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 2022-2023

An overview of our training provision for the summer term, by subject and date, is available below:

Courses by subject | PDF

Courses by date | PDF

Also available:

Courses for Governors | PDF

Courses on RE and CW | PDF

Details of courses for the Summer term:

Please click on the course title for more information. All courses will be via Zoom unless stated.

June 2023:

SIAMS: are you ready?

Wednesday 7 June 2023

Introducing the New RE Syllabus 2023 (church schools)

Tuesday 13 June 2023, 9.30am - 12.00pm

Annual RE Subject Leader Update

Wednesday 14 June 2023, 9.30am - 12.00pm

Leading a Church School: Part 2 

Wednesday 21 June 2023, 4.00 - 5.30pm

Annual RE Subject Leader Update (repeat)

Thursday 22 June 2023, 9.30am - 12.00pm

Spiritual Development in Primary Schools

Wednesday 28 June 2023, 9.30am - 12.00pm

Monitoring for Governors

Wednesday 28 June, 4.00 - 5.30pm

July 2023:

Courageous Advocacy

Thursday 6 July, 9.30am - 12.00pm

A wellbeing/resilience session for school heads and senior staff

Friday 7 July, 9.30am - 1.30pm

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

Forums 2022-2023

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.

This term's Heads' and Chairs' Forum have now taken place.  The next Forums will be in the autumn term and dates will follow shortly.

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

Admissions Forum

This is a new forum, which will be held in the autumn and spring terms and will provide an opportunity for those involved with school admissions to meet to discuss issues and be kept updated.

The date for the autumn term will follow shortly.

For any queries or to book on any of the above, 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 date for the autumn term will follow shortly.

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

Events 2022-2023

Diocesan Service of Celebration for Church Schools 

Our service takes place on Monday 19 June 2023 at 1.30pm at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS.  The theme for the service is Seeking Wisdom, Knowledge and Truth. Further information will follow.  If you have any queries, please contact Jacqui Studd.

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 took place on Wednesday 9 November 2022 at the Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds with 41 Headteachers, senior leaders and governors attending. Our keynote speaker was Dame Estelle Morris, who gave an overview of how the current education system has evolved. Pupils from Eyke CofE Primary played string instruments and sang in the cathedral itself and the Headteacher explained the school’s commitment to provide music for all pupils. The Headteacher at Ixworth CofE Primary outlined the school’s journey from its inadequate judgement to its recent good inspection outcome, and the central role of the school’s Christian vision and values.  Jane Sheat, DDE spoke about the DfE, the diocese and academies and Matt Fulford, founder of Inspired Efficiency spoke about energy saving and net zero. Matt works with the Church of England Education Office nationally. Gemma led our final session on schools’ Christian vision. 

The date for next year's Conference is Wednesday 1 November 2023.

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. Please see Church of England Foundation for Education NPQ page for further details and how to express an interest for future cohorts. 

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