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 2023-2024

An overview of our training provision for 2023-2024, 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 - all via Zoom unless stated

June 2024

Annual RE Subject Leader Update

Wednesday 26 June, 9.30am - 12.00pm 

Monitoring for Governors

Thursday 27 June, 4.00 - 5.30pm

July 2024

Wellbeing event for Headteachers and senior staff

Friday 5 July, 10.00am - 1.30pm at the Thomas Clarkson Centre, BSE
Spiritual Development in Primary Schools Tuesday 2 July, 9.30am - 12.00pm

Forums 2023-2024

Headteachers' Forum

The Forum is held termly and aims to provide an opportunity for Heads to meet to discuss issues and challenges in schools.  This term's Forum was held on Tuesday 30 April 2024.  The date for the termly meetings in 2024-25 will follow shortly. 

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

Chairs of Governors Forum

The Forum is held termly and aims to provide an opportunity for Chairs to meet to discuss issues and challenges in schools. This term's Forum was held on Wednesday 13 March 2024.  The date for the summer term is Monday 1 July 2024 at 4.00pm via Zoom.

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

Admissions Forum

This forum is usually held in the autumn and spring terms and provides an opportunity for those involved with school admissions to meet to discuss issues and be kept updated.  Nex Forum will be autumn 2024, date to follow.

or any queries on admissions, 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.  This term's Forum was held on Monday 12 February. The next Forum will be on Monday 24 June 2024 at 4.00pm via Zoom.

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

Events 2023-2024

Annual Church School Leaders' Conference

A highlight of our year is our annual church school leaders’ conference for Headteachers, Deputies, Chairs and Governors. The date for the next Conference is Wednesday 6 November 2024.  More details to follow. 

Last year's conference took place on Wednesday 1 November 2023 at the Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds with 46 Headteachers, senior leaders and governors attending. Our keynote speaker was Dr Margaret James, who gave an overview of  SIAMS inspections and the new framework. Gemma Taylor gave an insight into the context and theology of a rooted christian vision and the Headteacher at Barnham CEVCP spoke about a curriculum full of vision.  In the afternoon, Professor Jim Walters, London School of Economics spoke about leading church schools in times of cultural conflict, Elizabeth Olulari, Church of England talked about developing an approach to racial justice and Alex Green, Ashden led our final session on Understanding the crisis, responsibility and opportunity of climate action in your schools.

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

Diocesan Service of Celebration for Church Schools 

This year's service, with the theme Hope and Aspiration, took place on Monday 17 June 2024 at the Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds.  The date for next year will follow shortly.

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