Courses and Events

Our Learning and Development Programme is is carefully designed to support school leaders and educators in many areas of school life.

Every academic year, the Education Team offer a wide range of training relevant to head teachers, subject leaders, teaching staff and governors working in schools across the Diocese.

The training and events on offer are carefully designed to support many areas of school life including school improvement, Christian distinctiveness, Governance and SIAMS preparation.

Some of the courses are very popular and fill up fast – do book early to avoid disappointment. Additional training and support will be offered throughout the year so please subscribe to our Schools Bulletin for notifications of additional courses.


Cancellations
We reserve the right to require payment for bookings made where attendees do not join or cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice. Credit may be offered at our discretion for cancellations with more than 24 hours’ notice.

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RE

RE Leads meeting: Autumn 2021

Calendar2 November 2021 | 4 November 2021

Led by RE Adviser for the Diocese, these regular meetings will cover key information relating to RE subject leadership and the distinctiveness of leading Religious Education in a Church of England School.

Governance

Governance chat

Calendar5 November 2021

To support governors across the Diocese, Our Governance Consultant, Mike Simmonds offers an opportunity to discuss any current issues or concerns, support one another and introduce ideas.

RE

God and the Big Bang: Teaching Science and Faith - for Lower KS2

Calendar9 November 2021

These CPD courses run by God and the Big Bang are informative and interactive, equipping teachers to tackle tricky areas of the curriculum where science and faith collide and have confidence to explore big questions in the classroom.

RE

God and the Big Bang: Teaching Science and Faith - for Upper KS2

Calendar10 November 2021

These CPD courses run by God and the Big Bang are informative and interactive, equipping teachers to tackle tricky areas of the curriculum where science and faith collide and have confidence to explore big questions in the classroom.

RE

God and the Big Bang: Teaching Science and Faith - for Headteachers and Senior Leaders

Calendar11 November 2021

These CPD courses run by God and the Big Bang are informative and interactive, equipping teachers to tackle tricky areas of the curriculum where science and faith collide and have confidence to explore big questions in the classroom.

RE

Teaching Judaism Progression and Fascination, 4-11 year olds

Calendar16 November 2021

This course explores knowledge progression across the primary age-range to develop the teaching of Judaism.

RE

Teaching Islam - Progression and Fascination, 4-11 year olds

Calendar1 December 2021

This course explores knowledge progression across the primary age-range to develop the teaching of Islam. Practical, engaging and challenging ways to teach with be offered that can be incorporated to existing or developing units of work within the RE curriculum.

Governance

Governance chat

Calendar3 December 2021

To support governors across the Diocese, Our Governance Consultant, Mike Simmonds offers an opportunity to discuss any current issues or concerns, support one another and introduce ideas.

Governance

Governance chat

Calendar7 January 2022

To support governors across the Diocese, Our Governance Consultant, Mike Simmonds offers an opportunity to discuss any current issues or concerns, support one another and introduce ideas.

SIAMS

Allowing spirituality to flourish

Calendar19 January 2022

An opportunity to develop a clear and secure understanding of Spiritual Development in a Church School.

Leadership
RE

New to Primary RE subject leadership in a Church School

Calendar20 January 2022

Understand the role as RE subject leader in a Church school – which RE syllabus or guidelines you should be using and how they fit with the Church of England Statement of Entitlement for RE in Church schools.

Leadership
Career Development

Headteacher Induction Programme

Calendar20 January 2022

Our Induction Programme is carefully designed to offer a bespoke programme supporting Headteachers and Heads of School that are new to the role, new to Church schools and/or new to the Diocese.

Governance
Leadership

Heads and Chairs termly briefing: Spring 2022

Calendar25 January 2022

Our online briefings, lasting approximately an hour, run termly and are led by members of the Education Team and invited speakers.

RE

Hindu Tradition and Community Progression and Fascination, 4-11 year olds

Calendar26 January 2022

This course explores knowledge progression across the primary age-range to develop the teaching of Hindu Tradition and Community.

Career Development

Early Career Teacher - Introduction to Church Schools

Calendar1 February 2022

This course, fitting with the new criteria of the Early Career Framework, is specifically targeted at Early Career Teachers in a Church School. It aims to deepen delegates understanding of Church Schools and their distinctive ethos.

RE

RE in Aided Schools – Curriculum Design/Q&A

Calendar4 February 2022

This is an opportunity to explore aspects of curriculum design considering how your school RE offer meets requirements.

Governance

Governance chat

Calendar4 February 2022

To support governors across the Diocese, Our Governance Consultant, Mike Simmonds offers an opportunity to discuss any current issues or concerns, support one another and introduce ideas.

Governance
Leadership
SIAMS

SIAMS Workshop

Calendar9 February 2022

Our termly SIAMS Workshops are designed to support schools approaching the SIAMS Inspection window. The workshops are suitable for all members of the Leadership Team, including Governors.

RE

RE Leads meeting: Spring 2022

Calendar8 February 2022 | 10 February 2022

Led by RE Adviser for the Diocese, these regular meetings will cover key information relating to RE subject leadership and the distinctiveness of leading Religious Education in a Church of England School.

Leadership

Why do we find it hard to talk to children about death?

Calendar23 February 2022

This is an opportunity to meet in an informal setting and discuss how you can prepare to support children in your school, ask questions and view the bereavement and loss resources that you can borrow from our office.

RE

Anti-Racist RE (Primary)

Calendar24 February 2022

This session will provide schools with the opportunity to encourage pupils within the RE classroom to learn about religion and beliefs, racism and prejudice in challenging ways that promote the well-being of all.

RE

Assessment in Primary RE

Calendar24 March 2022

This course explores the role of formative and summative assessment in RE. Guidance for assessing pupil progress and attainment will be shared and explored.

Governance
Leadership

Heads and Chairs termly briefing: Summer 2022

Calendar26 April 2022

Our online briefings, lasting approximately an hour, run termly and are led by members of the Education Team and invited speakers.

RE

Assessment in Primary RE

Calendar17 May 2022

This course explores the role of formative and summative assessment in RE. Guidance for assessing pupil progress and attainment will be shared and explored.

RE

RE Leads meeting: Summer 2022

Calendar17 May 2022 | 19 May 2022

Led by RE Adviser for the Diocese, these regular meetings will cover key information relating to RE subject leadership and the distinctiveness of leading Religious Education in a Church of England School.

Governance
Leadership
SIAMS

SIAMS Workshop

Calendar26 May 2022

Our termly SIAMS Workshops are designed to support schools approaching the SIAMS Inspection window. The workshops are suitable for all members of the Leadership Team, including Governors.

RE
SIAMS

SIAMS Strand 7 for RE Leaders

Calendar9 May 2022

This course provides the opportunity to engage in discussion, explore examples and expectations in relation to your provision.