Headteachers and Senior School Leaders - training and events

SIAMS for Schools

SIAMS is the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools. This is also known as a Section 48 inspection. This webinar is for headteachers, RE leaders, Collective Worship leads, governors and those who lead on the Christian character of a church school or trust. In this session we will explore the new 2023 SIAMS Framework.

We will cover what the new Framework looks like: the Inspection Structure; the importance of Christian vision; the six Inspection Questions; the judgments; self-evaluations; and the keeping of evidence.

Cost: £25

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Theologically Rooted Christian Vision

SIAMS 2023 asks about your school’s ‘theologically rooted Christian vision’. This session is aimed at schools who are looking to revisit their vision or who already have an established school vision. It will support school leaders to articulate the context of their schools, and to think about how to respond to this theologically. How do you then formulate an effective theologically rooted Christian vision and support your school community in understanding this?

Cost: £25

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Spirituality in Schools

How can we recognise and encourage the creation of space for spiritual development in our schools, enabling all pupils and adults to flourish? This webinar provides the opportunity to explore spirituality in the school context and the SIAMS expectations for Church schools, recognising and valuing spirituality and implementing a school policy for spiritual development. We will share some good practices from schools within our diocese and some key documents that will support you in your development.

Cost: £25

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SIAMS Forum

This is an opportunity to share experiences, anxieties and helpful tips on preparing for SIAMS with colleagues. At this forum there will be opportunity to discuss questions about SIAMS related matters, including self-evaluation; share experiences, helpful tips and best practice; have space to explore and discuss the challenges of the SIAMS inspection; and iscuss the impact of the changes and developments to the SIAMS inspection process.

Cost: Free

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School Leaders and Parish Partners Conference

Join us at Flourish House, Wells, for our 2024 School Leaders conference where we will be welcoming guest speakers Dr Margaret James, National Director of SIAMS for the Church of England  and Paul Rusby, who has been a Headteacher of 3 Church of England Schools, a National Leader of Education, Primary Consultant Leader and School Improvement Partner. 

We would highly recommend School Leaders bring their Parish Partner, Foundation Governor and / or SIAMS Lead  to get the most out of the day. We would ask that all bookings are made through the school office. 

Cost: £45 per delegate

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Headteachers' Retreat

Would you welcome and benefit from the opportunity to step away from school for a short period of time, to reflect on the things that motivate & sustain you in your vocation as a headteacher? This free, one-night residential retreat at Ammerdown Retreat Centre might be the very opportunity you need to consider and replenish your own wellbeing. We need to be replenished in order to lead and inspire others effectively.

Cost: Free

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Heads and Chairs June briefing

We invite the Headteachers, Senior Leaders and Chairs of Governors of all our Church schools to attend a briefing led by members of our Senior Leadership Team and School Advisers from Bath and Wells Education Department online. 

These events are an opportunity to hear updates from us about what we are working on alongside our local authority colleagues and any changes on a national level. 

Cost: Free

Date 26th June 2024

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RE Conference

‘Challenging, relevant and diverse RE’ - a chance to deepen your subject knowledge in Islam, Judaism and Hinduism.

Not to be missed! An exciting RE Conference for all primary RE teachers, with guest speaker Adam Robertson. 

Adam has been a primary teacher for 14 years, much of it spent as a subject leader for RE. In addition, he has worked as a school’s adviser for the Diocese of Bristol for four years, helping schools improve their understanding of RE. Adam has been a member of the NATRE Executive since 2018. He currently works as part of the RE Today team and is adviser to two SACREs in our diocese. Join us at Flourish House for a great day!

Cost: £35 per delegate (includes lunch and refreshments) 

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Contact

For further information please contact Felicity Cobley, email: felicitycobley@bathwells.anglican.org.

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