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 next academic year, by subject and date is available below:

Courses by subject | PDF

Courses by date | PDF

Details of upcoming courses for the Autumn term
Please click on the course title for more information. All courses will be via Zoom unless stated.

October 2022:

Inspirational Collective Worship Wednesday 5 October,  9.30am - 12.00pm
Effective Headteacher Performance Management Thursday 6 October, 4.00 - 5.30pm
Collective Worship and RE for Foundation Governors Tuesday 11 October,  9.30am - 12.00pm
Leading a Church School for Heads and aspiring Heads: Part One Tuesday 11 October, 4.00 - 5.30pm
Diving Deeper in RE Tuesday 18 October,  9.30am - 12.00pm
Headteacher Recruitment Tuesday 18 October, 4.00 - 5.30pm
Administrators Wellbeing session Thursday 20 October, 12.00 - 3.30pm - further information to follow

November 2022:

SEND for Governors Tuesday 1 November, 4.00 - 5.30pm
Assessment in RE Thursday 3 November,  9.30am - 12.00pm
Governors Wellbeing session Friday 4 November, 12.00 - 3.30pm - further information to follow
Assessment for Governors Wednesday 16 November, 4.00 - 5.30pm
Spiritual Development in primary schools Wednesday 23 November,  9.30am - 12.00pm
SIAMS: are you ready? Monday 28 November, 9.30am - 3.30pm (TBC)
Courageous Advocacy Tuesday 29 November,  9.30am - 12.00pm

December 2022:

Monitoring for Governors Wednesday 7 December, 4.00 - 5.30pm

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.

Heads' Forums are due to take place on the following dates at 1.30pm via Zoom:

  • Wednesday 21 September
  • Wednesday 18 January 2023
  • Tuesday 25 April 2023

Chairs' Forum are due to take place on the following dates at 4.00pm via Zoom:

  • Wednesday 15 March 2023
  • Tuesday 16 May 2023

On Wednesday 30 November, 4.00pm, there will be a session on academisation for Heads and Governors. This will discuss the implications of the White Paper in relation to full academisation by 2030. 

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 termly and will provide an opportunity for those involved with school admissions to meet to discuss issues and be kept updated.

The first Forum will take place on Thursday 29 September, 4.00 - 5.00pm via Zoom.

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. 

Small Schools Forums are due to take place on the following dates at 4.00pm via Zoom:

  • Monday 10 October 2022
  • Monday 27 February 2023
  • Monday 12 June 2023

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

Events 2022-2023

Diocesan Service of Celebration for Church Schools 

Details for next year's service on Monday 19 June 2023 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 at the Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds.  Our keynote speaker will be Dame Estelle Morris who will provide an expert perspective on education, as former Secretary of State for Education and a member of the House of Lords. Matt Fulford from Inspired Efficiency will also be speaking about how to reduce our carbon emissions. For details of the conference programme and how to book, please click here

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. Applications for programmes due to start in the autumn 2022 are now open. Please see Church of England Foundation for Education NPQ page for further details.  Deadline for applications is 16 October 2022.

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