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General Information 13 06 2012
Blackburn with Darwen
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13 June 2012

General Information

FREE NHS Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Secondary schools   Course Outline      Flyer

Rebound is a quality second hand book shop in Blackburn. We are a not-for-profit training initiative and we are part of Bootstrap Enterprises. The shop depends on donated books and operates with the main focus on training long-term unemployed people to work in Retail Customer Service and Food Service environments. Our trainees are referred via the Job Centre’s Work Programme and Work Choice initiatives to enable long term unemployed people to gain support on their journey into work.


We are trying to get hold of some book shelves/racking for our stock room and would like to ask schools to consider donating to us if they are throwing any out at any point.  If any schools have equipment to donate, please could they contact Jenny Potter, Work Placement Training Manager, on 01254 299800 or email


More details can be found at the following website:


Going for Gold! - The Olympic Torch in Blackburn


On Saturday, June 23, Blackburn with Darwen will welcome the Olympic Torch. A host of events and activities are being planned for the day to celebrate this event, as well as events planned in the lead up to the start of the games.


Information for schools and groups interested in finding out about the Olympic torch route through Blackburn, or interested in undertaking activities linked to the event, (View Link)

PUPIL RESOURCE PANEL DATES 2012/13: Please see attached the dates for the Pupil Resource Panel (IPRA Panel) for the next academic year.  (view link)

Please click on the link to access the Governors Summer Term standard reports and Director's Report.(View Web Page)

Funding Opportunities (View Document)

Safeguarding update
Safeguarding Contact List (View Document)
Allegations against professionals flowchart (View Document)
LSCB Lado Policy (View Document)
E-Learning Flyer (View Document)
GSP Education March 2009 (View Document)

Soundbites - Blackburn with Darwen School Library Service news (View Document)

ELearning Service April/May newsletter

This is available for download by following the link below. Among other items, it contains details of a learning platform information event on May 30th. (View Link)


FAO Headteachers and Chair of Governors
Please see the attached safeguarding updates (View Document) and (View Document)
Best you can Be! Programme.
I am sorry that we were unable to address the meeting of Headteachers on this occasion, and I would be very pleased to rearrange on a convenient date as 21st Century Legacy is an Educational Legacy that goes beyond sport and beyond 2012. (View Document)

Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs)
A sample EIA toolkit, powerpoint presentation and general information around the Equality Impact Assessments and the duties imposed by the Equality Act 2010 can now be accessed directly from the School Resources link, from the learning platform home page. (View Resources)

First Aid Training for Schools

The following First Aid training has been arranged for schools:-

Emergency First Aid in Schools

15th January 2013 £65

Paediatric First Aid

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 Jemima Hibbitt - or Marion Westell - Or tel the Corporate Health and Safety Unit on 01254 585650.  


Schools Bulletin

Deputy Headteacher Conference & Letter   click here
Raising Boys Achievement Event – 29th June 2012 click here
Raising Boys Achievement Agenda click here
Reading Recovery CPD click here
Every Child Counts – 1st Class @ Number Programme click here
afPE Update on ‘Safe Practice’ Guidance Book click here
Become an Every Child Counts School click here  
Fisher Family Trust Wave 3 click here
Reading Recovery IPD click here 
KS1 PE – Developing Physical Literacy Through Start To Move click here 
Application Form for CPD Courses click here    
Education Department CPD Courses click here
ECC Summer Network Meeting click here
PSHE Network Meeting click here
Terms & Conditions for CPD Courses click here 
Primary Art Conference click here
String Taster click here
Olympic Sports and Venue click here
SDS Olympic News click here
Olympic Information click here
School Swimming click here
Government Grants click here
Grab this Opportunity click here
NWGT Yr 5 & 6 Challenge Day click here    
NWGT School Lead Workshops click here
NWGT 3D Wizardy Art click here  
NWGT Imagine Yourself click here 
NWGT Application Form click here 
NWGT To infinity and Beyond click here 
NWGT Alder Grange Flyer click here 
NWGT Alder Grange Choice Sheet click here 
NWGT Pharmaceuticals Workshop click here  
NWGT Chatterbox Challenge click here
Working Well Design UK click here  
World Sports Day click here  
Heart Town Flyer click here
Full Bulletin click here

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