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ODBE Excellence in Schools – Chaplaincy and the Church/School Relationship

This is a one-day course for clergy, laity, school heads/SLT and governors who wish to develop the relationship between the local church and the local school in a way that is mutually beneficial and enriching. It will seek to combine an understanding of the diocesan vision of being more Christlike for the sake of God’s world – Contemplative, Compassionate and Courageous – with the essence of being a strong and dynamic church school as articulated in the new SIAMS schedule.

This course will offer participants the opportunity to:

  • Articulate and audit the current relationship between the school and the church
  • Re-imagine new ways of understanding and building the relationship
  • Explore some resources which support healthy church/school relations such as:
  • The new Diocesan Contemplative Toolkit (an Ignatian daily tool designed to deepen school spirituality and improve mental health/wellbeing)
  • The Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award (a very popular character development scheme used in over 600 schools)
  • BeSpace (Prayer Spaces in Schools)
  • Discuss next steps for the relationship, such as establishing Chaplaincy,  or seeking Common Vision Development Funding

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the current church/school relationship in their context
  • Have a deeper understanding of possibilities and resources available to support the Church/School relationship
  • Feel confident about next steps in developing the relationship

Target Audience: This course is designed for clergy, laity and school leadership  who are actively looking to develop the relationship between the school, the church and the wider local community.

Leaders: Charlie Kerr & Angela Curran-Smith

Cost*: Schools in Diocesan Service Level Agreement: £95 (+VAT) per delegate

Schools not in Diocesan Service Level Agreement: £140 (+VAT) per delegate

*Includes tea, coffee and lunch

To book: please click the link below.

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ODBE Excellence in Schools – Rethinking Excellence in SIAMS

‘How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?’

The course is an interactive and reflective session to rethink the concept of Excellence

Programme outline –

  • A reminder of the SIAMS self-evaluation and inspection processes
  • Delegates will consider the philosophy and rationale behind the new grade for SIAMS, facilitated by specialist SIAMS advisers
  • The session will explore indicators for ‘Excellence’ within the SIAMS Evaluation Schedule
  • Review specific school contexts in which Making a Case for Excellence (MCFE) might be convincing
  • An opportunity to review the national template offered to guide schools to MCFE

By the end of the course participants will have –

  • An up-to-date perspective on the SIAMS inspection process, including MCFE
  • A secure knowledge of the philosophy behind the changes to grades in SIAMS
  • Greater depth of understanding of how and why schools might be awarded ‘Excellent’
  • Considered the SIAMS MCFE template and how this might support making a case
  • Identified next steps in their own school self-evaluation

Target audience: school leaders, including governors and representatives from Federations and MATs

Leaders: Allyson Taylor & Toby Long

Cost*: Schools in Diocesan Service Level Agreement: £55 (+VAT) per delegate

Schools not in Diocesan Service Level Agreement: £95 (+VAT) per delegate

*Includes tea, coffee and lunch

To book: please click the link below

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ODBE Excellence in Governance – SIAMS: The Process and Preparation

This course will cover everything that governors need to know about the new SIAMS schedule. We will look in detail at the inspection process including timings, self-evaluation, the process before and on the day, plus the report format. Delegates will gain a clear picture of what is expected of governors and how to best support the school through what can be a very rewarding process.

Course Leaders: Allyson Taylor & Toby Long

Cost: For schools signed up to the EiG programme please select Free Ticket when booking

For those not signed up to the EiG Programme you can access the sessions individually at a cost of £80 (+ VAT) for Schools in the Service Level Agreement, and £100 (+ VAT) for non-Service Level Agreement schools

To book: please click the link below

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ODBE Excellence in Schools – Rethinking Excellence in SIAMS

‘How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?’

The course is an interactive and reflective session to rethink the concept of Excellence

Programme outline –

  • A reminder of the SIAMS self-evaluation and inspection processes
  • Delegates will consider the philosophy and rationale behind the new grade for SIAMS, facilitated by specialist SIAMS advisers
  • The session will explore indicators for ‘Excellence’ within the SIAMS Evaluation Schedule
  • Review specific school contexts in which Making a Case for Excellence (MCFE) might be convincing
  • An opportunity to review the national template offered to guide schools to MCFE

By the end of the course participants will have –

  • An up-to-date perspective on the SIAMS inspection process, including MCFE
  • A secure knowledge of the philosophy behind the changes to grades in SIAMS
  • Greater depth of understanding of how and why schools might be awarded ‘Excellent’
  • Considered the SIAMS MCFE template and how this might support making a case
  • Identified next steps in their own school self-evaluation

Target audience: school leaders, including governors and representatives from Federations and MATs

Leaders: Allyson Taylor & Toby Long

Cost*: Schools in Diocesan Service Level Agreement: £55 (+VAT) per delegate

Schools not in Diocesan Service Level Agreement: £95 (+VAT) per delegate

*Includes tea, coffee and lunch

To book: please click the link below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

ODBE Excellence in Schools – SIAMS Self-evaluation Workshop

‘How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision,  established and promoted by leadership at all levels,  in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?’

The course includes:

  • An outline of the SIAMS self-evaluation and inspection processes
  • Opportunities to consider and draft aspects of the SIAMS self-evaluation audit tool (SEAT) and Summary Reflection

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • An up-to-date perspective on the SIAMS inspection process
  • Shared ideas about the effectiveness of their vision as church schools
  • Considered aspects of the SIAMS self-evaluation templates
  • Reviewed next steps in their own school self-evaluation

Target Audience: headteachers, senior leaders and governors from schools/federations and MATs

We recommend schools send a minimum of 2 attendees

Please Note: it will be helpful if attendees bring a copy of the SIAMS Evaluation Schedule

Leaders: Allyson Taylor & Toby Long

Cost*: Schools in the Diocesan Service Level Agreement £95.00 (+ VAT) per delegate

Schools not in the Diocesan Service Level Agreement £140.00 (+ VAT) per delegate

*Includes tea, coffee and lunch

To book: please click the link below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

ODBE Excellence in Schools – Rethinking Excellence in SIAMS

‘How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?’

The course is an interactive and reflective session to rethink the concept of Excellence

Programme outline –

  • A reminder of the SIAMS self-evaluation and inspection processes
  • Delegates will consider the philosophy and rationale behind the new grade for SIAMS, facilitated by specialist SIAMS advisers
  • The session will explore indicators for ‘Excellence’ within the SIAMS Evaluation Schedule
  • Review specific school contexts in which Making a Case for Excellence (MCFE) might be convincing
  • An opportunity to review the national template offered to guide schools to MCFE

By the end of the course participants will have –

  • An up-to-date perspective on the SIAMS inspection process, including MCFE
  • A secure knowledge of the philosophy behind the changes to grades in SIAMS
  • Greater depth of understanding of how and why schools might be awarded ‘Excellent’
  • Considered the SIAMS MCFE template and how this might support making a case
  • Identified next steps in their own school self-evaluation

Target audience: school leaders, including governors and representatives from Federations and MATs

Leaders: Allyson Taylor & Toby Long

Cost*: Schools in Diocesan Service Level Agreement: £55 (+VAT) per delegate

Schools not in Diocesan Service Level Agreement: £95 (+VAT) per delegate

*Includes tea, coffee and lunch

To book: please click the link below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

ODBE Excellence in Schools – Christian Aid: Global Neighbours

During this one-day course, participants will listen to presentations and work in groups to:

  • Discuss the “whys and hows” of engaging pupils in discussion and action to challenge injustice and inequality
  • Explore the principles of good global citizenship education
  • Discuss strategies for empowering children and young people to be active global citizens and courage advocates for change in our world
  • Explore some of the resources available to help them in this work and learn about the Global Neighbours accreditation scheme.
  • Engage with several strands of the SIAMS schedule and plan bold and ethical curriculum decisions
  • Consider the links to the OFSTED strand of personal development

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Have a clear understanding of courageous advocacy
  • Have explored the Global Neighbours accreditation scheme

Target Audience: This course is suitable for all teachers and head teachers from all types of school

Cost*: £45 (+ VAT) per delegate for schools in Diocesan Service Level Agreement

£50 (+ VAT) per delegate for schools not in the Diocesan Service Level Agreement

*Includes tea, coffee and lunch

To book: please click the link below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

ODBE Excellence in Schools – Rethinking Excellence in SIAMS

‘How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?’

The course is an interactive and reflective session to rethink the concept of Excellence

Programme outline –

  • A reminder of the SIAMS self-evaluation and inspection processes
  • Delegates will consider the philosophy and rationale behind the new grade for SIAMS, facilitated by specialist SIAMS advisers
  • The session will explore indicators for ‘Excellence’ within the SIAMS Evaluation Schedule
  • Review specific school contexts in which Making a Case for Excellence (MCFE) might be convincing
  • An opportunity to review the national template offered to guide schools to MCFE

By the end of the course participants will have –

  • An up-to-date perspective on the SIAMS inspection process, including MCFE
  • A secure knowledge of the philosophy behind the changes to grades in SIAMS
  • Greater depth of understanding of how and why schools might be awarded ‘Excellent’
  • Considered the SIAMS MCFE template and how this might support making a case
  • Identified next steps in their own school self-evaluation

Target audience: school leaders, including governors and representatives from Federations and MATs

Leaders: Allyson Taylor & Toby Long

Cost*: Schools in Diocesan Service Level Agreement: £55 (+VAT) per delegate

Schools not in Diocesan Service Level Agreement: £95 (+VAT) per delegate

*Includes tea, coffee and lunch

To book: please click the link below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

ODBE Excellence in Schools – SIAMS Self-evaluation Workshop

‘How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision,  established and promoted by leadership at all levels,  in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?’

The course includes:

  • An outline of the SIAMS self-evaluation and inspection processes
  • Opportunities to consider and draft aspects of the SIAMS self-evaluation audit tool (SEAT) and Summary Reflection

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • An up-to-date perspective on the SIAMS inspection process
  • Shared ideas about the effectiveness of their vision as church schools
  • Considered aspects of the SIAMS self-evaluation templates
  • Reviewed next steps in their own school self-evaluation

Target Audience: headteachers, senior leaders and governors from schools/federations and MATs

We recommend schools send a minimum of 2 attendees

Please Note: it will be helpful if attendees bring a copy of the SIAMS Evaluation Schedule

Leaders: Allyson Taylor & Toby Long

Cost*: Schools in the Diocesan Service Level Agreement £95.00 (+ VAT) per delegate

Schools not in the Diocesan Service Level Agreement £140.00 (+ VAT) per delegate

*Includes tea, coffee and lunch

To book: please click the link below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

ODBE Excellence in Schools – Supporting Schools using Understanding Christianity (Clergy)

This is a one-day course for clergy who are supporting schools in the teaching of Christianity.

Understanding Christianity is a widely used resource, published by RE Today and the Church of England Education Office. The material offers a coherent approach to the teaching of Christianity covering 8 key concepts within a Biblical context. The main aim of the resource is to support teachers in delivering high quality lessons, which promote Biblical and religious literacy. It contains lesson suggestions for pupils from age 5 – 14 and is being used by schools across the diocese.

This course will offer clergy the opportunity to:

  • Explore the key elements of the resource and the methodology it promotes
  • Discuss the purpose of RE in schools and its place in the wider educational context
  • Understand the expectations of the resource
  • Discuss how best to support staff teaching Christianity

By the end of the course clergy will:

  •  Have a clear understanding of the resource
  •  Have explored strategies for supporting teachers

Target Audience: This course is designed for clergy who support schools with RE teaching and collective worship.

Leader: Anne Andrews

Cost*: £10 (+VAT) per delegate

*includes tea, coffee and lunch

To book: please click the link below

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