Events – Calendar

Jun
3
Mon
CCRS for Teachers @ Alexander House
Jun 3 @ 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 Church,

Sacramental Life,

Christian Morality

and our specialist module will be Faith and Science.

Jun
6
Thu
Governor Induction Training @ St Augustine's Parish Centre
Jun 6 @ 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.

Jun
12
Wed
Primary Year 6 Leavers’ Mass @ Clifton Cathedral
Jun 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

This Mass is for the year 6 pupils who are moving onto secondary education.  Today pupils from he Aquinas, Dunstan, Emmaus and Samuel Partnerships will gather together for this annual celebration.  It is possibly the only time that many of our children will visit the Cathedral or meet the Bishop, something that those who attend, really treasure.

Jun
13
Thu
Primary Year 6 Leavers’ Mass @ Clifton Cathedral
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

This is an annual Mass for Year 6 pupils as they are preparing to move onto the next phase of their education.  Pupils from the Gloucestershire, Newman and Camino partnerships will join together for this joyous celebration.  It is possibly the only time that many of our children will visit the Cathedral or meet the Bishop, something that those who attend really treasure.

Jun
20
Thu
Aspiring Leaders Programme @ Alexander House
Jun 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Day 3 – Spirituality across the curriculum

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.

Jul
1
Mon
CCRS for Teachers (Catch-up Day) @ Alexander House
Jul 1 @ 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 Church,

Sacramental Life,

Christian Morality

and our specialist module will be Faith and Science.

Jul
5
Fri
Aspiring Leaders Programme @ The Marist Retreat Centre
Jul 5 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Day 4 of 4

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.

Oct
22
Tue
Education Mass @ Clifton Cathedral
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

For Primary and Secondary Head Teachers, Governors, Staff, Pupils and Parents

This Mass brings all our school community members together as a diocesan family.

During the Mass there will be an opportunity for a renewal of commitment to Catholic Education.

Refreshments will be available in the Apostle Room after Mass.