live in Winterslow with my husband (also a qualified first aid instructor) and sons and spend any free time knee deep in soil on my allotment.

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A bit about Winterbury Training:

Winterbury Training offers fully regulated qualifications and bespoke training courses in first aid, mental health first aid, safeguarding, food safety and other related areas to businesses, schools, childminders, nurseries and parents. Founded in 2017, we have trained thousands of people in lifesaving skills and regularly hear stories of how our delegates have made a real difference and in some cases, saved lives.

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