Education Training and Events Schedule 2023-2024

Training Programme 

The Education Team provides a comprehensive training programme for governors, headteachers and school leaders, clerks, teaching staff and clergy. The team also offers regular briefings for Headteachers and Chairs of Governors to update them on current education issues and provide support. 

Most of these courses include unlimited places to schools with a 2023-24 Partnership Agreement. Briefings are free to all diocesan schools for both Headteachers and Chairs. Course fees for non-partnership schools and courses not included in the partnership are indicated on the booking forms. 

Our training and briefing meetings are held online via Zoom unless indicated. 

Booking your Training

To make it easier for you to find and book relevant courses, we have listed them by stream according to your role in school. Click on the course name below to visit our booking system, where you will find a complete course description, course fees (if applicable) and dates.  If the dates for the course are not suitable for you, please register your interest in a repeat of the course later in the year using the same booking form. 

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New courses, briefings and forum groups may be introduced throughout the year and updated here and on our e-bulletin

If you would like a complete list of all courses and their dates, click here for our listed training schedule or view it below.

Leadership Training & Briefings

Headteachers' Termly Briefing Session

New Headteacher or Senior Leader in a Church School or Academy (4 sessions)

Headteachers' & Chairs' End of Year Gathering - Hereford

Governance Training

Chairs & Governors Termly Briefing

Being a Governor in a Church School or Academy (4 part course)

Introduction to SIAMS 2023 for Governors

Effective School Vision Monitoring for Governors

Clerk Training 

There will be a Clerks briefing in the Autumn Term, followed by drop-in sessions across the year. Clerks will receive links to these directly. The dates for these are on the Autumn Briefing information below. If you would like more information, contact the Education Team

Clerks to the Governors Autumn Briefing

New Clerks Induction Enquiry

SIAMS 2023 Training & Support 

Our new SIAMS Framework 23 courses are designed to enable schools to select the areas where they require further training. There is no need to complete them all. However, the school must attend the Introduction to SIAMS 2023 course (either this year or previously) before attending any further SIAMS 23 courses. We recommend that your colleagues book the courses relevant to their leadership areas. Each course is linked to a SIAMS 2023 Inspection Question.   

Introduction to SIAMS 2023 Deepening your Christian Vision (IQ1)  Curriculum & Spiritual Development (IQ2)  Collective Worship (IQ3)
Creating a Culture of Dignity & Respect (IQ4) Creating a Culture of Responsibility & Courageous Advocacy (IQ5) Effectiveness of Religious Education (IQ6&7) Introduction to SIAMS 2023 for Governors

Christian Distinctiveness

Christian Vision

Collective Worship

Religious Education

Deepening your Christian Vision (SIAMS IQ1)

Creative Collective Worship - Ideas to Celebrate the Church Year

RE Leaders 101 - New RE Leaders or Refresher Training

Getting to Grips with a Theology in Education

Global Christianity

RE Mixed Phase Curriculum Design in person charged for course

School Websites - a window into your Christian vision

Developing Prayer in your School

Exploring Worldviews in RE


Collective Worship Resources Update

Understanding Christianity  Refresher for Teacher (additional charge) 


Collective Worship (SIAMS IQ3)

Effectiveness of Religious Education (SIAMS IQ6&7) 

New to Teaching in a Church School Sessions 1 & 2 Suitable for all new teaching staff, including NQTs and teachers new to church schools. 


Courageous Advocacy Network 

New for this year, this network will support and challenge your school to develop pupils to be courageous advocates—pupils who live compassionately by challenging injustice in appropriate ways. The diocesan Education Team are partnering with the Church of England Foundation for Education Leadership (CEFEL) to provide this network.  The programme consists of six nationally led webinars, each followed by our diocesan-facilitated network sessions to explore its impact within our school contexts. There will be opportunities to learn from good practice and to share ideas and resources to grow as schools that bring transformation.  You can find out more about the national webinars here: Courageous Advocacy Network; the dates for these sessions and the local network sessions are on the booking forms with further information.  There is a fee for the Courageous Advocacy Network of £125 per school for the entire programme. To maximise the impact of this network, we encourage you to involve other team members as participants in the sessions. 

Courageous Advocacy Network

Dates  & Registration

Church and School Links

Please see our church and school links page for further information. 

Creative Collective Worship - Ideas to Celebrate the Church Year

Bridge Building Network

Full Training Schedule

Please view our full calendar of training and events below. Please click the fullscreen mode for the best viewing experience, or download the document with booking links by clicking the button underneath.

Download Training Schedule


Partnership Agreement 

All schools are offered a Partnership Agreement, which includes bespoke individual support and access to further resources, including RE and Worship resources. Most of the training courses are included in the package. 

Bespoke consultancy work often includes delivering tailored courses for a group or individual school to work on a specific development area for teaching staff and governors. Contact us to enquire about your training and support needs. 

Booking Terms and Cancellation Policy

 Our booking terms and cancellation policy for our online training and events are detailed here.


Education Team eBulletin Training and Events

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