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November 2021

Tuesday 2 November 2021

RE Network: Getting the Balance Right

This session will be co-led by Lesley Pollard and Dr Kathryn Wright, CEO of Culham St. Gabriel’s and former RE Adviser for the Diocese of Norwich. We will be looking at how to plan RE lessons to ensure there is a balanced approach within the subject.

(This will be developed further with a full training day in the summer term).

 

via Zoom

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Thursday 4 November 2021

Performance Management

Key features of Headteacher Performance Management for governors involved in this important role.

 

via Zoom

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Friday 5 November 2021

Concept of Trinity through Collective Worship and School Ethos

An opportunity to explore ways in which schools can develop children’s knowledge and understanding of the Christian concept of the Trinity through Collective Worship and school ethos

via Zoom

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Tuesday 9 November 2021

Understanding Christianity Day 2

Day 2 of the full 3-day training package for RE Subject Leads new to the Understanding Christianity resource. It is essential that participants attend all three days of this training.

 

Hayfield Cross School, Hayfield Crescent, Kettering NN15 5FJ OR Via Zoom

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Tuesday 16 November 2021

New to Church Schools

This day is for those new to teaching in Church Schools and is also suitable for NQTs. We will look at what teaching in a Church School means with a focus on RE, Collective Worship, the SIAMS process and behaviour management.

 

Hayfield Cross School, Hayfield Crescent, Kettering NN15 5FJ

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Wednesday 17 November 2021

Safer Recruitment

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

 

Maximum 20 delegates

via Zoom

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Wednesday 24 November 2021

Online Safety Update (am)

This interactive session will look at what has changed in terms of online-safety issues and resources in the past year. It will cover managing online risk, using the internet positively, the effect social media is having on wellbeing and resources to help safeguard children and young people online and effectively build digital resiliency.

via Zoom

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Wednesday 24 November 2021

Online Safety Update (pm)

This interactive session will look at what has changed in terms of online-safety issues and resources in the past year. It will cover managing online risk, using the internet positively, the effect social media is having on wellbeing and resources to help safeguard children and young people online and effectively build digital resiliency.

via Zoom

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Wednesday 24 November 2021

Islam and Muslims for KS1 and KS2

Ideas for great learning and progress: Islam + Muslims for KS1 and KS2 (Focus determined by schools’ response). This session will be led by Lat Blaylock from RE Today.

Via Zoom

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Thursday 25 November 2021

Headteachers' Conference: Reimagining and Reinvigorating Education in a Post-Pandemic Future

 

The keynote address at our autumn term conference will be given by Professor Dame Alison Peacock, CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching, sharing the vision and mission of the Chartered College of Teaching, and addressing the main conference theme about ‘Reimagining and reinvigorating education in a post-pandemic future’.  Lorna Fitzjohn, Regional Director, East of England, will share Ofsted’s expectations of post-pandemic education, best practice which has been recently documented and her own aspirations for our national education system.  Dr Margaret James, National Director of SIAMS, will set out the nature and purpose of SIAMS under her leadership, and what this will mean for Church of England schools in practical terms.  Tim Oates CBE, Director of Assessment Research and Development at Cambridge Assessment, will share thoughts on enabling children to succeed in education through high quality contact time, social learning, quiet reflection, and self-study.  In addition, from our own DBE Education Team, Andy Lakatos, DBE Schools’ Effectiveness Adviser, and Jane Lewis, Assistant Diocesan Director of Education, are very mindful that you will want to ensure your SEF accurately reflects your school and your development plans show real clarity in your intended outcomes, with Ofsted and SIAMS inspections resuming from the autumn term onwards; Jane and Andy will share their thoughts on SEFs and SDPs which we trust you will find helpful. 

 

via Zoom

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Thursday 25 November 2021

New Chair of Governors

What is the role of the Chair?  What special responsibilities does the Chair have?  All your questions answered and more.

via Zoom

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Tuesday 30 November 2021

Roles & Responsibilities of Church School Governors

What are the special feature of church school governance?  A session for new governors and those who have previously been governors looking at experiences and how you can develop your role.

 

via Zoom

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December 2021

Monday 6 December 2021

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.  We will look at the data for your school.

 

via Zoom

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Tuesday 7 December 2021

Understanding Christianity Day 3

Day 3 of the full 3-day training package for RE Subject Leads new to the Understanding Christianity resource. It is essential that participants attend all three days of this training.

 

via Zoom

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January 2022

Thursday 13 January 2022

Managing Allegations

Guidance on managing allegations made against those working in schools, an understanding of duty of care.  Greater awareness of safer cultures in schools.

Maximum of 20 delegates

Bouverie Court

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Tuesday 18 January 2022

Prevent Training Update /Refresher Prevent Training

We are delighted to welcome Sean Arbuthnot (former Prevent Officer with Northamptonshire Police and now Prevent Officer for Leicester) back to lead this Prevent Refresher training. It is being held via Zoom to allow greater access for Headteachers, DSLs, DDSLs and other relevant staff in schools across the Diocese.

 

via Zoom

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Monday 24 January 2022

Roles & Responsibilities of Church School Governors

What are the special feature of church school governance?  A session for new governors and those who have previously been governors looking at experiences and how you can develop your role.

 

via Zoom

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Tuesday 25 January 2022

Implementing the Understanding Christianity Resource

This day is specifically for Primary Teachers who are new to using the Understanding Christianity resource, but whose school is already trained in this programme.

 

Bouverie Court

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Thursday 27 January 2022

RE: Retrieval/Ofsted Research Review

How can school RE use the directions set by HMI’s RE report? This session will be led by Lat Blaylock from RE Today.

Via Zoom

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Friday 28 January 2022

Looked After Children Training

A half day training session specifically designed for the Designated Teacher for Looked After Children.

 

Bouverie Court

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February 2022

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Pupil Collective Worship Conference

This will be an on-line conference for pupil leaders of collective worship. There will be workshops on Creative Ways to use the Bible in Collective Worship, Creative Prayer, Openings and Endings and Creating a Worship Space. Pupils will be in their own school for the conference, supported by a member of staff. Workshops will be led by experienced adult leaders of collective worship who have experience in working with children in the context of school worship.

 

via Zoom

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Tuesday 8 February 2022

New Designated Safeguarding Leads (Schools)

This training is the statutory single agency training required for a senior member of staff to become a Designated (or Deputy Designated) Safeguarding Lead in a school.  Participants will look at the legislation and guidance that informs their role and will become familiar with local procedures in order to help safeguard the pupils in their setting.  Only for DSLs working in Northamptonshire schools.

Via Zoom or at Bouverie Court

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Tuesday 8 February 2022

New Designated Safeguarding Leads (Northants only)

This training is the statutory single agency training required for a senior member of staff to become a Designated (or Deputy Designated) Safeguarding Lead in a school.  Participants will look at the legislation and guidance that informs their role and will become familiar with local procedures in order to help safeguard the pupils in their setting.  Only for DSLs working in Northamptonshire schools.

 

via Zoom

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Tuesday 8 February 2022

Termly SIAMS Briefing

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

 

via Zoom

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Thursday 10 February 2022

Sikhs and Sikhism for KS1 and KS2

Ideas for great learning and progress in RE: Sikhs and Sikhism for KS1 and 2 (Focus determined by schools’ response).  This session will be led by Lat Blaylock from RE Today.

Via Zoom

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Thursday 24 February 2022

Middle Leaders Training Programme Day 1

A two day course to give middle leaders the right tools to fulfil their responsibilities.  This first day will concentrate on Ofsted expectations and set leaders up with tasks to ensure appropriate monitoring activities. It is essential that participants complete both days of training.

Bouverie Court

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March 2022

Tuesday 1 March 2022

New to RE Leadership Day 1

This is the first day of a 2-day training programme for those that are new to the role of Primary RE Subject Lead. Over the two days we will look at the role of the RE Lead and ways to help you plan for high quality RE in your school. It is essential that participants complete both days of training.

 

Bouverie Court

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Tuesday 8 March 2022

SIAMS Updates and training for Governors

This session will provide updates for governors on recent developments in SIAMS and provide support for governors in relation to their role when it comes to working with the school through the inspection process.

 

via Zoom

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Tuesday 8 March 2022

Understanding Christianity: Creation and Fall

This session will focus in greater depth at the theme of Creation and Fall using Understanding Christianity. This session will be led by Adam Robertson from RE Today.

Via Zoom

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Thursday 10 March 2022

Appeals Training

To outline the process with VA schools and academies, what happens with appeals, and how to prepare a statement of case.

 

via Zoom

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Friday 18 March 2022

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Maximum 15 delegates)

A nationally recognized course to give an understanding of issues that relate to young people’s mental health including how to spot the warning signs of mental ill health in those aged 8-18 years.

Includes a copy of MHFA Manual.

 

Maximum of 15 delegates.

Bouverie Court

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Wednesday 23 March 2022

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 quality provision?  Your questions answered.

 

Via Zoom or at Bouverie Court

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Thursday 24 March 2022

Headteachers' Conference: Every Dimension of Every life Matters

Every Dimension of Every Life Matters

Our spring term conference will include a main presentation from: Dr Ruth Valerio about ‘The Earth’s Life Matters’, addressing important themes about: the environment, climate change, courageous advocacy and ways to help children and young people look after God’s world and love their global neighbours.  Allana Gay will speak about ‘Black Lives Matter’, addressing important BAME, UKME and decolonising the curriculum themes.  Lat Blaylock from RE Today, will address the theme of ‘Religious Lives Matter’, illustrating the importance of religion in our world, with 80% of all people on our planet practising some form of religion today, and will consider RE teaching and curriculum design, referencing resources and training courses that would be helpful for teachers, especially for colleagues in the primary school sector.  Dr Anne Lumb will present on ‘Spiritual Lives Matter’, considering afresh the spiritual dimension of pupils’ lives and how Church of England school leaders can most effectively support children’s and young people’s spiritual development.

 

tbc

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Wednesday 30 March 2022

Roles & Responsibilities of Church School Governors

What are the special feature of church school governance?  A session for new governors and those who have previously been governors looking at experiences and how you can develop your role.

 

via Zoom

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Wednesday 30 March 2022

Understanding Christianity: Incarnation

In this session we will be exploring the theme of Incarnation at a greater depth using the Understanding Christianity resource.  This session will be led by Adam Robertson from RE Today.

Via Zoom

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April 2022

Tuesday 26 April 2022

Developing Children's Spirituality

What does it mean to experience ‘life in all its fullness’? The day will give teachers opportunity to explore some answers to this question through engaging with the term ‘spiritual development’. We will also consider how Ofsted and SIAMS evaluate spiritual development and explore how schools can go about expressing a shared understanding of their approach to spiritual development which is now a SIAMS requirement. There will be opportunity to consider a range of approaches to spiritual development based on the National Church of England Education Office report ‘Interpretations of spiritual development in the classroom.’

 

Bouverie Court

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May 2022

Tuesday 3 May 2022

New to RE Leadership Day 2

This is the second day of a 2-day training programme for those that are new to the role of Primary RE Subject Lead. Over the two days we will look at the role of the RE Lead and ways to help you plan for high quality RE in your school. It is essential that participants complete both days of training.

 

Bouverie Court

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Thursday 5 May 2022

Middle Leaders Training Programme Day 2

The second of a two day course to give middle leaders the right tools to fulfil their responsibilities and prepare their next improvement plan, taking full account of their own monitoring and school data. It is essential that participants complete both days of training.

 

Bouverie Court

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Tuesday 10 May 2022

Understanding Christianity: Salvation

This session will focus deeper on the theme of Salvation as explored in Understanding Christianity. This session will be led by Adam Robertson from RE Today.

Via Zoom

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Thursday 12 May 2022

Roles & Responsibilities of Church School Governors

What are the special feature of church school governance?  A session for new governors and those who have previously been governors looking at experiences and how you can develop your role.

 

Bouverie Court

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Monday 16 May 2022

RE: Assessment/Ofsted Research Review

How can school RE use the directions set by HMI’s RE report?  This session will be led by Lat Blaylock from RE Today.

Via Zoom

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Thursday 19 May 2022

Termly SIAMS Briefing

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

 

via Zoom

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June 2022

Tuesday 7 June 2022

Non-religion world views for KS1 and KS2

Ideas for great learning and progress: Non-religion world views including Humanism for KS1 and KS2. This session will be led by Lat Blaylock from RE Today.

Via Zoom

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Thursday 9 June 2022

Managing Challenging Conversations

When, how and why to have a difficult conversation.  The session will provide the skills you need and  improve your communication and listening skills.

 

Bouverie Court

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Monday 13 June 2022

Safeguarding for Governors

What is meant by safeguarding in school for new governors or for those who have not received training in recent years.  This will help them to understand school and governing body responsibilities.

 

Bouverie Court

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Thursday 16 June 2022

Headteachers' Conference: Happiness, Wellbeing, Resilience, Growing and Flourishing

Happiness, Wellbeing, Resilience, Growing and Flourishing

 

Dr Bill Mitchell, a highly experienced clinical psychologist, whose clinical work is about rebuilding resilience in people who have been temporarily ‘de-railed’ by complex life events, will address the theme of ‘Wellbeing and resilience’, encompassing:

-     identifying personal pressures

-     recognising early signs of not coping

-     the physiology of mental fitness

-     having helpful conversations.

Richard Crellin will speak about the Children’s Society ‘Good Childhood’ report, which is a vital tool for measuring the happiness and well-being of the children and young people; it is the only report of its kind that actually asks the questions directly to children and young people, rather than to their parents and carers, and is used to inform government policy. Ian Soars will share with us the support that Fegans (a leading UK charity supporting vulnerable children and families) gives and why it is important.  Chris Whttington will lead experiential workshop you will be introduced to meditation in the Christian tradition as a simple but radically effective path to greater peace, wellbeing and community.  Through a series of short talks and periods of practice, we’ll explore:

-     forming a new relationship with life with all that offers us and throws at us

-     establishing peace in ourselves so we can be places of peace for those around us

-     taking what we have encountered out into our daily life and places of work.

 

tbc

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Friday 17 June 2022

Going Deeper with SIAMS - Strand 3 Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy

This session for school leaders and leaders of Christian distinctiveness will explore ways in which schools can develop this strand across their school. A particular focus will be given to developing courageous advocacy with input from various organisations supporting schools in developing this.

Bouverie Court

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Tuesday 28 June 2022

Getting the Balance Right, an RE Event

We are delighted to welcome Gillian Georgiou from the Diocese of Lincoln to lead the day for us. The focus will be on developing activities that reflect the different approaches required to ensure high quality Religious Education in the Primary Classroom.

 

Bouverie Court

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Wednesday 29 June 2022

Roles & Responsibilities of Church School Governors

What are the special feature of church school governance?  A session for new governors and those who have previously been governors looking at experiences and how you can develop your role.

 

Via Zoom or at Bouverie Court

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