Category Archive: Blackburn with Darwen

  1. Senior Leadership Training

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    Staying on the Right Side of the Law 

    An in-depth look at key procedures and how to implement them effectively.

    Capability, Redundancy, Disciplinary, Complaints & Grievance


    • To develop knowledge of important procedures
    • To increase skill and confidence in applying these procedures
    • To aid understanding of how to approach HR issues

    The training will take place on Friday 16 June, 9.30am – 3.30pm at Eanam Wharf in Blackburn. The training is £40 for NUT members and £80 for non-members.

    Click here for more details, including the booking form.


    Mental Health First Aid Training

    What is mental health and mental ill health?

    • Stigma and discrimination
    • The five steps of Mental Health First Aid
    • How to spot symptoms of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
    • Suicide
    • Self-harm
    • Non-judgemental listening skills

    The training will take place on Thursday 06 July, 9.30am – 3.30pm at Eanam Wharf in Blackburn. The training is £40 for NUT members and £80 for non-members.

    Click here for more details, including the booking form.

  2. NUT Reps Foundation Training

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    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.

  3. Lancaster Strike Rally

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    Lancaster Rally July 5 2016

    Lancaster Rally July 5 2016

    There were good turnouts at all the rallies in the North-West. This sent out a message to the government that we will fight back against the cuts to education. Members commented that there was also good support from a lot of parents. The message is getting out there.

  4. Strike Action July 5th

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    As part of the industrial action, Blackburn with Darwen NUT members are encouraged to attend the rally and march at Lancaster.


    Meet at Dalton Square at 11am.
    March starts at 12 noon.

    Simon Jones will be speaking at the rally.

    More details to follow.

  5. Young Teachers’ Weekend

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    If you are a young teacher in Blackburn with Darwen, get yourself along to the Young Teachers’ Weekend at Borwick Hall.
    The event takes place on the 11th to 13th of March.
    More information can be found here.
    You can book your place here.

    Apply here for a place on the weekend – and invites will be sent via email to every member ( so make sure that we have your email address!)

  6. Anti-Austerity at the Conservative Conference

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    Come and join the Blackburn with Darwen NUT at the March and rally against austerity at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on the 4th of October. Look for our banner amongst the many other teaching union banners expected to be there. We look forward to meeting you there.

    The People’s Assembly are organising many events to run alongside the march such as debates, film screenings, comedy from Frankie Boyle, music from Billy Bragg and many other events. You can find out more on their website.

  7. Anti Austerity Demo

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    NUT members are planning to attend the Anti Austerity Demonstration in London on June 20th. They have created this Facebook group to promote the event and give details as to how you might support it.