Diocese of Exeter

There are 133 Church of England Schools in the Diocese of Exeter. Together, this family of schools, academies, trusts and federations educate over 28,500 children. We support these schools in developing and sustaining a Christian vision of education. To this end, through our services to schools, we provide a wealth of information, resources, support and signposting for headteachers, staff, clergy and governors.

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Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)

Audience: School Leaders, Teachers, Governors, Directors

This course will give an introduction to the Goodness and Mercy website, which has been set up to resource Church of England schools to deliver high quality RSHE resources. The resources and approaches offered on this site give expert guidance on health, relationships and sex education, and on wider issues in the PSHE curriculum.They have been written primarily for Church of England Schools, but are appropriate for all schools to use.

Event Date 17-11-2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price £30.00 per school
Courageous Advocacy and Social Action

Audience: Heads of School / CEOs / School staff / Governors

This course will help schools to explore the concept of courageous advocacy and what that might mean in their unique context. It is important to move beyond simple solutions, like fundraising, to ask questions about why underlying injustices keep people poor and what can be done about it. We need to develop an understanding of the structural causes of poverty, looking at the complexities that cause injustice in order to tackle root causes,rather than simply soothing symptoms alone. Courageous advocacy can take a number of forms, and we will be exploring examples of the following:

  • awareness raising
  • community influencing
  • lifestyle changes
  • consumer power
  • engaging with decision-makers.
Event Date 18-11-2021 1:00 pm
Individual Price £30.00 per delegate
RE Updates for Church of England Primary Schools

Audience: Primary RE teachers and RE Leads

This meeting will explore current issues for primary teachers of RE including:

  • networking shared ideas;
  • curriculum planning;
  • worldviews and RE;
  • leading and monitoring across the school;
  • RE, Ofsted and SIAMS;
  • what should RE look like in a Church school?
Event Date 23-11-2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free
RE Updates for Church of England Secondary Schools

Audience: Secondary RE teachers and RE Leads

This meeting will explore current issues for Church of England secondary RE teachers including:

  • networking shared ideas;
  • KS3/4 programmes and planning;
  • GCSE updates;
  • RE, Ofsted and SIAMS;
  • what is a worldviews approach;
  • what does RE look like in a Church school?
Event Date 24-11-2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Vision Led Collective Worship for Community Primary Schools

This is a two part course with the second session on 1st February 2021 from 13:15 to 15:45.

How can Collective Worship shape who we are as a school community, exemplify our vision and promote our ethos?

What are the characteristics of good Collective Worship and how well are we doing?

How can we best support staff, pupils, and volunteers to make the most of the time?

What resources are available that we can draw on?

How does Collective Worship link with Spiritual Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC), mental health and wellbeing, and the wider curriculum?

In this two-part course we will examine these questions in more detail and signpost resources to help you strengthen your provision.

Event Date 11-01-2022 1:15 pm
Individual Price £80.00 per school
Inclusive, invitational and inspiring Collective Worship (three part course) in Church of England schools

This three part course is aimed at people who contribute to Collective Worship in schools.  The course dates and times are:

18th January 2022 - 13:15 - 15:45

8th February 2022 - 13:15 - 15:45

22nd March 2022 - 14:00 - 16:30

The new Collective Worship guidance document identifies what best practice in terms of collective worship could look like in Church of England schools. In this three-part course we will examine this in detail and enable you to take time to audit your current provision and reflect and make improvements.

  • Auditing current provision and induction training for staff and volunteers
  • Effective planning and resourcing with a church/school/home approach
  • Festivals and diversity
Event Date 18-01-2022 1:15 pm
Individual Price £120.00 per school
Introduction to SIAMS

Audience: School Leaders, Teachers, Governors and Directors

This course will introduce teachers and school leaders to the current SIAMS framework and self-evaluation form documents. It will offer guidance on what is inspected and how to prepare fully for a future SIAMS inspection. It is aimed at all staff and governors and will be an interactive, informative and enjoyable course. The course has been costed to encourage more than one member of staff/governor to attend.

Event Date 15-02-2022 9:00 am
Individual Price £50.00 per school
RE and Worldviews

Audience: RE teachers and RE Leads

In 2018 the National Commission on RE (CoRE) recommended that RE be renamed as Religion and Worldviews.This course aims to give teachers in schools an understanding of the way the new worldviews approach is impacting on RE in the classroom. What are worldviews and what difference does this approach make to what and how we teach?

Event Date 10-03-2022 1:00 pm
Individual Price £30.00 per delegate
Ethos Enhancing Outcomes

An opportunity to enable all governors and school leaders in both maintained schools and academies to work through some of the ways in which the school’s vision for education can be brought to life in the everyday interaction of a school.

Event Date 15-03-2022 10:00 am
Individual Price £30 per delegate or £50 per school
Philosophy for Children P4C

Audience: School staff

Philosophy for children (P4C) is a powerful educational approach that has been found to be highly effective in the dual aims of raising attainment and improving children’s enjoyment of learning. In this practical, hands-on course we will be exploring some of the central aims and methods of P4C and discussing how its techniques can be embedded into learning settings across the curriculum.

Event Date 28-03-2022 1:00 pm
Individual Price £30.00 per delegate
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