Events – Calendar

Apr
22
Wed
Cross Phase Modular Course @ St. Augustine's Parish Centre,
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Day Three of Three

This course is for those who have been teaching RE for 2 to 5 years, and primary RE Coordinators who have not yet completed this course.

Day One – Revelation – Teaching RE in a Catholic School

Day Two – Celebration – Sacramental life and prayer in a Catholic School

Day Three – Life of Christ – The distinctive nature of the school
(the fourth theme of Church will span across all three days)

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 as well as enhance subject knowledge. The course is suitable for primary staff and for 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.

Apr
25
Sat
Governor Refresher Training @ St Augustine's Parish Centre
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

For all governors who have been reappointed following completion of a term of office

This training session is the minimum requirement for all reappointed Governors to enable them to undertake their roles and responsibilities of governing a Catholic school effectively and appropriately. It revisits and updates what it means to be a Governor of a Catholic school and its distinctive nature.

Aims of the training are to:

  • refresh and revisit the role of a foundation governor or governor in a 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
  • share best practice
Apr
28
Tue
Programme for NQTs and those new to Catholic Education @ Clifton Cathedral - Apostle Room
Apr 28 @ 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.

Apr
29
Wed
Chaplaincy Day (Primary) @ St Dunstan's Parish Centre
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Guest Speaker: To be confirmed

This year 2020 will be the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1,600th anniversary of St. Jerome’s death.

These dates have motivated the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to make 2020 a year of focus on ‘The God who Speaks’.  We will be considering how, as Chaplains, we can promote and support this.

During the day we will aim to:

  • consider the programme in place for the year of Communion;
  • prepare for the new Section 48 system from a chaplaincy perspective;
  • explore new initiatives in chaplaincy.

Please come prepared to share examples of good practice and any initiatives which have worked within your school.

May
6
Wed
Chaplaincy Day (Secondary) @ Alexander House
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Guest Speaker: To be confirmed

This year 2020 will be the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1,600th anniversary of St. Jerome’s death.
These dates have motivated the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to make 2020 a year of focus on ‘The God who Speaks’. We will be considering how, as Chaplains, we can promote and support this.

During the day we will aim to:

  • consider the programme in place for the year of Communion;
  • prepare for the new Section 48 system from a chaplaincy perspective;
  • explore new initiatives in chaplaincy.

Please come prepared to share examples of good practice and any initiatives which have worked within your school.

May
16
Sat
CCRS for Teachers @ Alexander House
May 16 @ 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 who 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 choose 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 first module you must complete within five years. This academic year will consist of eight days in total, four days in school time and four on a Saturday.

You must attend each module and successfully complete an assignment. In this year we will consider:

  • The Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • The Person of Jesus
  • Theology of Inclusion
May
18
Mon
CCRS for Teachers @ Alexander House
May 18 @ 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 who 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 choose 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 first module you must complete within five years. This academic year will consist of eight days in total, four days in school time and four on a Saturday.

You must attend each module and successfully complete an assignment. In this year we will consider:

  • The Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • The Person of Jesus
  • Theology of Inclusion
Jun
4
Thu
Governor Induction Training @ Alexander House
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

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

Aims of the training are to:

  • provide Governors with a clear understanding of their role and responsibility;
  • 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
Jun
11
Thu
School Business Managers’ Forum @ St. Joseph's Catholic College
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This forum is for SBMs, SBLs and Bursars.

There will be an opportunity to discuss topical issues affecting school business management, as well as support by sharing best practice in school.

Each Forum will be followed by lunch.

Jun
17
Wed
Year 6 Leavers’ Mass – (for Aquinas, Dunstan, Emmaus and Samuel Partnerships) @ Clifton Cathedral
Jun 17 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Year 6 Pupils & Staff 

This is the annual celebration for all year 6 pupils moving on to the next phase of their education.  It is possibly the only time many of our children will visit the Cathedral or meet the Bishop something that those who attend really treasure.