Training

ECT Enhancement Series - All Modules - £110.00

Led by Jane Whittington, Schools Officer for Christian Distinctiveness, this short series of three enhancement modules is designed to help teachers understand what is unique about working in a church primary school and provide plenty of practical ideas to use in their classroom the next day. 

1. Building Community - Through your School Vision and Values

In this session we will consider: 

  • What is unique about your school’s vision and values. 
  • How to thread your school values throughout  the curriculum. 
  • Ideas for educating your pupils to be part of both  the school and local community. 
  • What is means to educate your pupils to be  global citizens.  
  • Where to find good global citizenship resources.

SIAMS Link Session 1 – The school vision and values thread through the whole of SIAMS, they are inspected in detail under strand 1 of the schedule. Community and living well together are inspected under strand 4 of the schedule.

2. Considering the Big Questions - Through Religious Education 

In this session we will consider: 

  • The special place of RE in a church school context. 
  • The Church of England expectations for RE in  church schools. 
  • What makes a quality RE lesson? 
  • How RE contributes to pupil’s understanding of diversity and global citizenship. 
  • Where to find good RE resources.

SIAMS Link Session 2 – The impact of RE is inspected under strand 7 of the schedule.

3. Improving Pupil Mental Health and Wellbeing – Though Spiritual Development and Reflection 

In this session we will consider: 

  • Some definitions of spiritual development. 
  • Some of the links between spiritual development and mental health and wellbeing 
  • How to thread spiritual development through the whole curriculum. 
  • Practical ideas for providing opportunities for reflection and prayer in the classroom. 
  • Where to find good reflection and prayer resources.

SIAMS Link Session 3 – Mental Health and wellbeing are inspected under strand 4 of the schedule as part of community and living well together. Spiritual development is inspected as part of wisdom, knowledge, and skills under strand 2 of the schedule, opportunities for reflection are inspected as part of strand 6 collective worship.

This modular series is suitable for both teachers who are in their first or second year of teaching and for experienced teachers who are teaching in a Church of England primary school for the first time.  

This series is tailored for teachers working in the Anglican Diocese of Guildford, therefore we recommend teachers in other dioceses contact their local diocesan education team for information about support that they offer.

Standard Price
Universal £140 (£168 inc VAT)
GDBE elevate CORE £110
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Venue

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Tutors

Jane Whittington, Schools Officer RE and Christian Distinctiveness

Jane has been a school’s officer with the Diocese of Guildford since 2013.  Before that she taught in primary schools in Surrey and Hampshire, this included headships in both church and community schools.

Jane set up one of the first prayer spaces in her school in 2008 and currently is a networker for the Prayer Spaces in Schools team, in this role she assists with training and writing materials.  Jane is an assessor for the Christian Aid Global Neighbours awards.

In her current role Jane provides training and support for school leaders, teachers, and governors in the areas of Christian distinctiveness, vision and values in church schools, spiritual development, Religious Education, collective worship,  PHSE and developing links with their parish church.  She works with diocesan colleagues to train clergy and church volunteers.

Areas of specialism: Christian distinctiveness, vision and values in church schools, spiritual development, Religious Education, collective worship, PHSE in church schools, school and church links.

Role within the Diocese: School’s Officer with responsibility for Christian Distinctiveness