CPD & Training

Please find event details and links to each booking form below:

Church School Headteacher and Senior Leader Conference 2018
Thursday 22nd – Friday 23rd November 2018 - The Park Royal Hotel, Stretton, Warrington, WA4 4NS
(with option of day only on 23rd November)
This year’s conference is an opportunity for our church school leaders to explore Brave Leadership in all its contexts.
With guest speakers Will Ryan, Bishop Stephen Cottrell (Bishop of Chelmsford) and Bishop Libby Lane (Bishop of Stockport)
Please click here for full details and to access the booking form

NEW SIAMS Framework Training for Headteachers and Governors
These training sessions are to inform headteachers and governors on what to expect from the new SIAMS Framework which comes into effect on 01/09/2018. The training is FREE and will take place at Church House. Please note that the headteacher training and governor training will take place on different dates.
To access the booking forms and for details of the dates and sessions on offer, please click on the following links:
Booking Form - Headteacher SIAMS Training - 13th or 18th June 2018
Booking Form - Governor SIAMS Training - 3rd October 2018

Admissions for Voluntary Aided Schools and Academies
Thursday 27th September 2018: 
10am -12noon - Church House, Daresbury
This is a training session for both governors and headteachers of voluntary aided schools and academies. The session will provide you with the most up to date information with regards to the admission process. It will ensure that schools are following the statutory requirements and help guide governors and headteachers through the process. As school places are being filled it is particularly important that the correct procedures are followed and if you haven’t been oversubscribed before it would be a good idea to attend.
FREE to members of the family of schools/£50 for non-members
Booking Form

Being a Governor of a Church School
Thursday 8th November 2018: 
10am -12noon - Church House, Daresbury
This is for new governors and experienced governors who would like to explore their role specifically in a church school. The session will look at the responsibilities of governors in a church school, how a church school should be distinctive and what can be done to ensure your school is an outstanding church school.
FREE to members of the family of schools/£50 for non-members
Booking Form

Staffing and appointments for voluntary aided schools and academies
Thursday 7th March 2019: 
10am -12noon - Church House, Daresbury
A session for headteachers and governors about staffing and appointments in voluntary aided schools and academies. The session will look at the difference in the legal status of governors in voluntary aided schools and academies as employers and also how to ensure the best appointments can be made.
FREE to members of the family of schools/£50 for non-members
Booking Form

Growing spirituality in a church school
Friday 15th June 2018: 9.15am -3.30pm - Foxhill Conference Centre
“but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:31)
One day at Foxhill will provide the opportunity to reflect and explore ways to further develop spirituality when leading a Church School community
£100 for Family of Schools members. £150 for non-members.
Booking Form

Christian Leadership Course
The Christian Leadership Course is an innovative and exciting programme for aspiring leaders in Church of England schools. It was designed and is led by officers, advisers and professional colleagues from the five North West dioceses. We aim to develop a clear, coherent vision for the leadership of church schools and explore ways in which church schools can provide ‘Life in all its fullness’. We also look to affirm the role of spiritual leadership in the school community and beyond. Due to the popularity of the course, the 2017-2018 course is full. We have opened a waiting list for the 2018-2019 course and beyond.
Please email your name, school name and contact details to Sandra Reynolds as soon as possible (sandra.reynolds@chester.anglican.org)

NEW North West Dioceses Middle Leader Course                    
The Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders in Church Schools is a 5-day programme that has been specifically designed in collaboration with the five north west dioceses and Liverpool Hope University to support aspiring, and newly appointed, middle leaders working within a Christian school context. The programme will enable participants to explore and articulate their personal values and mission to have a better understanding of the distinctive mission and vision of Church of England schools and the role of middle leaders in these settings. It will provide participants with the opportunity to critically engage with leadership and management theories/research and how these relate to, and support, the understanding and development of personal leadership capabilities and practices.
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Using the diocesan syllabus with the Understanding Christianity project - 2 Day Course
Friday 19th January 2018:
9.30am -3.30pm - Church House, Daresbury
Friday 11th May 2018: 9.15am -12.30pm - Church House, Daresbury
Please be aware that the deadline for bookings or cancellations is 19/12/2017 as materials must be ordered a month before
Attend both days
These two days will be helpful to delegates who haven’t previously attended the Understanding Christianity resource training but delegates who have attended the training last year may find it helpful to revisit the material and to further consider how the resource can complement the Diocesan syllabus.
Delegates must indicate on booking if they have already received the UC resource in earlier training so appropriate materials can be ordered if necessary.
NB Teachers who have previously attended the Understanding Christianity training may wish to attend to explore further links with the Diocesan syllabus.
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£150 per person for Family of Schools members
£200 per person for non-members
NB There is a £50 reduction on the course cost for those who have attended the UC Training before.
Booking Form

Assessment and the diocesan syllabus                                                   
Friday 8th June 2018: 9.30am -12.30pm - Church House, Daresbury
This half day session is for any primary school teacher interested in improving their RE curriculum practice. The session will involve an introduction to good practice in ‘RE and Assessment’ based on a popular aspect of the RE syllabus.
The activities will be based on the diocesan guidance for assessment written in summer 2017 but added to over the course of this academic year. Teachers will discuss how to put guidance into practice and develop their own ideas and there will be opportunity to share good practice and raise areas of concern.
£75 for Family of Schools members. £100 for non-members.
Booking Form

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