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January 2019

Thursday 10 January 2019

Inspection Data Summary Reports

A learning journey to enable you to interpret your IDSR report confidently.  A step-by-step approach offers you the chance to apply your learning to your own report to help you understand your school's strengths and areas for further investigation.  This training takes the basic interpretation further by offering activities, guidance and advice on how to be precise in your analysis and subsequent monitoring and evaluation processes to ensure you have a strong understanding of the precise nature of your school's challenges.

It is vitally important that you download, print off and bring with you your own school's IDSR.

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

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Monday 14 January 2019

Understanding Christianity Day 2 FULL

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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Tuesday 15 January 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?  Questions answered.

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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Thursday 24 January 2019

Going Deeper with SIAMS Strands 3, 4 and 5

A workshop to delve deeper into the requirements of the new SIAMS schedule, focusing on Strands 3, 4 and 5.  Bring a laptop with the new SEF form downloaded on it.  Repeated on Tuesday 5 March at Oundle CE Primary School.

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

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Tuesday 29 January 2019

Safer Recruitment

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

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

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Wednesday 30 January 2019

Looked After Children in Schools: a guide to good policy and practice

A session specifically for all Designated Teachers for Looked After Children and those Previously Looked After.  Led by Sally Perkins, previously from NCC LAC team.  Session repeated in afternoon.

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

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Wednesday 30 January 2019

Looked After Children in Schools: a guide to good policy and practice

A session specifically for all Designated Teachers for Looked After Children and those Previously Looked After.  Led by Sally Perkins, previously from NCC LAC team.  Repeat of morning session.

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

More info     Book online


February 2019

Thursday 7 February 2019

Roles & Responsibilities of new Church School Governors

What are the special features of church school governance?  An introduction for all governors in church schools, and compulsory training for all foundation governors.

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

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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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Tuesday 12 February 2019

Managing Allegations

Guidance on managing allegations made against those working in schools including an understanding of duty of care.  Greater awareness of safer cultures in schools.  Led by Jill Sneddon.

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

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March 2019

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Going Deeper with SIAMS Strands 3, 4 and 5

A workshop to delve deeper into the requirements of the new SIAMS schedule, focusing on Strands 3, 4 and 5.  Bring a laptop with the new SEF form downloaded on it.  Repeat session from Thursday 24 January 2019 at Bouverie Court, Northampton.

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

More info     Book online


Tuesday 5 March 2019

Roles & Responsibilities of new Church School Governors

What are the special features of church school governance?  An introduction for all governors in church schools, and compulsory training for all foundation governors

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

More info     Book online


April 2019

Tuesday 2 April 2019

Understanding Religion and Belief

This course will address practical ways of learning about and from key concepts in Islam, Buddhism and Judaism.  It will improve subject knowledge and build confidence in tackling challenging topics.  Participants will eave with new resources and ideas to support creative, visual, active and enquiry-based learning.

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

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Tuesday 30 April 2019

Going Deeper with SIAMS Strands 6 and 7

A workshop to delve deeper into the requirements of the new SIAMS schedule, focusing on Strands 6 and 7.  Bring a laptop with the new SEF form downloaded on it. Session to be repeated at Oundle CE Primary School on 27 June,.

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

More info     Book online


May 2019

Thursday 2 May 2019

Understanding Christianity Day 3 FULL

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


Thursday 9 May 2019

Collective Worship: inclusive, invitational and inspiring?

How can we ensure that the worship experiences we provide meet the three 'I's?  Good practice examples of school worship that really is inclusive, invitational and inspiring.

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

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Tuesday 21 May 2019

Roles & Responsibilities of new Church School Governors

What are the special features of church school governance?  An introduction for all governors in church schools, and compulsory training for all foundation governors.

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

More info     Book online


June 2019

Friday 7 June 2019

Launch of the Peterborough Diocese new RE Syllabus

Limited to 1 attendee per school.

Kettering Park Hotel, Kettering Parkway, NN15 6XT

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Wednesday 12 June 2019

Roles & Responsibilities of new Church School Governors

What are the special features of church school governance?  An introduction for all governors in church schools, and compulsory training for all foundation governors.

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

More info     Book online


Wednesday 26 June 2019

Mental Health First Aid for Schools

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.  The course includes a copy of the MHFA manual.

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

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Thursday 27 June 2019

Going Deeper with SIAMS Strands 6 and 7

A workshop to delve deeper into the requirements of the new SIAMS schedule, focusing on Strands 6 and 7.  Bring a laptop with the new SEF form downloaded on it.  Repeat session from 30 April at Bouverie Court, Northampton.

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

More info     Book online