All bookings for conferences and courses are now managed online.

Please note that payment for all conferences will be requested by invoice.

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Head Teachers Conference 2018

‘Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever’

For Head Teachers of Schools and Academies in Blackburn Diocese.
Date: Friday 28th September 2018, 9.30 am – 3.30pm (registration from 9am)
Venue: Jack’s Lounge, Northcote at the Rovers, Ewood Park, Blackburn BB2 4JF
Cost: £165 per person for schools who pay into the Diocesan Family of Schools £330 for all others

Our Keynote Speakers will be:
The Very Reverend  Dr John Hall  – the Dean of Westminster and previously the Church of England’s Chief Education Officer prior to which he was Director of Education in Blackburn Diocese.
Lisa Horobin – Adviser to Primary Schools (Blackburn Diocese)

To book your place click here

 

Primary Head Teachers Meetings 2018/2019

For Head Teachers of Primary Schools and Academies in Blackburn Diocese.

These meetings will be repeated at four venues across the diocese. In the Autumn Term the meetings will be held at 4.00pm – 5.30pm and in the Spring term they will be breakfast meetings beginning with a celebration of the Eucharist at 8.00am, these meetings will finish by 10.30am  there will be no meetings in the Summer Term.

These meetings are free to schools who pay into the diocesan family of schools (SLA). For non-members the cost is £45 per person.

To book your place click here and choose your date and venue for each term

Autumn Term 2018 – All 4.00pm – 5.30pm

Date: Tuesday 13th November 2018

Venue: Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa BB5 5JP

or

Date: Thursday 15th November 2018

Venue: Leyland Hotel, PR25 2PR

or

Date: Tuesday 20th November 2018

Venue: Ribby Hall Hotel, Wrea Green  PR4 2PR

or

Date: Thursday 22nd November 2018

Venue: Globe Arena, Morecambe, LA4 4TB

Spring Term 2018 – All 8.00am – 10.30am

Date: Wednesday 27th February 2019

Venue: Leyland Hotel, PR25 2PR

or

Date: Thursday 28th February 2019

Venue: Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa BB5 5JP

or

Date: Tuesday 5th March 2019

Venue: Globe Arena, Morecambe LA4 4TB

or

Date: Thursday 7th March 2019

Venue: Ribby Hall Hotel, Wrea Green PR4 2PR 

To book your place click here and choose your date and venue for each term

 

 

School Buildings, Capital works and funding.

Friday 12th October 2018 9.00am – 12noon
Venue:
Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa BB5 5JP

or

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 9.00am – 12noon
Venue
: Globe Arena, Morecambe LA4 4TB

Cost: £85 per school for one Headteacher and one Chair of Governors.  Additional places will be charged at £50 per person.
These costs are for schools who pay into the Diocesan Family of Schools SLA, £170 for all others

This half day conference is designed to explain all about capital building projects, from the use of consultants and what schools should expect from them, to how the LCVAP process and funding works, and where DFC, Barchester and Governor contributions all fit in.  We’ll discuss what schools can expect from being a member of the Building SLA Group, what Governor Responsibilities are for buildings, and where to turn to information, advice and guidance.
This course is suitable for Heads and Chairs of Governors/Chair of Buildings Committee particularly of VA Schools.

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Induction Course for new Head Teachers and new Deputy Headteachers

An introduction to leadership in a Church if England/Methodist Primary School within Blackburn Diocese
This course is free to schools who pay into the diocesan family of schools SLA. For non members the cost is £85 per person per session,

The programme, consisting of two day conferences and 3 morning sessions will provide professional support for newly appointed head teachers and deputy headteachers within a church school. The programme is led by members of the Diocesan Board of Education team.

Session 1: Thursday 11th October 2018 – Day Conference – Vision, Values and legacy –  Leadership in a Church School
Session 2: Thursday 29th November 2018 – Building the Kingdom – school buildings
Session 3: Tuesday 22nd January 2019 – Admissions, Appeals and Governance
Session 4: Tuesday 26th February 2019 – Church School distinctiveness – progressing the journey
Session 5: Tuesday 30th April 2019 – Day Conference – Courage to lead – Church, Community and School

All sessions will be held at –St James Church, Stopes Brow, Lower Darwen, BB3 0QP. Sessions 1 and 5 will be from 9.30am – 3pm, Sessions 2-4 will be from 9.30am – 12 noon

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Induction Course for Newly Qualified Teachers or teachers new to Church Schools

The three sessions aim to deepen participants’ understanding of the distinctive nature of a church school in the areas of values, collective worship, religious education and children’s spiritual development. It is expected that the participants will attend all three sessions, however booking for individual sessions can be made. The programme will be led by Lisa Horobin.

This course is free to schools who pay into the diocesan family of schools (SLA). For non-members the cost is £45 per person per session

Session 1: Tuesday 16th October 2018  – Values, Ethos and Spiritual Development
Session 2: Thursday 7th February 2019 – Outstanding RE
Session 3: Thursday 2nd May 2019 – Collective Worship

All sessions will be held at St James Church, Stopes Brow, Lower Darwen, BB3 0QP. from 9.30am – 12 noon

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Headteachers and Incumbents Day Conference

Thursday 14th March 2019 9.30am – 3.30pm

Venue: Jacks Lounge, Northcote at the Rovers, Ewood Park, Blackburn, BB2 4JF

Cost:  £165 per school for one headteacher and one incumbent, additional charges will be made for extra places

This conference is for headteachers of our church schools and the Incumbent of the associated parish.

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Be Prepared – SIAMS Inspections

A Half Day conference, repeated on three occasions, to prepare you for your SIAMS Inspection. This conference will look at the new SIAMS Schedule. It is recommended that you also attend the corresponding ‘Writing your church school SEF’ conference (see below).  Each conference will begin at 9.30am and finish at 12 noon

Date: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Venue: Samlesbury Hotel, Preston PR5 0UL

or

Date: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Venue: Leyland Hotel, Leyland PR25 2PR

or

Date: Thursday 9th May 2019
Venue: Globe Arena, Morecambe LA4 4TB

Cost: £85 per person per session for schools who pay into the Diocesan family of Schools SLA. £170 per person for all others.

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Be Prepared – Writing your church school SEF

A Half Day conference, repeated on three occasions,  which will give you all the information you need to write an effective church school SEF. You will have the opportunity to update your existing church school SEF in line with the new SIAMS Schedule. You will need to bring with you a fully charged laptop.Each Conference is from 9.30am – 12 noon

Date: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Venue: Samlesbury Hotel, Preston PR5 0UL

or

Date: Friday 1st March 2019
Venue: Leyland Hotel, Leyland PR25 2PR

or

Date: Tuesday 21st May 2019
Venue: Globe Arena, Morecambe LA4 4TB

Cost: £85 per person for school who pay into the Diocesan family of Schools SLA. £170 per person for all others.

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Primary Schools Collective Worship Conference

Date: Thursday 24th January 2019  9.30am – 12noon

Venue: St James Church, Stopes Brow, Lower Darwen, BB3 0QP.

Cost: £85 per person for schools who pay into the Diocesan Family of schools SLA (£170 for all others

This course will be led by Lisa Horobin and is for Collective Worship Coordinators and those who have responsibility for Collective Worship in Primary Schools.  It will provide new ideas, new resources and new songs to enliven and enrich your worship.

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Primary RE Co-ordinators Day Conference

Tuesday 2nd April 2019 9.30am – 3.30pm

Venue: Jack’s Lounge, Northcote at the Rovers, Ewood Park, Blackburn BB2 4JF

Cost: £165 per person for schools who pay into the Diocesan Family of Schools £330 for all others

For all Primary RE Coordinators

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Primary Pupils’ RE Conference – Wednesday 6th March 2019

Venue: Lacks Lounge, Northcote at the Rovers, Ewood Park, Blackburn BB2 4JF
Time: 9.30 am – 2.30pm

This conference is free for 2 (year 5 or Year 6) pupils and one adult for each family of schools SLA Payment. (£350 for all others)
Additional places will be charged at £50 per person.

2 (Year 5 or Year 6) pupils and one adult per school

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Primary Pupils’ Collective Worship Conference – Wednesday 12th June 2019

Venue: Jack’s Lounge, Northcote at the Rovers, Ewood Park, Blackburn BB2 4JF
Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm

The cost for this conference is £100 per school for 2 (year 5 or Year 6) pupils and one adult for each family of schools SLA Payment (£350 for all others)
Additional places will be charged at £50 per person.

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Primary RE Cluster Meetings

Primary RE Cluster meetings are for RE Coordinators and those with responsibility for RE. These meetings are informal gatherings where resources, updates, training and good ideas are shared. These meetings will be led by outstanding experienced RE co-ordinators. Lisa Horobin will also attend one cluster meeting at each venue during the academic year as noted below. These meetings are free to schools who pay into the Blackburn Diocesan Family of Schools (SLA). £25 per person for all others.

All meetings start at 4.00pm and finish by 5.30pm

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Autumn Term 2018

Dates
Thursday 1st November 2018
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Thursday 8th November 2018
Monday 12th November 2017
Wednesday 14th November 2018
Wednesday 21st November 2018
Venues
Barton St Lawrence C of E Primary School
Burnley Holy Trinity C of E Primary School
Lancaster Christ Church C of E Primary School
Blackburn The Redeemer C of E Primary School
Parbold Douglas Primary Academy
Leyland Methodist Junior School

Spring Term 2019

Dates
Monday 4th March 2019
Tuesday 12th March 2019
Thursday 14th March 2019
Wednesday 20th March 2019
Thursday 21st  March 2019
Tuesday 26th March 2019
Venues
Blackburn The Redeemer C of E Primary School
Barton St Lawrence C of E Primary School
Lancaster Christ Church C of E Primary School
Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy
Burnley Holy Trinity C of E Primary School
Leyland Methodist Junior School.

Summer Term 2019

Dates
Tuesday 14th May 2019
Wednesday 15th May 2019
Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Thursday 23rd May 2019
Monday 10th June 2019
Tuesday 11th June 2019
Venues
Burnley Holy Trinity C of E Primary School
Barton St Lawrence C of E Primary School
Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy
Lancaster Christ Church C of E Primary School
Blackburn the Redeemer C of E Primary School
Leyland Methodist Junior School