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General Information 21 06 2012
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21 June 2012

General Information


E Learning Service – June newsletter


This contains more information for primary schools who wish to transfer to the new learning platform (Life), the usual round up of links to interesting web pages and the great news about St Thomas’ CEP School’s Lego team and their exciting trip to Mannheim during the recent half term. Click here to view

Here is a useful link from SCIE – An Introduction to Children’s Social Care.


The guide includes:


The legal and policy context;

Ways of working;

Child Protection procedures; and
Looked After Children.

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 86 - Blackburn with Darwen School Library Service news. Including information on: Olympic competition, Best of the best book awards, Advisory days in school, Wicked Young Writers Award, Summer reading challenge and Summer holiday activities in libraries (View Document)

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)
Ramadan Poster (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 School Lead Workshops (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)
First Lego League (click here)
First Lego League Schools (click here)
First Lego League How it Works (click here)
CRT Update June (click here)
UK Fund (click here)
Full Bulletin (click here)

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