Events – Calendar

Jan
23
Wed
Chaplaincy Day @ St Augustine's Parish Centre
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The training is for staff and clergy with responsibility for leading or supporting chaplaincy in the primary phase.

Jan
28
Mon
Chaplaincy Day @ Alexander House
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

A day for Secondary School Chaplains

Feb
4
Mon
Secondary Heads of RE Conference @ Alexander House,
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Day 2 will focus on KS3 and Sixth Form RE

Feb
6
Wed
Cross Phase Modular Course Day 1 of 3 @ St Augustine's Parish Centre
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

A programme designed to develop and support teachers in their theological and practical RE knowledge.  The course takes the four major documents of Vatican II, as outlined in the ‘Revised Curriculum Directory’ and considers their implication both for teaching and the life of the school.  It aims to be practical and enhance subject knowledge.  The course is suitable for primary staff and secondary teachers teaching in RE who may not hold a formal qualification in RE or who may wish to deepen their understanding of Catholic thought and theology.

Closing date for bookings: 19 January 2019.

Feb
11
Mon
Training for Clerks to Governors @ Alexander House
Feb 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Facilitator: Bill McEntee

Aims of the training are to:

  • provide an understanding of the purpose of Catholic education;
  • understand the role of the foundation governor;
  • understand the legislation relating to managing a faith based school and support the clerking of a Catholic board of governors.

There is an expectation that all clerks will have attended this training within 2 years of their appointment.

Mar
2
Sat
CCRS for Teachers @ Alexander House
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) is managed and awarded by the Board of Religious Studies on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference.
It was introduced in 1991 to replace its predecessors, The Catholic Teachers’ Certificate and the Certificate in Religious Education. Any teacher who is, or wishes to be involved in Catholic Education may apply for the course.
The Certificate is normally acquired over two years with a maximum of five years’ study. The diocese will offer four modules a year on a two year cycle. Each year will consist of three core modules and a specialist module. You may chose to do four modules per year to complete the course over two years or you may space it out over a longer period if you wish. Once you begin, the final module must be complete within five years. This academic year will consist of eight days in total with four days in school time and four days on a Saturday.
You must attend each module and successfully complete an assignment . In this year we will consider:
The Old Testament,
The New Testament,
The Person of Jesus
and our specialist module will be Theology of Inclusion.

Mar
4
Mon
CCRS for Teachers @ Alexander House
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) is managed and awarded by the Board of Religious Studies on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference.
It was introduced in 1991 to replace its predecessors, The Catholic Teachers’ Certificate and the Certificate in Religious Education. Any teacher who is, or wishes to be involved in Catholic Education may apply for the course.
The Certificate is normally acquired over two years with a maximum of five years’ study. The diocese will offer four modules a year on a two year cycle. Each year will consist of three core modules and a specialist module. You may chose to do four modules per year to complete the course over two years or you may space it out over a longer period if you wish. Once you begin, the final module must be complete within five years. This academic year will consist of eight days in total with four days in school time and four days on a Saturday.
You must attend each module and successfully complete an assignment . In this year we will consider:
The Old Testament,
The New Testament,
The Person of Jesus
and our specialist module will be Theology of Inclusion.

Mar
9
Sat
Governor Induction Training @ St Augustine's Parish Centre
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Facilitator: Bill McEntee

This training session is for all newly appointed foundation governors to enable them to undertake their roles and responsibilities effectively. The training will explore what it means to be a governor of a Catholic school and its distinctive nature.

Non foundation governors are encouraged to attend in order to support them in their role as a member of a Catholic school governing body.

Mar
12
Tue
Senior Leadership Retreat Day @ Ammerdown Retreat Centre
Mar 12 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Retreat Day for Heads and other members of the SLT

Guest Speaker:  Susan Kambalu, CAFOD

This day is an opportunity for Senior Leaders to consider and nurture their own spirituality and their formation in faith.  We  hope it will be both inspiring and reflective.

More details available later

 

Mar
13
Wed
Primary RE Day @ St Dunstan's Parish Centre
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Day 2

Teaching other faiths in Catholic schools

This day will follow the pattern of last year’s day exploring Hinduism during the morning session.  The afternoon will be devoted to moderation as we implement the new outcomes in RE.

The aim of the course is to

  • explore why as Catholic schools it is essential we teach other faiths’
  • develop one’s knowledge and understanding of two other faiths;
  • consider what resources are available to support teaching and learning;
  • share practice.