Events

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.

Participants 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: Robin Sharples / + 1 adviser

Cost: SLA schools: £60.00 + VAT,  non SLA schools £80.00 + VAT or as part of Excellence in Governance package: SLA schools £650.00 non SLA schools £900.00 (10 modules over 2 years, 3 Gov.s per module)

To book: please click the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/excellence-in-governance-becoming-and-effective-governor-tickets-47346784507

SIAMS Self Evaluation (toolkit) Workshop

This course enables participants to address the central question posed by 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 will include:

  • An outline of the new SIAMS self-evaluation and inspection processes;
  • Opportunities to complete aspects of the SIAMS self-evaluation;
  • Time to focus on how the central question can be addressed in your context;
  • A chance to consider appropriate evidence and impact to include in the self-evaluation;
  • Time to share ideas with colleagues.

 

By the end of the course participants will have:

 

  • Gained an up-to-date perspective on the SIAMS inspection process and associated documentation;
  • Shared ideas about the distinctiveness of church schools and evidence available to illustrate this;
  • Discussed and completed aspects of the SIAMS self-evaluation;
  • Reviewed next steps in their own school self-evaluation.

 

Target Audience: headteachers and governors. We would strongly encourage you to bring

 

Course Leaders: Robin Sharples / Anne Andrews

Cost: SLA schools: £95.00 + VAT,  non SLA schools £140.00 + VAT

To book: please click the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 

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.

Participants 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: Robin Sharples / + 1 adviser

Cost: SLA schools: £60.00 + VAT,  non SLA schools £80.00 + VAT or as part of Excellence in Governance package: SLA schools £650.00 non SLA schools £900.00 (10 modules over 2 years, 3 Gov.s per module)

To book: please click the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

Annual Service for Headteachers, Governors and Clergy

 

We are pleased to announce that our annual service next year will take place at Christ Church Cathedral. We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to the refreshments at The Oxford Town Hall at 10am and then onto the service at 11am

 

Venue for 10.00am refreshments: Oxford Town Hall,St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1BX

 Venue for the 11.00am service: Christ Church Cathedral St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1DP

*Please be aware there is no parking at either venue*

To book please click on the link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/odbe-annual-service-for-headteachers-governors-clergy-tickets-47579283919

 

SIAMS Self Evaluation (toolkit) Workshop

This course enables participants to address the central question posed by 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 will include:

  • An outline of the new SIAMS self-evaluation and inspection processes;
  • Opportunities to complete aspects of the SIAMS self-evaluation;
  • Time to focus on how the central question can be addressed in your context;
  • A chance to consider appropriate evidence and impact to include in the self-evaluation;
  • Time to share ideas with colleagues.

 

By the end of the course participants will have:

 

  • Gained an up-to-date perspective on the SIAMS inspection process and associated documentation;
  • Shared ideas about the distinctiveness of church schools and evidence available to illustrate this;
  • Discussed and completed aspects of the SIAMS self-evaluation;
  • Reviewed next steps in their own school self-evaluation.

 

Target Audience: headteachers and governors. We would strongly encourage you to bring

 

Course Leaders: Robin Sharples / Anne Andrews

Cost: SLA schools: £95.00 + VAT,  non SLA schools £140.00 + VAT

To book: please click the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 

SIAMS Self Evaluation (toolkit) Workshop

This course enables participants to address the central question posed by 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 will include:

  • An outline of the new SIAMS self-evaluation and inspection processes;
  • Opportunities to complete aspects of the SIAMS self-evaluation;
  • Time to focus on how the central question can be addressed in your context;
  • A chance to consider appropriate evidence and impact to include in the self-evaluation;
  • Time to share ideas with colleagues.

 

By the end of the course participants will have:

 

  • Gained an up-to-date perspective on the SIAMS inspection process and associated documentation;
  • Shared ideas about the distinctiveness of church schools and evidence available to illustrate this;
  • Discussed and completed aspects of the SIAMS self-evaluation;
  • Reviewed next steps in their own school self-evaluation.

 

Target Audience: headteachers and governors. We would strongly encourage you to bring

 

Course Leaders: Robin Sharples / Anne Andrews

Cost: SLA schools: £95.00 + VAT,  non SLA schools £140.00 + VAT

To book: please click the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 

New Headteacher – Induction

We invite you to our induction and commissioning of new church school headteachers

 

15th October 2018 (9.00 am – 3.30 pm)

 

The induction day will introduce you to the vision for education in the diocese through presentations from Advisers, the Director of Education and leaders from schools. The induction also includes the commissioning of new headteachers and presentation of Bibles by the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford.

We will focus on the distinctive qualities of today’s church school and your role in creating an excellent environment in which children and staff can flourish.

The induction day will enable you to:

Increase your knowledge about headship in a Church of England school and reflect upon the distinctive role of a church school headteacher

Learn about developing:

  • School Vision
  • Collective Worship and Religious Education
  • Leadership of a church school, governance and links with the local church

Become familiar with:

  • Diocesan CPD programmes
  • School Link Adviser Support
  • Our Service Level Agreement

Learn about the SIAMS processes and self-evaluation

Share and discuss ideas and concerns with colleagues from around the diocese

Hear the latest Ofsted updates

Meet members of the Diocesan Education Team

 

It will be helpful for you to have read ‘The Church of England Vision for Education’ before attending.

Available at: https://www.oxford.anglican.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/gs_2039_-_church_of_england_vision_for_education-1.pdf

‘It was a good opportunity to ask questions and to find out that others experiencing the same things’

 

‘Informative, nurturing; well presented’ 

‘I did not realise how much the diocese could provide’

Course Leaders: The Diocesan Education team

Cost: SLA schools: £95.00 + VAT

To book: please click the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

So You’re the New RE Subject Leader

During this course, participants will listen to presentations, discuss and work in groups to:

 

  • Explore what is meant by good RE including how it contributes to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • Get to grips with the ideas about standards, continuity and progression in the RE curriculum, considering examples of planning and assessment
  • Discuss ways in which they can support and monitor RE in their schools
  • Discuss school self-evaluation of RE
  • Consider issues of resourcing in RE
  • Look at how to write a school RE policy statement
  • Consider the role of RE in the new SIAMS schedule

 

By the end of the course participants will:

  •  Have a clear understanding of what the role of RE subject leader might entail
  • Have explored strategies which will enable them to do the job effectively

 

Target Audience: This course is for relatively newly appointed subject managers of RE in primary schools

Delegates who have attended this course said:

“A fantastic, practical course which emphasised the need for VISION as an RE subject leader”

 

“Today has been really useful.  I feel I have lots of tools to move forward with leading and monitoring RE which I didn’t have when I arrived!”

 

Course Leaders: Anne Andrews

Cost: SLA schools: £95.00 + VAT,  non SLA schools £140.00 + VAT

To book: please click the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

How do we best serve our schools

How do we best serve our schools.

Our work with and in schools needs to be sensitive and responsive to their needs in a rapidly changing environment. We have a great opportunity to bring the realities of faith into the lives of children in school through a great variety of means. This course encourages us to challenge our assumptions and asks if our current roles really are the best way of serving our schools – whether they are Church schools or not.

We will consider:

  • The characteristics of creative, enriching church/school relationships;
  • The changing world(s) of children;
  • Governance and the importance of boundaries;
  • Chaplaincy;
  • Multi-faith issues;
  • … and more

We look forward to you joining us for a day of discussion and exploration of how we can best serve our schools.

 

The day is led by Charles Chadwick & Robin Sharples drawing on examples of best practise from around the Diocese

 

If you would like to book your place please link the link below

 

Click here to book