Events – Calendar

Mar
20
Wed
Cross Phase Modular Course Day 2 of 3 @ St Augustine's Parish Centre
Mar 20 @ 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.

Mar
26
Tue
Aspiring Leaders Programme @ Alexander House
Mar 26 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Day 2 – 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 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.

Mar
28
Thu
Chaplaincy Day @ Alexander House
Mar 28 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

A day for Secondary School Chaplains

Apr
27
Sat
Governor refresher training @ St Augustine's Parish Centre
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Facilitator: Bill McEntee

For re-appointed Governors

This training is to:

  • refresh and revisit the role of a foundation governor or governor within the Catholic school;
  • bring reappointed governors up to date with any new directives or requirements;
  • explore and discuss strategies for monitoring the Catholicity of their schools;
  • to share practice.
May
1
Wed
Cross Phase Modular Course Day 3 of 3 @ St Augustine's Parish Centre
May 1 @ 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.

May
2
Thu
Programme for NQTs and those new to Catholic Education @ Clifton Cathedral
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

DAY TWO OF TWO

A two-day programme aimed at providing teachers with an overview of what is meant by the ‘distinctive nature of the Catholic School’ and how to ensure quality RE provision and spirituality across the curriculum.

The programme is facilitated over two days to provide an induction and then address or deepen knowledge and understanding as their year comes to a close.

May
8
Wed
Chaplaincy Day @ St Augustine's Parish Centre
May 8 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Details to be confirmed.

May
18
Sat
CCRS for Teachers @ Alexander House
May 18 @ 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.

May
20
Mon
CCRS for Teachers @ Alexander House
May 20 @ 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.

Jun
5
Wed
Primary RE Day @ St Augustine's Parish Centre
Jun 5 @ 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.