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 Jenny.Potter@bootstrap.org.uk
More details can be found at the following website: www.reboundbookshop.org.uk
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,
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)
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
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 - Jemima.Hibbitt@blackburn.gov.uk or Marion Westell - firstname.lastname@example.org. Or tel the Corporate Health and Safety Unit on 01254 585650.