Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

Training and Development

The Schools Team run many courses – for headteachers, teachers, governors and clergy – throughout the year. For courses planned for the Summer Term 2021, which will all take place via Zoom unless otherwise stated, please refer to this Training Overview for further details.

Courses cover many aspects of church school life, including:

  • Admissions
  • Admission Appeals
  • Clergy & Readers in (Church) Schools
  • Collective Worship
  • The Distinctive Christian Character of Church Schools
  • Federation and collaboration
  • Godly Play
  • Induction for new headteachers of church schools
  • Ofsted
  • Preparation for Church School Inspections (SIAMS)
  • Religious Education
  • The Role of Foundation Governors
  • Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural Education
  • Sex and Relationships Education
  • Succession Planning

For further details or to book on a course, please contact Hannah Puddefoot, Assistant Schools Officer, at Please do not send payment in advance – an invoice will be issued. If you have a particular need for a course which is not mentioned here, please do get in touch – we may be able to help.

Please note that for courses at Holywell Lodge visitor parking is not possible in the car park (other than for those with real need for a space – please contact Hannah if that is the case). We recommend parking at Westminster Lodge, at the bottom of Holywell Hill, which is a 10 minute walk away.




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