Lancaster, Morecambe and District

Joint Secretaries: Sam Ud-din and Sue Penney
Assistant Secretary: Linda Pye
President: Jess Christie
Treasurer: Hilary Chuter

LM&D covers schools from the Cumbrian border down to Ellel – from Abbeystead to Yealand Conyers. With over 70 schools we also currently have one of the largest memberships across the eleven Associations in the Lancashire Division.
We are an active association campaigning on assessment and school funding as well as supporting our members with day to day issues. We have local representatives in lots of our schools. If your school does not have one, maybe it could be YOU!

If you are member of LM&D and need support please contact one of the joint Secretaries, Sam Ud-din or Sue Penney.

News from Lancaster, Morecambe and District

Report on LMD Annual General Meeting held 7/2/17 by Sam

We held our AGM on 7th February 2017. The Secretary’s report on our activities and campaigns during 2016 is below. We elected our new officers for 2017. Sam Ud-din and Sue Penney are our new joint Secretaries, Linda Pye is Assistant Secretary, and Jess Christie is our new President. 

Categories: Lancaster, Morecambe and District Posted: 09 Feb

NUT Reps Foundation Training by Blackburn with Darwen

Foundation training has been organised in the North-west for October 2016.
Book your places quickly.

October 5 – 7
Holiday Inn
FREE with travel expenses reimbursed.

For more information and booking details go hereIMAG1543.

Categories: Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Burnley District, Chorley and District, Divisional News, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley, Lancaster, Morecambe and District, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale, South Ribble, Union Learning, West Lancashire, Wyre, Young Teachers Posted: 14 Jul

Lancaster comes out fighting! by Sam

Coming back from Anual Conference in Brighton at Easter weekend, LM&D got straight into the action!

An Emergency Meeting at The Borough ( our usual venue): over 60 at one of our best attended meetings for years!20160405_185931

This lead on to a Public Meeting at Lancaster Town Hall, with nearly 200 present.

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Quickly followed by the Parents and Pupils Strike, with hundreds in Williamson Park and Happy Mount Park and over a thousand  pupils off school.

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And though on the 6th, the DfE announced a climbdown on their White Paper – the threat to our terms and conditions, pay and schools stays. So the campaign – ballot and strike – are still on!

Categories: Campaign, Divisional News, Lancaster, Morecambe and District Posted: 07 May

Living Through the Holocaust – Teaching Resources for Secondary Schools by Hyndburn Ribble Valley

The NUT, through Lancaster & Morecambe Trades’ Council, is proud to be working with the local Holocaust Memorial Day steering group and gladly hosts the teaching resources below that we would like to make available to all secondary schools in Lancashire – and beyond.
In 2013-14 a video commissioned by NCBI Lancashire was produced by film makers Alison Cahn and Frances Bowen, with notes by Andy East. They worked with Stephen Breuer, who, having lived through the Holocaust, has willingly over many years visited schools in the Lancaster area, where he lives, to describe some of his experiences and, perhaps, teach a few lessons to the next generations. 

In 2014-15 a Booklet, called “From Generation to Generation – The Impact of the Holocaust on the Lancaster District”  was produced by the Lancaster HMD Steering Group. The Booklet contains stories from several local contributors – sons, daughters and grandchildren of survivors – around the theme of “Keep the Memory Alive” and the ensuing project “from Generation to Generation” – the theme for national HMD events that year.

.Please let us know how you have used the teaching notes and videos and if you have any suggestions for additions or changes.
Download the Teaching Notes here: Living through the Holocaust
See also: Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 Website and other NUT resources here.

Categories: Divisional News, Equalities, Lancaster, Morecambe and District Posted: 17 Dec

Get ready to tell Nicky by Blackburn with Darwen

Nicky Morgan has been forced to recognise teacher workload as a critical issue.

In response to the NUT’s campaigning, Nicky Morgan and Nick Clegg announced a “Workload Challenge” consultation in England. More than 40,000 teachers responded.

Nicky Morgan says she wants to make a difference to teacher workload and has asked for suggestions.

More information is available on the NUT website.


Categories: Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Burnley District, Chorley and District, Fylde, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley, Lancaster, Morecambe and District, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Wyre Posted: 04 Dec

Calling All Musicians by Blackburn with Darwen

Emma Gillat would like to set up a North West NUT Marching Band for any further demonstrations, marches and events where the NUT has a presence, such as the Pride events across the region.

If you play an instrument and would be interested in playing in a North West NUT Band, please contact Emma Gillat or Avis Gilmore at the NUT Regional Office with your details.

They are both looking forward to hearing from you.

Categories: Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Burnley District, Chorley and District, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley, Lancaster, Morecambe and District, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Wyre Posted: 16 Nov

LM&D Meetings in January by Sam

Please note two important annual meetings:

General Meeting to agree our shortlist of Motions to the national conference this Easter
The meeting is at The Borough, Tuesday 28th 2014 at 7.00pm

The 58 motions listed this year have been submitted by NUT associations, divisions and the Executive and have been composited, arranged, classified and approved by the Conference Business Committee.

Each association is asked to select six motions that they consider to be the most important, regardless of the section or order in which they appear.

Motions in the Equality Conferences Section are prioritised differently. Associations are asked to select the motion that they would like taken first.

The Conference Business Committee will, having regard to the number of votes cast for each motion in the voting on priority, arrange for a maximum of ten motions receiving the highest number of votes within each section to be printed in the Agenda for the 2014 Annual Conference (Brighton) under the appropriate section (subject to the provision that the motion receiving the highest number of votes in each section shall be printed).

The sections under which the motions are listed are based on, but not identical to, the Committee Sections in the Report of the Executive.













Our list of priorities needs to be returned by 28th February 2014
If shortlisting cannot be completed at this meeting it will be undertaken at the next, the AGM.

The AGM is also at The Borough on Tuesday 4th  February 2014 at 7.30pm 

• Apologies
• Minutes
• Matters Arising
• Essential Correspondence
• Secretary’s Report
• Treasurer’s Report
• Other Reports – Adoption of Updated LM&D Rules
• Honoraria for Officers (for 2013-14)
• Local Association Fee
• Installation of new President for 2014-15
• President’s Address
• Election of Officers, Committee Members and Delegates for 2014-15 (see attached list and nomination form)
• Nomination of Lancashire County Division Officers for 2014-15
• Motions to Lancashire County Division 2014 AGM
• Dates of future meetings
• Urgent AOB – including Motion Shortlisting if not completed on 28 Feb


Refreshments provided at each meeting for all who attend!

Categories: Lancaster, Morecambe and District Posted: 20 Jan