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    Mar
    2
    Sat
    CCRS for teachers – ‘Person of Jesus’ Part 1 – Virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams
    Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

    Person of Jesus – Part 1 – online 

    The CCRS is normally acquired over two years, with a maximum of five years’ study.  The diocese offers four modules a year on a two-year cycle.  Each year will consist of three core modules and a specialist module.  You may choose to do four modules per year to complete the course over two years or you may space it out over a longer period.  Once you begin your first module you must complete the course within five years.  This academic year will consist of 8 days in total with four days in school time (9.30 am to 3.30 pm) and four days on a Saturday (10 am to 12.30 pm).

    To gain accreditation you must attend each module and successfully complete an assignment.

    This year we will consider:  Old Testament, New Testament, Person of Jesus and the specialist module will be Theology of Inclusion.  You are welcome to attend the sessions without seeking accreditation through the submission of essays.

    ‘Person of Jesus’ module – £75 for Parts 1 and 2

     

    Governor Induction Training – Virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams
    Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

    Target Audience:      All Governors in their first term of office

    Facilitator:                Bill McEntee, Governance Officer

    This training session 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.

    It would also benefit non-foundation governors who are also encouraged to attend to help support them in their role as a member of a Catholic school governing body.

    Aims of the Training

    To:

    • provide Governors with a clear understanding of their role and responsibility;
    • inform Governors of the expectations of being the Bishop’s representative on a governing body;
    • develop Governors’ understanding of how to govern a Catholic school;
    • support Governors’ knowledge and understanding of the legal differences of governing a Catholic school and a non-denominational school.
    Mar
    4
    Mon
    CCRS for teachers ‘Person of Jesus’ Part 2 @ Alexander House @ Alexander House
    Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Person of Jesus – Part 2 @ Alexander House 

    The CCRS is normally acquired over two years, with a maximum of five years’ study.  The diocese offers four modules a year on a two-year cycle.  Each year will consist of three core modules and a specialist module.  You may choose to do four modules per year to complete the course over two years or you may space it out over a longer period.  Once you begin your first module you must complete the course within five years.  This academic year will consist of 8 days in total with four days in school time (9.30 am to 3.30 pm) and four days on a Saturday (10 am to 12.30 pm).

    To gain accreditation you must attend each module and successfully complete an assignment.

    This year we will consider:  Old Testament, New Testament, Person of Jesus and the specialist module will be Theology of Inclusion.  You are welcome to attend the sessions without seeking accreditation through the submission of essays.

    ‘Person of Jesus’ module – £75 for Parts 1 and 2.

    Mar
    8
    Fri
    Secondary Heads of RE Conference @ St Bede's Catholic College
    Mar 8 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Target Audience:      Secondary Department Heads of RE

    Facilitator:     Louise White, RE Adviser

    Day 2:            RE Directory Planning for Year 8

    • To consider different approaches to the implementation of the RED.
    • To collaborate on the development of schemes of work, planning engaging lessons and sharing resources.
    • Department Heads of RE will be informed of new initiatives and resources that will enhance RE in their school.
    • Department Heads of RE will have the opportunity to network and share good practice.
    Mar
    13
    Wed
    Cross Phase Modular – Day 2 @ Alexander House
    Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Day 2 of 3.

    This course runs over three days and 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.  The Bishop requires that all RE Co-ordinators in post will acquire this qualification within two years of their appointment.

    Theme for Day Two – Celebration – Sacramental life and prayer in a Catholic school.

    The fourth theme of Church will span across all three days.

    Further information is available in the CPD booklet of courses on our website.

    Mar
    14
    Thu
    Primary RE Update @ St Dunstan's Parish Hall
    Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Target audience:       All Primary RE Co-ordinators

    Facilitator:                Louise White, RE Adviser

    Day 2:                       Teaching other faiths in the RE Curriculum – Judaism

    Speaker:                  Dr. Iris Segall, Bristol & West Progressive Jewish Congregation

    Dr. Iris Segall is a native of Israel and a member of the Bristol Progressive Synagogue. Although Iris studied engineering, she regularly delivers educational sessions as well as training on Judaism.  Dr. Segal will speak about the spectrum within Jewish observance, Shabbat, the Torah, and the Synagogue. Living Judaism: traditions, festivals, and their relevance in today’s world.

    Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

    Mar
    18
    Mon
    New RE Directory (RED) – Branch 5, End of the Earth for EYFS – online
    Mar 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Mar
    20
    Wed
    Aspiring Leaders – Day 2 (Presentation of Project) – CANCELLED
    Mar 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Target Audience:      Senior Leaders 

    Facilitators:             Mary Cox, Director of Schools & Colleges, Louise White, RE Adviser and Sr Judith Russi (Day 5)

    The programme consists of five 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 one of the Diocese’s Multi-Academy Trust schools to evaluate the leadership characteristics and leadership strategies needed to successfully lead a Catholic school.

    Aims of the Course

    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 Head Teacher who should complete a Declaration of Interest for Applicants form which can be downloaded from here: https://schools.cliftondiocese.com/courses.

    Mar
    21
    Thu
    New RE Directory (RED) – Branch 5, End of the Earth for Year 3 – online
    Mar 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Apr
    18
    Thu
    Chaplaincy Day for Secondary Schools @ Alexander House
    Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Speaker: TBC

    Apr
    23
    Tue
    Chaplaincy Day for Primary Schools @ St Dunstan's Parish Hall
    Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Chaplaincy Day for Primary Schools

    Day 2:                              CST in the primary curriculum

    Speaker:                          Beth Friary, CAFOD

    This session will look at Catholic Social Teaching and how it is an inherent part of the Catholic life and mission of the school. Making links with key documents such as the RE Directory and the Inspection Framework. the session will include tools, activities and printed resources to take back to school and implement straight away, inspiring and supporting the living out of CST for the whole school community.

    Beth Friery is the CAFOD’s Primary CPD Coordinator on the Education Team. She has been delivering CPD for CAFOD in locations across England and Wales for six years, inspiring teachers and their pupils to work for global justice and to act in solidarity for the common good. She was part of the writing group for the new RE Directory. Before working at CAFOD, Beth was a primary teacher, RE Coordinator, and lay chaplain, with specialisms in Early Years education and music. With Catholic social teaching at the heart of CAFOD’s work, Beth works with schools, dioceses, MATs and Senior Leadership Conferences to embed Catholic Social Teaching within the Catholic life and mission of the school.

    Apr
    24
    Wed
    Cross Phase Modular – Day 3 @ Alexander House
    Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Day 3 of 3.

    This course runs over three days and 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.  The Bishop requires that all RE Co-ordinators in post will acquire this qualification within two years of their appointment.

    Theme for Day Three – Life of Christ – The distinctive nature of the school.

    The fourth theme of Church will span across all three days.

    Further information is available in the CPD booklet of courses on our website.

    May
    9
    Thu
    Governor Refresher Training – Virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams
    May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    Target Audience:      All Governors who have been reappointed for another term of office & Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Directors.

    Facilitator:                Bill McEntee, Governance Officer

    This training session is the minimum requirement for all re-appointed Foundation Governors and new MAT Directors to enable them to undertake their roles and responsibilities of governing a Catholic school / MAT effectively and appropriately.  It is more in-depth than the induction session and it revisits and updates what it means to be a Governor of a Catholic school. It focuses on the distinctive nature of a Catholic school / trust and the expectations of being the Bishop’s representative on a governing body / board of directors.

    It would also benefit non-foundation governors who are also encouraged to attend to support them in their role as a member of a Catholic school governing body.

    Aims of the Training

    To:

    • refresh and revisit the role of a foundation governor or director within the Catholic school / trust;
    • remind Governors / directors of the expectations of being the Bishop’s representative on a governing body / board of directors;
    • bring re-appointed governors up to date with any new directives or requirements;
    • explore and discuss strategies for monitoring the Catholicity of their schools;
    • share best practice.
    May
    16
    Thu
    Aspiring Leaders – Day 3 ‘Spirituality Across the Curriculum’ – CANCELLED
    May 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Target Audience:      Senior Leaders 

    Facilitators:             Mary Cox, Director of Schools & Colleges, Louise White, RE Adviser and Sr Judith Russi (Day 5)

    The programme consists of five 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 one of the Diocese’s Multi-Academy Trust schools to evaluate the leadership characteristics and leadership strategies needed to successfully lead a Catholic school.

    Aims of the Course

    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 Head Teacher who should complete a Declaration of Interest for Applicants form which can be downloaded from here: https://schools.cliftondiocese.com/courses.

    May
    18
    Sat
    Admissions Training for Governors – Virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams
    May 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

    Target Audience:      All Governors, Directors, Clerks / Governance Leads/Professionals and staff involved in school admissions.

    Facilitator:                Bill McEntee, Governance Officer

    This training is to help Governors, Directors, Clerks, Governance Leads/Professionals and staff gain an understanding of the legal and Bishop’s requirements for considering In-Year applications, ranking new intake applications, and determining admission arrangements all in accordance with legislation.

    Aims of the Training

    To:

    • provide guidance on some of the legal requirement of the School Admissions Code.
    • provide guidance on the processes for considering in-year applications.
    • provide guidance on the ranking of new intake applications.
    • provide guidance on oversubscription criteria and the process for determining admission arrangements in accordance with the Bishop’s requirement and legislation.

    The cost of this training will be charged to your school.

    May
    21
    Tue
    New RE Directory (RED) – Branch 6, Dialogue and Encounter for EYFS – online
    May 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    May
    22
    Wed
    New RE Directory – Branch 6, Dialogue and Encounter for Year 3 – online
    May 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Jun
    4
    Tue
    Aspiring Leaders – Day 4 (Visit to Multi-Academy Trust school) – CANCELLED
    Jun 4 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Target Audience:      Senior Leaders 

    Facilitators:             Mary Cox, Director of Schools & Colleges, Louise White, RE Adviser and Sr Judith Russi (Day 5)

    The programme consists of five 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 one of the Diocese’s Multi-Academy Trust schools to evaluate the leadership characteristics and leadership strategies needed to successfully lead a Catholic school.

    Aims of the Course

    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 Head Teacher who should complete a Declaration of Interest for Applicants form which can be downloaded from here: https://schools.cliftondiocese.com/courses.

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