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Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
01865 208200 http://www.oxford.anglican.org/

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January 2018

Understanding Christianity Group 1 – Session 1 of 3

19 January @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Understanding Christianity Training Supported by the Church of England Education Office and produced in conjunction with RE Today, Understanding Christianity is the new resource to enable schools to teach about Christianity in a coherent and informed fashion. Taking the strapline “Text, Impact, Connections” the resource uses biblical material to underpin enquiry into the practice and beliefs of Christianity. Training Dates for 2018        Group 1:    19th January 9.30 – 4;    20th April  9.30 – 4;   …

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HR Matters

23 January @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Good people practices are essential to the smooth running of a school and to helping you deliver an outstanding service to pupils. Managing people can be some of the best – and hardest – parts of a Headteacher’s job. It can require courage and determination. There are also times when issues have to be addressed and problems confronted. It’s not easy keeping up with employment law or finding your way round policies which you may only have to refer to…

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Middle Leader Training Day 1

29 January @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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The role of the middle leader has become more challenging and demanding in recent years with greater emphasis upon middle and subject leader’s ability to manage their areas of responsibility and to have impact upon school outcomes. Our training sessions will share opportunities for those who lead in our schools to explore their role, develop their understanding and improve their provision. Above all they will provide those working in our schools with support and up to date guidance on how…

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February 2018

New National Society SIAMS Framework for inspections from September 2018 Briefings for Schools

19 February @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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From September 2018 church schools will be inspected under a new SIAMS Framework. This session is to familiarise schools with the new framework. It is particularly aimed at schools who are due a SIAMS Inspection in the Autumn Term 2018 and the Spring Term 2019 when the new framework comes into place.    The briefing will cover the new Framework, what is evaluated and the evidence required. Attendees should leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the New Framework.…

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Understanding Christianity Group 2 – Session 1 of 3

23 February @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Understanding Christianity Training Supported by the Church of England Education Office and produced in conjunction with RE Today, Understanding Christianity is the new resource to enable schools to teach about Christianity in a coherent and informed fashion. Taking the strapline “Text, Impact, Connections” the resource uses biblical material to underpin enquiry into the practice and beliefs of Christianity. Training Dates for 2018        Group 1:    19th January 9.30 – 4;    20th April  9.30 – 4;   …

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March 2018

Being a Chair of Governors

1 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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This module will focus particularly on supporting new and aspiring Chairs of Governors in the many tasks and skills required in leading a governing body to be excellent in both the support and challenge of a church school. Utilising the Diocese’s ‘Right Programme’, attendees will be helped to understand both the statutory requirements and key insights into how to lead a governing body successfully.   Course Leaders: Sarah Thomas/Ruth Bennie Cost: SLA schools: £45, or as part of Excellence in…

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Appeals Briefing

5 March @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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  Appeals Briefings 2018 These are sessions for all Governors, Headteachers and Administrators in Aided Schools and Academies involved in the appeals process.  The aim of these evening briefings is to refresh and update those tasked with administering or presenting their admissions authority at an appeal.  There will be the opportunity look at the School Admission Appeals Code and to consider the documents needed and how you can best support the school’s case at an appeal.   During the session…

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Understanding Christianity Group 3 – Session 1 of 3

9 March @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Understanding Christianity Training Supported by the Church of England Education Office and produced in conjunction with RE Today, Understanding Christianity is the new resource to enable schools to teach about Christianity in a coherent and informed fashion. Taking the strapline “Text, Impact, Connections” the resource uses biblical material to underpin enquiry into the practice and beliefs of Christianity. Training Dates for 2018        Group 1:    19th January 9.30 – 4;    20th April  9.30 – 4;   …

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April 2018

Understanding Christianity Group 1 – Session 2 of 3

20 April @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Understanding Christianity Training Supported by the Church of England Education Office and produced in conjunction with RE Today, Understanding Christianity is the new resource to enable schools to teach about Christianity in a coherent and informed fashion. Taking the strapline “Text, Impact, Connections” the resource uses biblical material to underpin enquiry into the practice and beliefs of Christianity. Training Dates for 2018        Group 1:    19th January 9.30 – 4;    20th April  9.30 – 4;   …

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Understanding Christianity Group 2 – Session 2 of 3

27 April @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Understanding Christianity Training Supported by the Church of England Education Office and produced in conjunction with RE Today, Understanding Christianity is the new resource to enable schools to teach about Christianity in a coherent and informed fashion. Taking the strapline “Text, Impact, Connections” the resource uses biblical material to underpin enquiry into the practice and beliefs of Christianity. Training Dates for 2018        Group 1:    19th January 9.30 – 4;    20th April  9.30 – 4;   …

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May 2018

SIAMS Toolkit Workshop

8 May @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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This course aims to: Provide an update on the SIAMS self-evaluation and inspection processes. Give delegates the opportunity to complete aspects of the SIAMS tool kit. Review where you are with your self-evaluation. Provide time to focus on what makes your school distinctive and effective as a CE school. Provide time to reflect upon the evidence and impact sections of the tool kit. Make time to share ideas with colleagues. By the end of the course participants will have: Gained…

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Worship Workshop for Clergy and Lay Leaders

11 May @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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£10

Developed from the ideas underpinning the National Society’s website www.worshipworkshop.org.uk  this course will explore many ideas of practical use in school worship. This course is specially tailored for Clergy and other church leaders and will include material which will be appropriate in all types of school, church or otherwise. The course will explore:   Worship vs Assembly Engaging the whole school community Parish and Church relationships Spiritual experiences Sacramental possibilities Creating prayers with children and developmental aspects of prayer Pupil/Student…

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Training incumbent orientation to IME Part 2

15 May
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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RE and Collective Worship

17 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Delegates will consider their roles and responsibilities as governors. We will focus on curriculum, monitoring and evaluation of Religious Education, including the current requirements of RE syllabuses. This will include: Brief overview of the current RE syllabus, including aims and teaching methods Legal responsibilities of governors towards RE syllabuses in different types of schools Monitoring & evaluation of RE Position of RE in respect of SIAMS & OFSTED Links between RE, SMSC, Personal Development and British Values We will also…

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Understanding Christianity Group 3 – Session 2 of 3

18 May @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Understanding Christianity Training Supported by the Church of England Education Office and produced in conjunction with RE Today, Understanding Christianity is the new resource to enable schools to teach about Christianity in a coherent and informed fashion. Taking the strapline “Text, Impact, Connections” the resource uses biblical material to underpin enquiry into the practice and beliefs of Christianity. Training Dates for 2018        Group 1:    19th January 9.30 – 4;    20th April  9.30 – 4;   …

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Annual Headteachers’ Conference 2018

22 May @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Save the Date   Annual Headteachers’ Conference 2018 22nd May 2018   We are pleased to announce that our Annual Conference next year will take place at Chartridge Lodge, just outside Chesham. The date for your diary is 22nd May 2018 and we look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible. Further details will follow but places are limited and expected to fill fast, so early booking is recommended.     Venue: Chartridge Lodge, Chartridge Lane, Chesham, HP5…

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Meeting Statutory Requirements

24 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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This module will explore the general responsibilities that the Governing Body has for the strategic direction of the school and ways in which the statutory responsibilities can be viewed as tools to promote high standards across various aspects of school life including educational achievement. The delivery of this module will include presentation as well as opportunities for discussion and reflection. Governors will be encouraged to work independently and in small groups in order to consider how the statutory responsibilities require…

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June 2018

Understanding Christianity Group 1 – Session 3 of 3

4 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Understanding Christianity Training Supported by the Church of England Education Office and produced in conjunction with RE Today, Understanding Christianity is the new resource to enable schools to teach about Christianity in a coherent and informed fashion. Taking the strapline “Text, Impact, Connections” the resource uses biblical material to underpin enquiry into the practice and beliefs of Christianity. Training Dates for 2018        Group 1:    19th January 9.30 – 4;    20th April  9.30 – 4;   …

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Training incumbent orientation to IME Part 2

5 June
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Managing Premises & Capital Projects

7 June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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This module will explore both the general responsibilities that the governing body and school staff have for the management of their school premises along with specific advice on the management of capital projects.  It will give the opportunity for participants to ‘manage’ two virtual school building projects from conception to completion.  Participants will be guided through the relevant steps and provided with guidance on statutory requirements and checks.  Areas to be covered will include:  Project planning Applying for funding Drafting…

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Understanding Christianity Group 2 – Session 3 of 3

12 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Understanding Christianity Training Supported by the Church of England Education Office and produced in conjunction with RE Today, Understanding Christianity is the new resource to enable schools to teach about Christianity in a coherent and informed fashion. Taking the strapline “Text, Impact, Connections” the resource uses biblical material to underpin enquiry into the practice and beliefs of Christianity. Training Dates for 2018        Group 1:    19th January 9.30 – 4;    20th April  9.30 – 4;   …

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Understanding Christianity Group 3 – Session 3 of 3

18 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Understanding Christianity Training Supported by the Church of England Education Office and produced in conjunction with RE Today, Understanding Christianity is the new resource to enable schools to teach about Christianity in a coherent and informed fashion. Taking the strapline “Text, Impact, Connections” the resource uses biblical material to underpin enquiry into the practice and beliefs of Christianity. Training Dates for 2018        Group 1:    19th January 9.30 – 4;    20th April  9.30 – 4;   …

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Headteacher Appraisal

18 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Carrying out the Headteacher’s appraisal review is a major responsibility of the governing body, and should be performed by governors who have undertaken appropriate training. We will show you how you can work with an experienced team of advisors to ensure that your statutory responsibilities for Headteacher appraisal are met and the best possible outcomes are achieved for all the children and young people in your school. The course will: Identify the key features of the process and the differing…

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Admissions Briefing

26 June @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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  Admissions Briefings 2018 This is a session for all Governors, Headteachers and Administrators in Aided Schools and Academies involved in the Admissions process.  It will cover the roles and responsibilities of those involved within your school or academy in all aspects of admissions.   These briefings have been specifically organised during June and early July in order that governors wishing to revise their arrangements on the back of the briefing experience will have time to prepare the documentation and…

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Middle Leader Training Day 2

27 June @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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The role of the middle leader has become more challenging and demanding in recent years with greater emphasis upon middle and subject leader’s ability to manage their areas of responsibility and to have impact upon school outcomes. Our training sessions will share opportunities for those who lead in our schools to explore their role, develop their understanding and improve their provision. Above all they will provide those working in our schools with support and up to date guidance on how…

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July 2018

Church Schools in Modern Britain

2 July @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Church of England schools in England have a long and distinguished history and heritage. They pre-date both Local Authorities and Government ‘departments.’ Many of our Church schools have Trust Deeds from the early 19th century and were founded on the premise of providing excellent education which empowers and enables children to rise out of poverty to reach their maximum potential. So what’s changed? In the new landscape of British Values, where do Church of England schools stand today? How can…

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