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October 2019

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

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

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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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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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