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February 2020

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

Tuesday 3 March 2020

Archbishop of York Youth Trust Young Leaders Award for Primary Schools

An information event for school leaders interested in developing leadership and character in the classroom at both KS1 and KS2.

The Young Leaders Award is a fully resourced leadership and character education programme, designed by the Archbishop of York Youth Trust, to be delivered by teaching staff within the classroom.  The Award has empowered over 92,000 pupils from 770 schools to learn and practice key leadership skills and character virtues and to transform their communities through social action.  The YLA has clear links to SMSC, British Values, PSHE, Character Education, Citizenship, RE and SIAMS.

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

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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: Teaching About Judaism

This event will focus on Judaism jointly led by Lesley Pollard and Jo Elijah.  They will be teaching about the Key Concepts of Judaism.

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.

Kerry Palmer 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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