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September 2019

Tuesday 24 September 2019

SIAMS Implications for MATS

An overview on SIAMS for those in MATS outlining responsibilities for academy leaders, governors and directors/trustees.

Christ the King Church, Deeble Road, Kettering NN15 7AA

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Thursday 26 September 2019

Leading Well (Kettering)

An evening of ideas and inspiration on how to grow as a Christian leader led by James Lawrence there will also be a range of related resources being made available to purchase.

Christ the King, Deeble Road, Kettering NN15 7AA - Parking available

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Thursday 26 September 2019

SIAMS Updates for Headteachers

Updates and feedback on inspections so far.  Workshop to look at different evaluation processes and to ensure your school is well prepared.

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Saturday 28 September 2019

Peterborough Community Gospel Choir in Concert

Joy-filled music suitable for all ages. Tickets available from Warmington Village Shop or Kathryn Baird on 07701052043

St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Warmington PE8 6TE

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Saturday 28 September 2019

Celebration of Lay Ministry Day

 

You need to have booked for this Event. This Day of Celebration is only open to those Licensed Lay Ministers within the Peterborough Diocese and who have said they are attending.

So, if you are a Licensed Lay Minister or a Reader you are warmly invited to the Celebration of Lay Ministry Day being held in the Cathedral on Saturday 28 September.

Coffee and Pastries will be available from 09:00 in the Palace. You will have pre-booked onto a Workshop and these take place between 11:30 and 12:30pm. The Licensing Service with Eucharist starts at 14:30pm.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you there!

Peterborough Cathedral, PE1 1YA

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Monday 30 September 2019

Read Mark, Learn and Inwardly Digest

A bible reading on the gospel of Mark with Revd Dr Rob Bewley
Vicar and Mission Leader of the Church of Christ the King, Kettering;
Regional Director for New Wine Midlands and East and member of the Editorial Board of Grove Books Biblical Series.

Drinks provided, but please bring your own lunch.

Christ the King, Deeble Road, Kettering, NN15 7AA

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October 2019

Tuesday 1 October 2019

Days of Reflection: The Call to World and Temple

Quiet Day with Rev Richard Coles, presenter of Radio 4’s Saturday Live, Vicar of Finedon and star of Strictly Come Dancing

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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Tuesday 1 October 2019

Bishop's School Supporters Training - School Based Day 2

A Bishop’s School Supporter helps the Bishops and the Diocesan Board of Education in their ministry to schools by providing support in one or more of the following areas:

* listening to children read supportively

* sharing their faith story and responding to questions sensitively in the context of an RE lesson and supporting schools in their pursuit of the RE Quality Mark

* leading collective worship and helping pupils to plan and lead collective worship for their peers

* helping with extracurricular Messy Church or an extracurricular Christian club.

 

We expect you will be a committed Christian who wants to takes an active interest in the broader life of a school which might include attending collective worship or school church services, praying for the school community, supporting school performances or helping at school events and on trips, as well as supporting in the ways detailed above for which training will be provided.

The Diocese will provide training in the following areas:

* listening to children read supportively, using phonics and comprehension questioning to help fluency and understanding

* sharing your faith story and responding to questions sensitively in the context of an RE lesson

* leading collective worship and helping pupils to plan and lead collective worship for their peers in school

* assisting with extracurricular Messy Church or at an extracurricular Christian club

* safeguarding training

* annual refresher training in all of the above.

 

 

Little Houghton Church of England Primary School, Northampton, NN7 1AF

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Wednesday 2 October 2019

East Northants Community Leaders' Lunch

The lunch will follow three short talks:

  • Julia Smith, Head of Customer and Community Services, East Northants Council, with an update on plans for local government reorganization in Northamptonshire, including the creation of a North Northamptonshire unitary authority;

  • Ed Walker, CEO of Peterborough-based charity Hope into Action, talking on the work that it does to enable churches to buy houses for homeless people and others in need, and opportunities for this in Northamptonshire; and

  • An update from East Northants Community Services on its current projects serving vulnerable people and plans to develop its services.


There will be a chance to catch up with others, networking and an opportunity to talk briefly about any new activities/projects. All Welcome.

The Frontier Centre, Addington Road, Irthlingborough, NN9 5UF

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Wednesday 2 October 2019

Managing Allegations

Managing Allegations (maximum 15 places) will provide guidance on managing allegations made against those working in schools and a greater understanding of the duty of care.  It will also provide a greater awareness of safer cultures in schools.

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Wednesday 2 October 2019

Safer Recruitment

A full day's training to give school leaders and managers a deep understanding of issues around safer recruitment practice.  Maximum of 20 delegates.

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Thursday 3 October 2019

Headteacher Performance Management

Training will provide you with the knowledge and skills to ensure you are able fulfil you statutory duties with confidence and effectiveness.  The session will provide you with an overview of the legislation, examples of good practice and opportunities to learn from fellow attendees.

The Diocesan Offices, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YD

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Friday 4 October 2019

A Creative Approach to Relationships and Health Education

Earlier this year the Government issued statutory guidance for teaching Relationships (and sex) Education in schools with the purpose of helping children and young people flourish.  This interactive, inspiring and practical training session will equip school leaders deliver this.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Saturday 5 October 2019

C0 and C1 Modules


C0 Basic Awareness

Recommended for anyone who needs a basic level of awareness of safeguarding.

 

and C1 Safeguarding Foundation Module

For anyone who has safeguarding responsibilities or who have contact with children, young people and / or adults who may be vulnerable.

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here:
www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by John Kidney 

To book a place or more information on location or times please contact: revdawn63@gmail.com

Daventry

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Saturday 5 October 2019

Music in Lyddington presents Atéa Wind Quintet

The Atéa Quintet is the foremost British Wind Quintet of their generation. Internationally acclaimed, they became double prize winners at the 2015 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Denmark. As the Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and former Quintet in Residence at the Purcell School, they mentor some of the finest up and coming musicians in the country.

More information about this programme and ways to book can be found on the flyer below.

Lyddington, St Andrew LE15 9LR

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Sunday 6 October 2019

Nikolsky Ensemble Concert

The four male singers come from Saratov on the shores of the Volga and will perform traditional Russian Orthodox church music as well as Russian folk and popular secular songs.   

A wine bar will be available before the concert from 6pm and during the interval.

Geddington, St Mary Magdalene NN14 1BG

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Monday 7 October 2019

Improving Early Help (N.B. For Northamptonshire schools only)

This session will focus on improving Early Help for pupils.  It will look at the new Thresholds and Pathways, EHA process and Signs of Safety approach to supporting pupils and their families.

The Diocesan Office, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Monday 7 October 2019

RE and SIAMS

This session will look in depth at Strand 7 of the SIAMs Schedule and explore ways to ensure that pupils flourish through the provision of high quality RE reflecting the Church of England Statement of Entitlement. 

The Diocesan Office, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Monday 7 October 2019

The New Diocese of Peterborough RE Syllabus

A briefing for any Headteachers who did not attend the Launch on 7th June 2019 or any RE link Governors to explain the key elements of the new Diocesan RE Syllabus.

The Diocesan Office, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 8 - Thursday 10 October 2019

New Posts: A Three Day Conference

For anyone who has been in a new post for 6 to 18 months. The three day conference is an opportunity for you to share with others, explore your new context, and set some aims and objectives.

Book a place at: bookings@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Belsey Bridge, Ditchingham NR35 2DZ

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Wednesday 9 October 2019

S1 Safer Recruitment Module

Recommended for anyone involved in the recruitment of church officers, paid and unpaid, ordained and lay.

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here:
www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Bev Huff

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Bouverie Court, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD. Parking is limited so please car share if possible or/and park if need be up at the nearby hotel and walk to Bouverie.

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Wednesday 9 October 2019

C2 & S3 Modules


C2 Leadership Module (must complete C1 first)

For anyone who has safeguarding responsibilities or who have contact with children, young people and / or adults who may be vulnerable.

Please bring your C1 certificate with you

 

and S3 Responding to Domestic Abuse Module

Recommended for anyone holding the Bishop’s commission or authorisation, Senior staff teams, Churchwardens, Youth Workers and others as relevant to role.

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here:
www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Bev Huff

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Bouverie Court, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD. Parking is limited so please car share if possible or/and park if need be up at the nearby hotel and walk to Bouverie.

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Thursday 10 October 2019

Setting Your Admissions Policy

A session for VA schools and academies to help think about setting your admissions policy in this term.

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Saturday 12 October 2019

Pastoral Visiting Course

This 2 Saturday Pastoral Visiting Course will run on October 12th and 26th and will help develop visiting skills and insights.

This course is for groups to learn together and from one another and works ideally with 12 participants. More information can be found on the poster/flyer below.

Please bring a packed lunch, tea/coffee provided

Booking is essential, please e-mail: bookings@peterborough-diocese.org.uk or call: 01604 887049

St Mark’s, 82 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, PE1 2SN

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Saturday 12 October 2019

MGP: Autumn Training Day

The day is for all involved in bible teaching ministry of any sort – from preachers to bible study leaders, to Junior Church to pathfinder teachers. 

Those of you who have been before will know that it's a great day, and very encouraging, and this year we are hugely privileged to have Paul Hancock, director of training for the Midlands Gospel Partnership, leading the day.

Paul will be helping us to think about 'How to Understand and Teach the bible' and that we will help us to think about this by working through 1 Samuel 17 (David and Goliath) through the day.

Refreshments provided please bring your own lunch

Sign up at admin@moultonchurch.co.uk or phone 01604 495 393

Reynard Way Evangelical Church, 193 Reynard Way, Northampton NN2 8QY

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Saturday 12 October 2019

C1 Safeguarding Foundation Module

For anyone who has safeguarding responsibilities or who have contact with children, young people and / or adults who may be vulnerable.

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here:
www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training
 

This workshop will be presented by John Kidney

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

 

4hrs Free parking. Please contact Tracy on 07946 676773 or email tracybarford@sky.com with your car registration number by Tuesday 8th October to prebook extending your free parking.

Weston Favell Centre, Northampton, NN3 8JR

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Sunday 13 - Monday 21 October 2019

A 9 day Pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine

Following in the Footsteps of Jesus led by The Rt Revd Donald Allister

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a very special experience. My testimony, shared by many who have travelled with me before, is it that the bible comes to life in remarkable ways. In addition, today’s situation in Israel and Palestine, inseparable from the very complex history, is seen and experienced quite starkly.
We will have opportunities to meet, listen and talk to ordinary people as well as community and other leaders.

The pilgrimage is open to all. However, please bear three things in mind: first, we will be worshipping as Christians each day; second, a reasonable degree of fitness is needed, as we will have to do quite a bit of walking, including up hills and steps and on uneven rocky ground; third, although we will eat well with lovely Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food, and the restaurants we use are very helpful and hospitable, it may not always be possible to meet every dietary requirement in the way you might be used to.

This won’t be a holiday, though it may well refresh those parts that holidays can’t reach.  It will be stimulating, deeply moving, perhaps emotionally exhausting. You will almost certainly be changed.

I hope you can join us.

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For prices and more information please click here to view the brochure.

The Holy Land

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Tuesday 15 October 2019

Refresher Training for Designated Safetuarding Leads NB Northamptonshire schools only

Statutory two year Refresher Training for previously trained DSLs working in Northamptonshire schools.

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 15 October 2019

Challenge and Support Getting the Balance Right

What is the best way for governors to ensure the right level of challenge and support for school leaders to ensure high quality provision?:  Your questions answered.

Oundle CE Primary School, Cotterstock Road, Oundle PE8 5HA

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Friday 18 October 2019

Days of Reflection: Journeying with Teresa of Avila

Quiet Day with Canon Adrian Ling, Vicar of All Saints, King’s Lynn

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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Saturday 19 October 2019

Invitation for all Lay Ministers

Come along on and meet your new Wardens of Lay Ministries, Revd Ben Lewis and Revd John Hall. Listen to them talk about how they see themselves in their new roles and how they feel they can best serve you in your ministry. Ask questions and share in discussions.

There will be Eucharist and Tea!

To book: contact Lesley-Anne Marriott by email or phone

St Mark's Church, Wellingborough NN8 3SD

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Saturday 19 October 2019

Equipped for the Task

‘Equipped for the Task’ is a training event that tells you everything you need to know about the nuts and bolts of running a church (and a bit more besides). With useful input and plenty of opportunities to ask all your burning questions.

              Programme:

9:00am Coffee

9:30am Opening Worship

9:45am Keynote address by Bishop John

10:15am Workshop (1)

11:00am Coffee

11:15am Workshop (2)

12:00pm Ecclesiastical Insurance

                - input & questions

12:30pm Plenary Session

12:45pm Departure

To Book please e-mail Sally Crossley at: bookings@peterborough-diocese.org.uk giving your name, contact details, church, and then stating which of the two workshops you would like to join.
Do please let us know if you have mobility problems.

Alternatively complete and send the Booking Form, on the reverse of the flyer below, to Sally at the address given. Thank you.

St Peter & St Andrew, Corby, NN18 0EH

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Saturday 19 October 2019

The Wandering Minstrels sing Gilbert & Sullivan

A welcome return from The Wandering Minstrels whose superb singing & acting brings the songs and music of Gilbert & Sullivan to life.

This Anniversary Concert is not only a fundraiser but is also in memory of Harry and Gwen Hurst as their son, Tim Hurst-Brown, is one of the singers. We are planning that this Concert launches an Organ Fund for a new organ dedicated to this couple who were so dedicated in their work and ministry at St Paul's for many, many years.

St Paul's Church, New England, Peterborough PE1 2PA

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Saturday 19 October 2019

Binding up the Brokenhearted

A Practical Day of Resourcing your Church with guest speaker Becky Harcourt - Author of ‘Walking on Water’

We will also be exploring the following workshops:
• Emotional Healing
• Wellbeing Cafes
• Parish Healing Ministry Course
• Churches as places of healing

Bring your own packed lunch. Beverages will be available

Christ the King, Deeble Road, Kettering NN15 7AA

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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Roles & Responsibilities for New Church School Governors

What are the special features of church school governance? An introduction for all governors in church schools.

Oundle CE Primary School, Cotterstock Road, Oundle PE8 5HA

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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Gender Variance and Pastoral Care

Speaker: Susannah Cornwall is Senior Lecturer in Constructive Theologies at the University of Exeter. She leads the Modelling Transgender Spiritual Care project in partnership with the West of England NHS Specialist Gender Identity Clinic.

How can Christians best respond to gender-variant, trans and nonbinary people? This day gives an opportunity to reflect on recent social and medical trends in the care of people going through gender transition. We will explore some biblical and theological responses to gender variance, including examples of both conservative and liberal responses and engaging closely with trans Christians’ experiences and testimonies. Finally, we will explore gender variance and church policy, looking at some practicalities surrounding matters such as welcomes and celebrations, naming liturgies, and implications for individuals' journeys of discernment for ordained or other ministry.

Bouverie Court, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD. Parking is limited so please car share if possible or/and park if need be up at the nearby hotel and walk to Bouverie.

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Saturday 26 October 2019

Magnitude & Melody Concert

The sound of Hereford Cathedral Organ with Harborough Singers.

Featuring a selection of extraordinary music for choir and organ from both sides of the Channel, including Vierne’s ‘Messe Solennelle ’ and pieces by Widor, Stanford, Parry, Elgar and others.

Musical Director: Charlie Penn
Organist: Andrew King

St Andrew’s Church, Lyddington LE15 9LN

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November 2019

Friday 1 November 2019

Days of Reflection: St Paul, the man and his message

A musically accompanied Quiet Day with Rev Richard Rice-Oxley

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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Saturday 2 November 2019

C1 Safeguarding Foundation Module

For anyone who has safeguarding responsibilities or who have contact with children, young people and / or adults who may be vulnerable.

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here:
www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training
 

This workshop will be presented by Tim Hitch

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Emmanuel Church, Twelvetree Avenue, Werrington PE4 5DT

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Wednesday 6 November 2019

How to work effectively with your church school

A session that will explore how you can effectively support your church school - with some practical examples.  Led by Peter French who was in the past a vicar with a Church School.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Thursday 7 November 2019

C3 Foundation / Leadership Safeguarding Training and Development Module

Required for those holding a license, commission, authorisation, permission to officiate from a Bishop - Ordained and Lay

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here:
www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Bev Huff

Bring your own packed lunch

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Diocesan Office, The Palace, Peterborough PE1 1YB. No parking available, please use public car parks

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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Understanding Christianity Day 1

Day 1 of a training package with new resources to improve the quality of teaching and learning about Christianity.  N.B. Attendance at all 3 days is essential.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Understanding your role and responsibility as a Member or Director

A session looking at the roles of members and directors in academies and how you can fulfil your role effectively.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Understanding Christianity Day 1

The resource called Understanding Christianity: Text Impact Connections, offers an approach to teaching and learning about Christianity with units of work and supporting resources from EYFS to Year 9. It was launched at Lambeth Palace on 26th May 2016 and has been extremely well received since then with over 95% of Diocesan schools having completed the training.

Understanding Christianity sets the bar for the quality of teaching and learning about Christianity in our schools and academies. It reinforces the messages we have been giving over the last few years about ‘digging deeper’ and engaging children and young people with the big ideas and concepts of the Christian faith. The teaching approach is one of theological enquiry, and the units of work support both continuity and progression.

The Resources

The original resources issued to schools who trained between 2016 and 2019 are no longer available due to production costs.  Instead a new more slimmed down resource pack will be available and, once trained, the full resources will be available online.

Understanding Christianity takes place over 3 days. On Day One the RE Subject Leaders will receive the resources to support implementation. Following this, participants must attend a Day Two and Day Three Encounter day - non attendance will result in a charge being made.  It is not possible to attend Days Two and Three without attendance on Day One. All sessions will take place at the Diocese of Peterborough Education Office, Bouverie Court, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YD.

Day 1 will be held on Tuesday 12 November 2019 from 9.30am – 3.30pm

Day 2 will be held on Tuesday 14 January 2020 from 9.30am – 3.30pm

Day 3 will be held on Tuesday 24 March 2020 from 9.30am – 3.30pm

 

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Friday 15 November 2019

Days of Reflection: Praying with the Saints

Quiet Day with Ven Mark Steadman, Archdeacon of Stow

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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Friday 15 November 2019

C3 Foundation / Leadership Safeguarding Training and Development Module

Required for those holding a license, commission, authorisation, permission to officiate from a Bishop - Ordained and Lay

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here:
www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Bev Huff

Bring your own packed lunch

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Bouverie Court, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD. Parking is limited so please car share if possible or/and park if need be up at the nearby hotel and walk to Bouverie.

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Tuesday 19 November 2019

Awareness of Online-Safety and CSE

This interactive day will explore ways to keep children and young people safe online with an emphasis on online grooming and CSE.  We will look at teaching resources, support available and local trends regarding online-safety and CSE.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Thursday 21 November 2019

The Theological History of the Civil War

Speaker: Bishop Donald Allister


Where did the divine right of kings come from? Why did Charles try to impose episcopacy on the Scots? Did Laud cause the Civil War? Why was the Act of Uniformity so strict? And what can we learn from all of this?

The talk will be at St Bartholomew’s, Greens Norton (near Towcester) before going on to a buffet lunch at The Butcher’s Arms for lunch (£9.00 per person to include a hot drink). We will then go on to Canons Ashby. Entrance is free for card carrying National Trust members. Entry will cost £8.50 for non-members.

NOTE: Sometimes the house is shut in November for conservation reasons. If so, our visit will be to the church and the gardens.

About Canons Ashby
: The house was home to the Dryden family, who during the Civil War were Puritans and supported Parliament. A fight between Parlimentarian and Royalist soldiers took place on the grounds and the nearby church. The only casualty was the shepherd boy who had kept watch, and a statue honouring his sacrifice stands in the gardens.

Canons Ashby, Nr Towcester

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Saturday 23 November 2019

C2 & S3 Modules


C2 Leadership Module (must complete C1 first)

For anyone who has safeguarding responsibilities or who have contact with children, young people and / or adults who may be vulnerable.

Please bring your C1 certificate with you

 

and S3 Responding to Domestic Abuse Module

Recommended for anyone holding the Bishop’s commission or authorisation, Senior staff teams, Churchwardens, Youth Workers and others as relevant to role.

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here:
www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Bev Huff

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Knights Chamber, Peterborough Cathedral

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Saturday 23 November 2019

C1 Safeguarding Foundation Module

For anyone who has safeguarding responsibilities or who have contact with children, young people and / or adults who may be vulnerable.

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here:
www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training
 

This workshop will be presented by John Kidney

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

St Francis' Church NN5 6JB

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Saturday 23 November 2019

EXPLORE Day

 

ExploreCompassIs God nudging you?

Come and explore with others.

This relaxed day allows you to take time to reflect on what your own calling to serve in the church might be.            

There will the opportunity to ask about Lay Ministry, Ordination, Pioneering, Working with Children or Young People, Evangelism, Pastoral Care, Churchwarden … and more.

All Saints School, Boughton Green Road, Kingsthorpe NN2 7AJ

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Tuesday 26 November 2019

FFT Aspire

The Diocese have invited trainers from FFT Aspire to deliver training to ensure you are getting the most from your subscription to FFT Aspire.  The training will take attendees through the 'basics' of the package using your 2019 outcomes.  Attendees should bring a laptop and their login details as the training will be very hands-on.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 26 November 2019

The new Diocese of Peterborough RE Syllabus

This session will introduce the new Diocesan Syllabus to teachers of RE in Primary Schools.  We will look at how to use the Syllabus to help plan high quality RE for pupils at Key Stages 1 and 2.  N.B. This is only for those who did not attend the Launch of Syllabus in June 2019.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 26 November 2019

Roles & Responsibilities of an experienced governor in a Church School

Outlining the responsibilities of Chruch School Governors with particular emphasis on those who have previously been governors - looking at your experiences and how you can develop in your role.

 

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 26 November 2019

C2 & S3 Modules


C2 Leadership Module (must complete C1 first)

For anyone who has safeguarding responsibilities or who have contact with children, young people and / or adults who may be vulnerable.

Please bring your C1 certificate with you

 

and S3 Responding to Domestic Abuse Module

Recommended for anyone holding the Bishop’s commission or authorisation, Senior staff teams, Churchwardens, Youth Workers and others as relevant to role.

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here:
www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Bev Huff

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Knights Chamber, Peterborough Cathedral

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Thursday 28 November 2019

Headteachers' Conference: Excellence in education from a holistic perspective - body, mind and spirit

We will be exploring together the theme of ‘Excellence in education from a holistic perspective - body, mind and spirit’. 

There will be a significant presentation from three of our own Headteachers – Tracey Cunningham, Fiona Wilce and Nicola Fountain, who all achieved an ‘excellent’ outcome recently when inspected under the new SIAMS inspection schedule.  Our very own Liz Youngman, who leads on all aspects of SIAMS in our Diocese, will also contribute further insights into achieving excellence in SIAMS terms.

Dame Alice Hudson, Executive Headteacher of the Twyford Church of England Academies Trust, will be with us.  The Trust is arguably the most successful Church of England secondary school MAT in London, with all the schools consistently receiving ‘outstanding’ Ofsted and SIAMS inspections.  Alice will be sharing with us her leadership experience of consistently achieving standards of excellence across a group of Church of England Schools, from her perspective as an Executive Headteacher.

Mary Hawes, the Church of England’s national adviser on children’s and young people’s spirituality, will also be joining us.  Mary originally trained as a teacher, and is currently the Church of England’s National Children and Youth Adviser, a post she has held for 13 years. Prior to that, she was the Children’s Adviser in the Diocese of London, Education Officer at Rochester Cathedral and an editor with Scripture Union.  She was ordained in 2000 and serves as Assistant Priest in the parish of St Mary with St Alban, Tedding ton, where she is also Chair of Governors at the local Church Primary School.

Julie Sadler, Principal of St Andrew’s College, twice judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and the accredited provider of the Mental Health Quality Mark, will be talking to us about identifying pupils’ mental health needs, supporting them effectively in school and signposting them to the most appropriate specialist services.

There will be a presentation about developing pupils’ physical health and fitness, and all the benefits this brings to children and young people’s wellbeing, including Ian Lancaster from Christians in Sport and Ben Lawrence from Northampton Rugby Football Club.

Also, Dan Finn, Chief Executive of the Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award, will be sharing more about the Young Leaders curriculum, with the physical, mental and spiritual challenges it brings, in conversation with a headteacher and CofEPQH Course Leader, Jackii Crockett, and a group of pupils from St botolph's CE Primary School, who have successfully completed the Young Leaders Award.

Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive, Kettering NN15 6PB

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Friday 29 November 2019

Days of Reflection: O Come Emmanuel

Exploring the richness of the Advent season through the pen of the hymn writer
Quiet Day with Canon Gary Ecclestone, Vicar of Hanslope & Castlethorpe

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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December 2019

Monday 2 December 2019

Making Sense of Data for Governors

How can governors use data effectively to support and challenge the Headteacher.  Also to examine the role of governors in handling data.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 3 December 2019

New to Working in Church Schools?

A full day where we will explore what it is to work in a church school - looking at the teaching of RE and also a session on behaviour management.  The afternoon will include training on SIAMS. 

Hayfield Cross CE Primary School, Hayfield Crescent, Kettering NN15 5FJ

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Monday 9 December 2019

New Chairs of Governors

As an experienced Chair and National Leader of Governance, Peter French will help you as a new Chair with tips on how to manage meetings and fulfil your role effectively.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 10 December 2019

The New Diocesan RE Syllabus

A briefing for any Headteachers who did not attend the launch on 7th June 2019 or any RE Link Governors to explain the key elements of the Diocesan RE Syllabus.

Oundle CE Primary School, Cotterstock Road, Oundle PE8 5HA

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Friday 13 December 2019

Days of Reflection: The Revelation of Jesus Christ

How does the Book of Revelation equip us for discipleship, ministry and mission in the contemporary world?
Teaching day with Rev Dr Ian Paul, Associate Minister of St Nic’s, Nottingham.

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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January 2020

Friday 10 January 2020

Days of Reflection: Quiet Day for Epiphany

Quiet Day for the Epiphany Season with Br Steven Haws of the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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Monday 13 January 2020

Days of Reflection: Jesus and the Jewish roots of the Eucharist

Quiet Day with Ven Gavin Kirk Archdeacon of Lincoln

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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Tuesday 14 January 2020

Understanding Christianity Day 2

The resource called Understanding Christianity: Text Impact Connections, offers an approach to teaching and learning about Christianity with units of work and supporting resources from EYFS to Year 9. It was launched at Lambeth Palace on 26th May 2016 and has been extremely well received since then with over 95% of Diocesan schools having completed the training.

Understanding Christianity sets the bar for the quality of teaching and learning about Christianity in our schools and academies. It reinforces the messages we have been giving over the last few years about ‘digging deeper’ and engaging children and young people with the big ideas and concepts of the Christian faith. The teaching approach is one of theological enquiry, and the units of work support both continuity and progression.

The Resources

The original resources issued to schools who trained between 2016 and 2019 are no longer available due to production costs.  Instead a new more slimmed down resource pack will be available and, once trained, the full resources will be available online.

Understanding Christianity takes place over 3 days. On Day One the RE Subject Leaders will receive the resources to support implementation. Following this, participants must attend a Day Two and Day Three Encounter day - non attendance will result in a charge being made.  It is not possible to attend Days Two and Three without attendance on Day One. All sessions will take place at the Diocese of Peterborough Education Office, Bouverie Court, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YD.

Day 1 will be held on Tuesday 12 November 2019 from 9.30am – 3.30pm

Day 2 will be held on Tuesday 14 January 2020 from 9.30am – 3.30pm

Day 3 will be held on Tuesday 24 March 2020 from 9.30am – 3.30pm

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 21 January 2020

Roles & Responsibilities for new governors in Church Schools

What are the special features of Church School Governance? An introduction for all Governors in Church Schools. 

The Diocesan Office, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 28 January 2020

God and the Big Bang Theory

God and the Big Bang invites teachers to spend a day exploring evolution and faith in the UKS2 curriculum.  We will explore approaches to critical reflection skills in light of the SIAMs framework.  The day will be led by a team of experienced science-faith communicators, bringing suggestions for empowering Year 6 students to develop their thinking in Science and Religious Education.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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February 2020

Tuesday 4 February 2020

Asking Challenging Questions

What is the best way for governors to ensure the right level of challenge and support for school leaders to ensure high qualtiy provision?  Your questions answered.

 

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Friday 7 February 2020

Days of Reflection: Gilbert of Sempringham—a pattern for our Christian lives

Quiet Day with Rev Anna Sorensen, Rector (designate) of North Beltisloe and former Parish Priest of Sempringham

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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Tuesday 11 February 2020

The New Diocese of Peterborough RE Syllabus

This session will introduce the new Diocesan Syllabus to teachers of RE in Primary Schools.  We will look at how to use the Syllabus to help plan high quality RE for pupils at Key Stages 1 and 2.  N.B. This is only for those who did not attend the Launch of the Syllabus in June 2019.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 11 February 2020

SIAMs Updates for Headteachers

Updates and feedback on inspections so far.  Workshop to look at different self evaluation approaches.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 11 February 2020

SIAMs Updates for Governors

Overview on SIAMS for governors outlining governor responsibilities.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Friday 21 February 2020

Days of Reflection: Questions Christians should answer

Quiet Day with Fr Ed Martin, Vicar and Warden of Edenham Regional House

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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Tuesday 25 February 2020

The New Ofsted Framework: A Guide for Governors

A course outlining Governor responsibilities in the new Ofsted Framework and tips for dealing with Ofsted.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 25 February 2020

Understanding Attachment Awareness

Free to DBE schools with a Gold SLA

£130 to DBE schools with a Silver SLA

£195 to DBE schools with a Bronze SLA

£260 to all other schools

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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March 2020

Friday 6 March 2020

Admissions & Appeals Training

To outline the admissions process and what VA schools and academies need to do and also what happens with appeals.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Friday 6 March 2020

Days of Reflection: Commemoration of Bishop Edward King

Quiet Day in celebration of Lincoln’s saintly Bishop with Rev Dr Robert Beaken, Parish Priest of Great Bardfield and biographer of Archbishop Cosmo Gordon Lang

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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Tuesday 10 March 2020

RE Network

Details TBC

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Wednesday 18 March 2020

Headteachers' Conference: Overcoming Disadvantage

We will be exploring together the theme of ‘Overcoming Disadvantage’. 

Bishop Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford, will give a keynote address on the opportunities for overcoming disadvantage through an education for life which is deeply Christian and serves the common good.

Jez Gowers-Cromie from Christian Aid will explain how their Global Neighbours scheme seeks to encourage a deeper understanding of global injustice and a Christian response to it from school pupils.

Andy Lakatos, Ofsted Lead Inspector and School Effectiveness Adviser for the Diocesan Board of Education, will explain Ofsted’s expectations for helping disadvantaged pupils succeed in their education, with illustrations of best practice in relation to improvement planning and whole school leadership.

Matt Ward from the Leicestershire Teaching School and Mead Educational Trust will give a very practical presentation about helping Pupil Premium pupils overcome disadvantage and achieve well in the classroom.

Tatiana Wilson, Education Adviser for Vulnerable Pupils in Exeter Diocese, who recently worked with the Children’s Society and the Church of England Education Office to publish ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing: Towards a Whole School Approach’, will share insights from this and other projects, together with strategies to support school communities to enable all to live life to the full.

Dr Helena Lewis-Smith, a research psychologist at the Centre for Appearance Research, West of England University, will explore the nature and prevalence of body image concerns, and explain strategies and interventions which can be used to promote positive body image among children and young people.

Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive, Kettering NN15 6PB

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Friday 20 March 2020

Days of Reflection: Angels help us to adore him

Worshipping with the heavenly hosts
Quiet Day with Rev Dr Arabella Milbank, Curate in the Louth Team Ministry

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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Tuesday 24 March 2020

Understanding Christianity Day 3

The resource called Understanding Christianity: Text Impact Connections, offers an approach to teaching and learning about Christianity with units of work and supporting resources from EYFS to Year 9. It was launched at Lambeth Palace on 26th May 2016 and has been extremely well received since then with over 95% of Diocesan schools having completed the training.

Understanding Christianity sets the bar for the quality of teaching and learning about Christianity in our schools and academies. It reinforces the messages we have been giving over the last few years about ‘digging deeper’ and engaging children and young people with the big ideas and concepts of the Christian faith. The teaching approach is one of theological enquiry, and the units of work support both continuity and progression.

The Resources

The original resources issued to schools who trained between 2016 and 2019 are no longer available due to production costs.  Instead a new more slimmed down resource pack will be available and, once trained, the full resources will be available online.

Understanding Christianity takes place over 3 days. On Day One the RE Subject Leaders will receive the resources to support implementation. Following this, participants must attend a Day Two and Day Three Encounter day - non attendance will result in a charge being made.  It is not possible to attend Days Two and Three without attendance on Day One. All sessions will take place at the Diocese of Peterborough Education Office, Bouverie Court, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YD.

Day 1 will be held on Tuesday 12 November 2019 from 9.30am – 3.30pm

Day 2 will be held on Tuesday 14 January 2020 from 9.30am – 3.30pm

Day 3 will be held on Tuesday 24 March 2020 from 9.30am – 3.30pm

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 31 March 2020

Inspiring Collective Worship

Drawing on her own experience and the Barnabas in Schools materials, this will be an interactive session of ways to make collective worship invitational, inclusive and inspiring.  Presentation by Liz Youngman and Jane Lewis, Schools Adviser, Diocese of Southwell and trainer for Barnabas in Schools.

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 31 March 2020

Inspiring Collective Worship

Drawing on her own experience and the Barnabas in Schools materials, this will be an interactive session of ways to make collective worship invitational, inclusive and inspiring.  Presented by Liz Youngman and Jane Lewis, Schools Adviser, Diocese of Southwell and trainer for Barnabas in Schools.

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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April 2020

Friday 3 April 2020

Days of Reflection: Look upon the Lord

Cultivating an attitude of looking to the Lord inspired by the San Damiano Cross
Quiet Day with Sr Rachel Overton, Adviser for Spirituality in the Diocese of Peterborough

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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Tuesday 21 April 2020

Developing Digital Resilience

This interactive session will look at how we can build a child's resilience online.  We will cover managing online risk, using the internet positively, the effect social media is having on wellbeing and resources to safeguard young people online and how to effectively build digital resiliency.

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Wednesday 22 April 2020

SIAMS updates for Headteachers

Updates and feedback on inspections so far.  Workshop to look at different self evaluation approaches.

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Friday 24 April 2020

Days of Reflection: I don’t give a c**p about Jeremy Clarkson

Engaging with society, politics and social media
Quiet Day with Fr Oliver Coss, Rector of All Saints’, Northampton

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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Tuesday 28 April 2020

Creative and Confident RE?

The day will focus on a range of creative strategies for teachers to use such as story, music, puppets, food and drama to help pupils to learn about religions and beliefs.

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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May 2020

Friday 1 May 2020

Days of Reflection: St Benedict for today

Quiet Day with Fr Nicolas Stebbing of the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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Tuesday 5 May 2020

The new Diocese of Peterborough RE Syllabus

This session will introduce the new Diocesan Syllabus to teachers of RE in primary schools.  We will look at how to use the Syllabus to help plan high quality RE for pupils at Key Stages 1 and 2.  N.B. This is only for those who did not attend the Launch of the Syllabus in June 2019.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 12 May 2020

Roles & Responsibilities for new Governors in Church Schools

What are the special features of Church School governance? An introduction for all governors in Church Schools.

Silverstone Primary School (TBC), Towcester Road, Silverstone, Northamptonshire NN12 8UB

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Tuesday 19 May 2020

RE Network

Details TBC

 

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YD

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June 2020

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Days of Reflection: Ways of Praying

A Quiet Day with Rev Richard Coles, presenter of Radio 4’s Saturday Live, Vicar of Finedon and star of Strictly Come Dancing

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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Tuesday 9 June 2020

Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children: All you need to know

A session specidically for all Designated Teachers for Looked After Children and those Previously Looked After.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 9 June 2020

Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children: All you need to know

A session specifically for all Designated Teachers for Looked After Children and those Previously Looked After.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Thursday 11 June 2020

New to RE Subject Leadership?

This day is for new Primary RE Subject Leads.  We will look at the role of the Lead and ways to help you plan for high quality RE in your school.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Wednesday 17 June 2020

Roles & Responsibilities of an Experienced Governor in a Church School

Outlining the responsibilities of Church School governance with particular emphasis on those who have previously been governors - looking at your experiences and how you can develop in your role.

The Diocesan Offices, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Monday 22 June 2020

Gang Culture, Knife Crime and County Lines

This day will focus on what Gang Culture, Knife Crime and County Lines means and looks at the local context.  Northants Police and other representatives of the CIRV Team will help DSLs and Headteachers to understand how they can help to prevent and support children and young people at risk.

The Diocesan Office, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Wednesday 24 June 2020

How to Work Effectively with your Church School

A session that will explore how you can effectively support your Church School - with some practical examples.  Led by Peter French who was in the past a vicar with a Church School.

The Diocesan Office, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Friday 26 June 2020

Days of Reflection: Creation through the eyes of a Saint and a Pope

Pope Francis’ Laudato Si & St Francis and Creation
Quiet Day with Br Joseph Emmanuel of the Society of St Francis, Alnmouth

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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