Training and Events


Our courses – and we run about forty every year focus around those aspects of education that are distinctive within a Church school setting. 

Please see below for further details about our training provision, Forums and Events planned for this academic year as well as details about National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) on offer.

Courses 2021-2022

For an overview of our training provision for the summer term, please click here

Details of upcoming courses for the Summer term.  All courses are 9.30am - 12.00pm unless stated and via Zoom

Leading a Church School: Part 3 for Heads and Governors  - Tuesday 7 June, 4.00 - 5.30pm

Annual RE Subject Leader Update - Wednesday 8 June

Diving Deeper in RE - Wednesday 15 June

Assessment in RE - Tuesday 21 June

HLTA Forum - Thursday 23 June

Monitoring for Governors - Wednesday 29 June, 4.00 - 5.30pm

Spiritual Development in Primary Schools - Thursday 30 June

Wellbeing events for Headteachers, Administrators and Governors - further information to follow.

For any queries or bookings, please contact Jacqui Studd, tel:01473 298570.

Forums 2021-2022

Headteachers' Forum / Chairs of Governors Forum

The Forums, held termly, aim to provide an opportunity for Heads and Chairs of Governors to meet to discuss issues and challenges in schools.

The next Chairs of Governor Forums is Tuesday 24 May at 4pm via Zoom.

The Headteachers' Forum was held on Tuesday 17 May.  A date for the next Forum, to be held in the autumn term, will be advised in due coure.

For any queries or to book, please contact Jacqui Studd, tel:01473 298570.

Small Schools Forum

This Forum is aimed at Heads, Chairs and Governors in small schools and meets termly.  The next Forum will take place on Monday 13 June 2022 at 4pm via Zoom.

For any queries or to book, please contact Jacqui Studd, tel:01473 298570.

Events 2021-2022

Diocesan Service of Celebration for Church Schools 

Our annual Diocesan Service of Celebration for Church Schools took place on Sunday 3 October with the theme "I am the Resurrection and the Life".  Details for next year's service will follow in due course.

Annual Church School Leaders' Conference

A highlight of our year is our annual church school leaders’ conference for Headteachers, Deputies, Chairs and Governors. This year's conference will take place on Wednesday 9 November 2022.  Further details will follow.

This year's conference took place on Wednesday 3 November 2021 via Zoom. The theme was Flourishing together and a programme can be viewed here.  

Over 40 delegates heard presentations from Charlie Green, Suffolk Mind on Looking after our wellbeing - the importance of emotional health for leaders; Elizabeth Howat, Archbishop of York Youth Trust on developing leadership in pupils; and Debbie Bennett on the Suffolk Children's University. East Bergholt CEVCP School presented on the school's experience of co-headship; and St Margaret's CEVAP School, Ipswich presented on the recovery curriculum and national wellbeing award. 

Last year, instead of a whole day in person, we held a half day on Wednesday 18 November 2020 via Zoom.  Over 40 delegates heard presentations from the Rt Revd Dr Mike Harrison, Bishop of Dunwich on Who are we? Why are we here? How then shall we live? A Christian perspective; and Charlie Green, Suffolk Mind. on Mental health - how we can better look after ourselves and those around us. 

For any queries about our courses or events, please contact Jacqui Studd.

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

On 13 October, the DfE announced that it will fully fund all NPQ programmes.  The deadline for applications for programmes due to start in February has now closed. Please see Department for Education and Church of England Foundation for Education NPQ page for further details.


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