Education Sunday - 5th February 2012 at Blackburn Cathedral (View Document)
ICT primary network meeting Thursday 2nd February 2012
Please attend the ICT Primary Network Meeting being held on Thursday 2nd February 2012 at BwD CLC, Witton Park Site, Buncer Lane, Blackburn at 4pm - 5.30pm. To confirm your attendance please complete the booking form on the Learning Platform below. (View Document)
ICT and Inclusion network meeting Wednesday 29th February 2012
Please attend the ICT and Inclusion Network Meeting being held on Wednesday 29th February 2012 at BwD CLC, Witton Park Site, Buncer Lane, Blackburn at 4 - 5.30pm. To confirm your attendance please complete the booking form on the Learning Platform below. (View Link)
Neales Waste Management Ltd - Confidential Waste and Shredding
In 2011, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council entered into an agreement with Neales Waste Management Ltd (Blackburn) for the Confidential Waste & Shredding Service provided across the whole of the Authority. Schools are more than welcome to benefit from this service at the prices agreed under the contract.
Neales will endeavour to provide a service which meets the needs of the customer- collecting monthly, termly or even annually. Prices depend on the number of consoles but for individual sites start at £9.67 for between 1-10 consoles (in one building), dropping to £7.44 for 11-20 (in one building) for a fortnightly service.
If you are interested please contact Neales on 01254 506300 and speak to Matthew Stuttard, Sales Administrator, to discuss your specific requirements.
First Aid Training for Schools
The following First Aid training has been arranged for schools:-
Emergency First Aid in Schools
2nd February 2012 £65
31st May 2012 £65
15th June 2012 £65
15th January 2013 £65
Paediatric First Aid
22nd & 23rd February £70
28th & 29th March £70
5th & 6th July 2012 £70
5th & 6th September 2012 £70
20th & 21 November 2012 £70
5th & 6th February 2013 £70
The courses will be run at Blackburn Enterprise Centre, Furthergate, Blackburn.
Anyone interested should contact Marion Westell Health & Safety Officer / Trainer Tel 585616 email email@example.com, or Jemima Hibbitt, Admin Assistant, Tel 585650 in the Corporate Health and Safety office.
Calling all young, aspiring Food Writers
Entries from aspiring young food writers are now being invited for WriteIt! the annual competition organised by the Guild of Food Writers.
Open to students aged 18 and under, the Guild of Food Writers’ WriteIt! competition invites entrants to write a non-fiction feature of around 750-words on any food-related subject. It could be as simple as a descriptive piece based on a person or place that inspired your interest in food; a restaurant review; a report on a visit to a food fair, farmers' market or food shop. Alternatively it could be a campaigning article on any aspect of food that interests, excites or frustrates you.
The judges, Bee Wilson, author and food writer on The Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine, Lucas Hollweg, food writer and author of Good Things to Eat, and Karen Barnes, Editor of delicious. magazine, are looking for impressive writing skills as well as a real passion, understanding and knowledge of the chosen subject.
The winning entry will be announced in early June and the lucky winner will receive a library of the books shortlisted for the 2012 Guild of Food Writers’ Awards, and enjoy a visit to the delicious. magazine’s test kitchen. The winning piece will be printed either in delicious. magazine or on its website. Email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 11 May 2012.
For more information please visit www.gfw.co.uk/writeit or contact: Jonathan Woods, The Guild of Food Writers: telephone: 020 8659 0422; email: email@example.com.
Notes about the Guild of Food Writers
The Guild of Food Writers, the professional association of food writers and broadcasters in the UK, has over 400 authors, columnists, freelance journalists and broadcasters amongst its members. You can follow the Guild on Twitter at twitter.com/guildfoodwriter
NHS Patient Opinion
Have you recently used an NHS service in Blackburn with Darwen or elsewhere? NHS Blackburn with Darwen is working with Patient Opinion - so that you can let us know about your experiences of our services at www.patientopinion.org.uk
Edge Hill University courses
Edge Hill University has a variety of CPD opportunities which teachers and other professionals in schools, colleges and other settings may be interested in applying for including:
The National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination- a mandatory qualification for all new SENCos and is currently FREE for registrations received before 31st January 2012
Post Graduate Certificate Specialist Dyslexia Training for Teachers with AMBDA £2450
Specialist SEN Masters Level modules for teachers wishing to enhance their knowledge of SEN in preparation for a future SENCo role £690
Undergraduate opportunities for other professionals working with children with SEN:
A University Certificate in Supporting Practice in SEN £365
Approved Practitioner Status (APS), a specialist module for those working with dyslexic learners (or qualifications leading towards APS) £365
There may be opportunities for schools working in Partnership with Edge Hill University who offer placements to Initial Teacher Trainees to have part or all of the fees of courses offset.
If you would like more information or for a registration form please contact