Courses and Events

Our Learning and Development Programme 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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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.

Governance

Governance chat - Feb 2022

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
SIAMS

SIAMS - a priority for Governance Boards

Calendar7 February 2022

This session will unpack the priorities from the inspection schedule and how governance boards can prepare both themselves, and support their headteacher, in striving for the best outcome. Suitable for governors and headteachers.

Governance
Leadership
SIAMS

SIAMS Workshop - Spring 2022

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.

Governance

Governance chat - Mar 2022

Calendar4 March 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

Governance questioning

Calendar17 March 2022

Develop a practical understanding of questioning skills used in coaching to help governors ask the right kind of questions of their school leaders that holds them to account without being confrontational.

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

Governance chat - Apr 2022

Calendar1 April 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.

RE

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

Calendar21 April 2022

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
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.

Governance

Governance chat - May 2022

Calendar6 May 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.

Collective Worship

Reflecting on the CEEO Collective Worship Guidance document and how it impacts your school Collective Worship

Calendar10 May 2022

This session will reflect on the guidance document that has been produced to challenge, to guide and set expectations for Church school communities and diocesan authorities encouraging them to reflect on their practice.

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 - Summer 2022

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 June 2022

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

Leadership

Headteacher Sabbath Day

Calendar30 June 2022

Following the success of last year’s Sabbath Day, we are delighted to be able to run the event again for our Headteachers and School Leaders.

Governance

Governance chat - July 2022

Calendar1 July 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.