Events – Calendar

    Jan
    26
    Wed
    Programme for those new to Catholic Education (Part 2) @ Virtual
    Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Day 2

    For primary colleagues only

    Quality RE – Assessment and Spirituality across the curriculum.

    Feb
    2
    Wed
    Cross Phase Modular Course @ St Augustine's Parish Centre
    Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

    This course is aimed at those who have been teaching RE for 2 to 5 years and primary RE Co-ordinators who have not yet completed this course.  (NB It is is a requirement by the Bishop that all RE Co-ordinators in post will have acquired this qualification within two years of their appointment.)

    Day One of Three

    Revelation – Teaching RE in a Catholic School

    The programme is 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.

     

    Feb
    8
    Tue
    Clerk to Governors Training @ virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams
    Feb 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

    Target Audience: Clerks to Governors of Catholic Schools

    Facilitator: Bill McEntee

    This session is to support both new and experienced clerks.

    Aims of the session are to:

    • provide an understanding of the purpose of Catholic education
    • understand the role of the foundation governor and
    • understand the legislation relating to managing a Catholic school and support the clerking of the governing body of your school

    There is an expectation that all clerks will regularly undertake this training.

    The cost of the training will be charged to the school.

    Mar
    5
    Sat
    Governor Induction Training @ Virtual via Microsoft Teams
    Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

    For Newly Appointed Governors

    Facilitator:  Bill McEntee

    This training is the minimum requirement for all newly appointed Foundation Governors to enable them to undertake their roles and responsibilities of governing a Catholic school effectively and appropriately.  It will explore what it means to be a Governor of a Catholic school and its distinctive nature, and the expectations of being the Bishop’s representative on a governing body.

    Non Foundation Governors are also encouraged to attend to support them in their role as a member of a Catholic school governing body.

    N.B.  The costs of this training will be charged to the school. 

    Mar
    12
    Sat
    CCRS for Teachers @ Alexander House
    Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

    Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS)

    The 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 who wishes to be involved in Catholic Education may apply for the course.

    More information is available in our CPD booklet available – here

    This session is on The Person of Jesus.

    Mar
    14
    Mon
    CCRS for teachers @ Alexander House
    Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS)

    The 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 who wishes to be involved in Catholic Education may apply for the course.

    More information is available in our CPD booklet available – here

    This session is on The Person of Jesus.

    Mar
    16
    Wed
    Cross Phase Modular Course @ St Augustine's Parish Centre
    Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Day Two of the Cross Phase Modular Course

    Target Audience – those who have been teaching RE for 2 to 5 years, and primary RE co-ordinators who have not yet completed this course. (It is a requirement by the Bishop that all RE Co-ordinators in post will have acquired this qualification within two years of their appointment.)

    Facilitator:  Louise White

    Speaker:  Ann Fowler

    Day Two – Celebration:  Sacramental life and prayer in a Catholic school

    Mar
    21
    Mon
    Aspiring Leaders Programme @ Alexander House
    Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Day 2 of 4

    Project

    The programme consists of four face-to-face training days related to leadership of a Catholic school, together with the completion of a school-based project to enhance the Catholic life/Religious Education in your school.  It also involves a visit to another Catholic school to evaluate the leadership characteristics and leadership strategies needed to successfully lead a Catholic school.

    The aim of the course is to:

    • develop an insight into the complexities of leading a Catholic school;
    • identify and develop the necessary skills required for senior leadership positions;
    • develop strategic planning through the leading of a whole school development project;
    • support the process of succession planning

    Those interested must acquire support and be recommended by their Headteacher who should complete a Declaration of Interest for Applicants form, which can be downloaded from here 

    N.B.  Failure to complete the full course will still incur the full costs

    Apr
    6
    Wed
    New Section 48 Inspection update for Headteachers @ St Augustine's Parish Centre
    Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Target Audience

    • Senior Leaders
    • RE Heads of Department and Co-ordinators
    • Chairs of Governors and/or RE Link Governors

    Aim of the session is to examine diocesan expectations of the new national inspection 48 process.

    Facilitators:  Colleen Collett & Louise White

    There are two sessions a morning one, and an afternoon one.  Please ensure you indicate which session you will be attending on the online booking form.

     

    New Section 48 Inspection update for Headteachers @ St Augustine's Parish Centre
    Apr 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Target Audience

    • Senior Leaders
    • RE Heads of Department and Co-ordinators
    • Chairs of Governors and/or RE Link Governors

    Aim of the session is to examine diocesan expectations of the new national inspection 48 process.

    Facilitators:  Colleen Collett & Louise White

    There are two sessions a morning one, and an afternoon one.  Please ensure you indicate which session you will be attending on the online booking form.