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September 2018

Wednesday 12 September 2018

The new Agreed Syllabus for RE Guidance for Church Schools FULL. SPACES ON 8/10/18 AT COTTINGHAM SCHOOL

This Network Meeting is open to all RE Subject Leaders
and teachers of RE in Church of England Primary Schools
and Academies within the Diocese of Peterborough.
The purpose of the session is to help Church Schools to
understand ways that they can meet the statutory
requirements of the new Agreed Syllabus for RE in
Northamptonshire, Rutland and Peterborough whilst still
fulfilling the expectations of the Church of England
Statement of Entitlement.


The guidance sent to schools from the Diocese in June will
be explained in more detail and questions and concerns
addressed.


Voluntary Aided Church Schools and Academies will also
hear about the exciting plans for additional guidance
planned for 2019.



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

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Thursday 27 September 2018

Cathedral Service for CofE Schools

Special commissioning and thanksgiving service for all Church of England schools in the Peterborough Diocese to be held at Peterborough Cathedral.  For pupils, headteachers, governors, incumbents and parishioners.

Peterborough Cathedral

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October 2018

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Understanding Christianity Day 1

A set of resources 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 completing 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

These include a handbook and units of work as well as a copy of the “Picturing Christianity” pack and a wall frieze showing the “Big Story” of the Bible. The resources will only be available to teachers who attend the training package. This has been stipulated by RE Today to ensure effective implementation.

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.  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 Wednesday 3 October 2018 from 9.30am – 3.30pm

Day 2 will be held on Monday 14 January 2019 from 9.30am – 3.30pm

Day 3 will be held on Thursday 2 May 2019 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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November 2018

Thursday 22 November 2018

Headteacher Briefing: Belonging, Learning and Believing

Termly Headteacher Briefing, on Belonging, Learning and Believing.  We will be joined by Professor Kathryn Riley, Professor of Urban Education form University College London and DancePoet TioMolina.

Professor Riley is an international scholar whose work bridges policy and practice. She began her work in education as a volunteer teacher in Eritrea and has taught in inner-city schools, held political office as a member of the of Inner London Education Authority, and been a local authority Chief Officer.   Kathryn's international experience includes heading up the World Bank's Efffective Schools and Teachers Group and projects with UNICEF and the OECD.  She has pioneered new approaches to research, including training young people to be researchers.  Her current work focuses on place and belonging, exploring how to bring schools and communities together, and harness the creativity and energy of leaders, students, staff and communities alike around common purpose.

TioMolina is a choreographer, poet, dancer and artistic director who trained in Cuba working as a dancer in Havana's renowned Tropicana.  His work embraces Cuban popular dance and contemporary & Afro-Cuban folk dance.  He has given workshops for the Royal Opera House, Hampstead School of Performing Arts and Greenwich Dance Agency.  His many collaborations include events with the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and the Round House.

TioMolina performs in English and Spanish and has a wider repertoire of poetry.  He is currently developing a new approach to poetry performance which fuses poetry with contemporary musical rhythms.

http://www.theartofpossibilities.org.uk

www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe-place-and-belonging-in-schools

Place, Belonging and School Leadership: Researching to make the difference (2017)

https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/place-belonging-and-school-leadership-9781474293013

Leadership of Place: Stories from the US, UK and South Africa (2013)

http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/leadership-of-place-9781441149114

 

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

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January 2019

Monday 14 January 2019

Understanding Christianity Day 2

A set of resources 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

These include a handbook and units of work as well as a copy of the “Picturing Christianity” pack and a wall frieze showing the “Big Story” of the Bible. The resources will only be available to teachers who attend the training package. This has been stipulated by RE Today to ensure effective implementation.

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.  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 Wednesday 3 October 2018 from 9.30am – 3.30pm

Day 2 will be held on Monday 14 January 2019 from 9.30am – 3.30pm

Day 3 will be held on Thursday 2 May 2019 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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Wednesday 23 January 2019

Promoting Religious Literacy through Balanced RE

This day course will explore what is meant by religious literacy and
the impact of this on creating a balanced curriculum and effective
pedagogy for Religious Education.


A range of practical strategies to help equip children to hold
balanced and well-informed conversations about religion and belief
will be shared. We will examine how understanding beliefs,
developing philosophical thinking and exploring the lived reality of
religion supports pupils in becoming critically aware, free-thinking
and compassionate adults.


About our trainer:
Kathryn Wright is an independent RE Adviser
working primarily for the Diocese of Norwich and
Culham St Gabriel’s Trust. She recently completed a
PhD researching the purpose of RE and pedagogical
approaches to the subject in Church of England
schools. She is a qualified SIAMS inspector and
assesses schools for the RE Quality Mark. She is a co
-opted member of the NATRE executive and has
recently become a member of the Religious
Education Council Board.

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

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February 2019

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Online-Safety for Today's World

  Online-Safety is a huge subject area .This 1-day course will cover a wide
scope of information. We will focus on:


*  A full update – keeping to the aspects of content, contact and conduct
and considering the main activities of children such as gaming, YouTube and
social media, you will be brought right up to date of the risks, issues and the
opportunities of the online lives of children. We will also cover emerging
issues in order that staff are brought right up to date.
*  Whole school approach – given the enormity, 1 or 2 people in school
cannot hope to cover everything when you consider governance,
curriculum, safeguarding, parental engagement etc. We will look at how a
whole school approach can help with this and devolve responsibilities over
a range of persons.
*  Parental engagement – arguably the most important and yet also a
frustration for many schools. Why is parental engagement around online
safety so difficult and what can we do that will increase that engagement?
*  Curriculum – many free resources that can help in the curriculum are
years out of date with negligible evidence of impact. What are the latest
good, up to date and free resources that you can use in the classroom that
will have a positive impact on behaviour and risk?


Our Trainer:
Alan Mackenzie is an independent Online-Safety consultant who has
specialised in the area of Online-Safety for over 11 years within education.
Speaking at hundreds of schools and conferences every year, Alan is
passionate about the positive and appropriate use of technology and the
huge benefits that can be realised through global connectivity and
collaboration; he believes that good digital skills are vital in order to help
children and young people embrace the wonderful opportunities whilst
mitigating the risks. This means not teaching with fear and scary stories, but
realistic advice, guidance and non-judgemental support.

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

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May 2019

Thursday 2 May 2019

Understanding Christianity Day 3

A set of resources 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

These include a handbook and units of work as well as a copy of the “Picturing Christianity” pack and a wall frieze showing the “Big Story” of the Bible. The resources will only be available to teachers who attend the training package. This has been stipulated by RE Today to ensure effective implementation.

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.  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 Wednesday 3 October 2018 from 9.30am – 3.30pm

Day 2 will be held on Monday 14 January 2019 from 9.30am – 3.30pm

Day 3 will be held on Thursday 2 May 2019 from 9.30am – 3.30pm

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

More info     Book online