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Diocese of Hereford
December 2021

Wednesday 1st December 2021 17:00Being a Governor in a Church School/Academy - session 1 of 4

This course is open to all categories of Governors, Directors, Members and LAB members of church schools and academies.

ALL PLACES ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

4 X ONE HOUR SESSIONS (Session 2 on 2nd December, Session 3 on 7th December and Session 4 on 9th December 2021)

All newly appointed Foundation Governors and Directors are requested to attend these sessions within the first two terms of their appointment or re-appointment if this course has not been attended in the last four years.

These sessions cover:

  • an understanding of the different categories of schools and the legal responsibilities of governors/trustees in these categories
  • have an overall understanding of church school governance including the role of the governor in new staff appointments, buildings and admissions
  • strengthening governance by challenging, monitoring and contributing to school leadership
  • consideration of current church school developments and the sharing of good practices and strategies
  • an understanding of RE, collective worship and SIAMS
  • opportunity to network with other church school governors. 

 

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Thursday 2nd December 2021 13:30Headteacher Half Termly Briefing

All Headteachers are warmly welcome to this term's Headteacher Briefing Sessions.  Updates will be given in the Education E Bulletin for details of these briefings from Canon Andrew Teale, Diocesan Director of Education and the wider Education Team.

These briefing sessions are FREE to all headteachers of church schools and academies in the Diocese of Hereford.

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17:00Being a Governor in a Church School/Academy - session 2 of 4

This course is open to all categories of Governors, Directors, Members and LAB members of church schools and academies.

ALL PLACES ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

4 X ONE HOUR SESSIONS (Session 1 on 1st December, Session 3 on 7th December and Session 4 on 9th December 2021)

All newly appointed Foundation Governors and Directors are requested to attend these sessions within the first two terms of their appointment or re-appointment if this course has not been attended in the last four years.

These sessions cover:

  • an understanding of the different categories of schools and the legal responsibilities of governors/trustees in these categories
  • have an overall understanding of church school governance including the role of the governor in new staff appointments, buildings and admissions
  • strengthening governance by challenging, monitoring and contributing to school leadership
  • consideration of current church school developments and the sharing of good practices and strategies
  • an understanding of RE, collective worship and SIAMS
  • opportunity to network with other church school governors. 

 

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Monday 6th December 2021 19:30Strategy Listening Event - St Mary's Church, Ross-on-Wye

Bishop Richard will be hosting 10 listening events at a number of venues across our diocese. This is the ninth event, which is being hosted at St Mary's Church, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

The Bishop seeks to visit as many locations as possible and will be there to affirm the prayer life of our churches and to encourage the mission and ministry of the diocese as well as listening and learning first hand to the challenges and opportunities faced in our many parishes. He will ask attendees key questions at the event and invite feedback on our future.

 

To confirm attendance at this event, please email Kate Poynton, Deanery Secretary Ross & Archenfield Deanery

Tuesday 7th December 2021 09:00Bishop's Staff meeting

Meeting of the Bishop's Staff in the Diocesan offices.

12:30Churches as Community Business Venues: Hubs Working Together

You may be interesed to know that Wendy Coombey is contributing to this event.  It's being organised by the Plunkett Foundation and explores how to solve a community's lack of a business venue while increasing church footfall and outreach within communities.  It's a free one-hour seminar.  The link for more information and to book is:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/churches-as-community-business-venues-hubs-working-together-tickets-214525650997

 

17:00Being a Governor in a Church School/Academy - session 3 of 4

This course is open to all categories of Governors, Directors, Members and LAB members of church schools and academies.

ALL PLACES ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

4 X ONE HOUR SESSIONS (Session 1 on 1st December, Session 2 on 2nd December and Session 4 on 9th December 2021)

All newly appointed Foundation Governors and Directors are requested to attend these sessions within the first two terms of their appointment or re-appointment if this course has not been attended in the last four years.

These sessions cover:

  • an understanding of the different categories of schools and the legal responsibilities of governors/trustees in these categories
  • have an overall understanding of church school governance including the role of the governor in new staff appointments, buildings and admissions
  • strengthening governance by challenging, monitoring and contributing to school leadership
  • consideration of current church school developments and the sharing of good practices and strategies
  • an understanding of RE, collective worship and SIAMS
  • opportunity to network with other church school governors. 

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Wednesday 8th December 2021 18:30Strategy Listening Event - The Great Hall, Hereford
 
Thursday 9th December 2021 09:30Servants and Stewards - Session 3

Servants and Stewards Session 3.  Venue: Ludlow Mascall Centre, Severn/Wye Room, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow SY8 1RZ.

17:00Being a Governor in a Church School/Academy - session 4 of 4

This course is open to all categories of Governors, Directors, Members and LAB members of church schools and academies.

ALL PLACES ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

4 X ONE HOUR SESSIONS (Session 2 on 2nd December, Session 3 on 7th December and Session 4 on 9th December 2021)

All newly appointed Foundation Governors and Directors are requested to attend these sessions within the first two terms of their appointment or re-appointment if this course has not been attended in the last four years.

These sessions cover:

  • an understanding of the different categories of schools and the legal responsibilities of governors/trustees in these categories
  • have an overall understanding of church school governance including the role of the governor in new staff appointments, buildings and admissions
  • strengthening governance by challenging, monitoring and contributing to school leadership
  • consideration of current church school developments and the sharing of good practices and strategies
  • an understanding of RE, collective worship and SIAMS
  • opportunity to network with other church school governors. 

 

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Tuesday 14th December 2021 10:30Safeguarding Working Group

Meeting of the Safeguarding Working Group via Zoom.

Saturday 25th December 2021 Christmas Day
Friday 31st December 2021 New Years Eve