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November 2019

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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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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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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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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January 2020

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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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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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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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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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 (morning)

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 (afternoon)

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

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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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

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

Tuesday 9 June 2020

Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children: All you need to know (morning)

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 (afternoon)

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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