Events – Calendar

Nov
15
Thu
Chaplaincy Day @ St Dunstan's Parish Centre
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

This training is facilitated over three days.  It is for staff and clergy who have responsibility for leading or supporting chaplaincy in any phase.

Governor Induction Training @ St Augustine's Parish Centre
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 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.

Nov
19
Mon
Aspiring Leaders Programme @ Alexander House
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Day 1 – Introduction

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 for the pupils in their 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 aims of the course are 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.  Please see Declaration of Interest for Applicants  on the school.cliftondiocese.com website under courses.

NB:  Failure to complete the full course will still incur the full costs.

 

 

Nov
30
Fri
Commissioning of Chaplaincy Teams @ Clifton Cathedral
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Commissioning of Chaplaincy Teams

During this event Bishop Declan will commission all pupil members of Chaplaincy Teams (secondary and primary) for the coming year.

New members of the Chaplaincy Teams will be presented with their badges.

In addition, those students who may not be members of the Chaplaincy Team but, who have already achieved the Platinum Award for Leaders in Faith, will be presented with their awards by Bishop Declan.

Closing date for bookings – 27 October

Jan
19
Sat
CCRS for Teachers @ Alexander House
Jan 19 @ 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.

Jan
21
Mon
CCRS for Teachers @ Alexander House
Jan 21 @ 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.

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.