Back in September 2016, it was a start of a new era for many reasons.  Besides my son starting school at Ireleth St Peter’s there was also a new headteacher, Rachael McFarlane.

The previous headteacher had recommended our services to Rachael who in January 2017 asked Skills Shop to provide refresher training in first aid and behavioural management.

Since then Rachael has used our managed training service continuously to safeguard her staff and students.

Below is her story...

Being Headteacher of a Primary School, staff training and CPD is of paramount importance to me. Phil Newton of Skills Shop offers a wide variety of training is always on hand to offer advice and support.

At Ireleth St Peters, I have used the services of Skills Shop for a variety of training purposes including: Paediatric First Aid, Behaviour Management, Safer Handling, Fire Safety and much more.

The booking process online was simple and easy to work your way through. During the booking process, communication was highly effective via email with confirmation, reminders and course outline/details being sent.

The training we received has taken place at School and also at Skills Shop training centre in Barrow. The training centre is well-equipped and course materials provided were to a high standard. Training was delivered professionally whilst providing time for informal questions and answers personalised to my setting.

After training has taken place, regular updates and information were emailed through. Based on my experience, I would most definitely recommend Phil Newton and the wide variety of services Skills Shop has to offer and furthermore, will continue to use Skills Shop whenever training arises at ISP.

Thank you Phil for your professionalism and wealth of knowledge. We look forward to working with Skills Shop in the near future.

R E McFarlane


Ireleth St Peter’s CE Primary School 

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