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a leader must also have faith in the people she is to lead
to see good in them and raise them to higher achievement
through praise not condemnation, encouragement not criticism

Rt Rev'd Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester

CPD - 2017 - 2018

* Governor Training - Several dates coming up.


Please click on PDF flyers below for further information.

Future Events:


* Understanding Christianity 2016-2017 - Tuesday, 24th April 2018

We are hosting a 'support meeting' during the summer term of 2018 which will be an opportunity for people to explore further how the programme is rolling out in their schools and to share their work with others.


* RE Coordinator Development Meeting with Fiona Moss - Wednesday, 2nd May 2018


* Annual Headteacher Conference - 21st & 22nd June 2018 - INFORMATION HERE


* Early Years - Leadership and Practice, led by colleagues from Early Excellence - Tuesday, 26th June 2018


* RE Partnership Conference at Beaumanor - 11th October 2018 - INFORMATION HERE

About our CPD Events:

The CPD programme for 2017 – 2018 builds on the programme of events from last year to support schools and academies across a range of disciplines. The programme of CPD aims to support the DBE’s vision, of ‘Transforming the lives of children and young people’. Through being:


Effective: As a result of visionary leadership and inspirational teaching, children and young people in the Diocese of Leicester achieve excellence. They are well-rounded and confident with a strong sense of self-worth. As learners transformed, they in turn transform their communities.


Distinctive: Unequivocally Christ-like, our schools offer children and young people the opportunity to hear the Christian response to life’s big questions. Christian Worship is invitational, offering the whole school community an opportunity for renewal and to encounter the person of Jesus Christ. Religious Education is exemplary, enabling a genuine understanding of the role of faith and belief in modern society.


Rooted: Our schools are rooted in prayer, partnership with parish and wider community and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Children and young people receive excellent Religious Education equipping them with a firm knowledge of the Christian faith and other key faiths.


Inclusive: Like Jesus himself, our schools are ‘scandalously inclusive’. Children and families from all faiths and none are welcomed, respected and cherished. Serving the community in which they are placed, our schools exemplify, ‘love your neighbour’.

Please see the full CPD brochure below:

CofE Foundation for Educational Leadership


We are delighted that Leicester will be involved in the work of the Church of England’s Foundation for Educational Leadership from this autumn. The Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership is a partnership of schools, diocese, universities and others dedicated to supporting the development of leaders in education working a vision for education based on a Christian view of 'life in all its fullness' (John 10:10). Schools within the diocese are invited to get involved in the Foundation’s work, which offers Peer Support Networks (from autumn 2017) and a leadership programme for aspiring headteachers (the CofEPQH) starting in January 2018. There will also be a regional conference and other opportunities.


You can find out more about how schools in Leicester Diocese can get involved HERE

Governance - Firm Foundations


There are a range of dates available for Part 1 and Part 2 of the DBE's governor training. These sessions are open to all governors, not just Foundation governors:


Part 1 Details

Part 2 Details


Details on the support available to governors can be found HERE

Understanding Christianity


Now entering the second phase of training we are offering support for existing users of Understanding Christianity as well as still offering a training programme for those who wish to use the resources. More information HERE


We are delighted to once again have Education Consultant Heather Osgood work with us to support NQTs in church schools. In addition Fiona moss from RE will support session so that colleagues can really start to understand what it means to work in a church schools. If you are entering your 2nd year or new to church school you are most welcome to attend these sessions, get in touch to discuss which session will be most appropriate for you.