CPD Days or Peace and Quiet Days for Teachers and TAs in UK schools

Christ Church Cathedral

Full or half day sessions available:

Come on an inset day to Christ Church Cathedral. Explore how the Cathedral’s sacred space can enhance the RE curriculum and offer cross-curricular opportunities as well.

We organise special CPD opportunities on specific themes for teachers to meet colleagues from different schools, but you can also come, as a whole staff, to develop your planning or refine your RE curriculum or collective worship, while also spending some time together as a School Staff in stillness, reflection, or collective worship.

Opportunities for Teachers and Teaching Assistants to:

- learn mindfulness and meditation techniques to allow yourself space for your own spiritual life.

- consider your own spiritual needs and those of the children you teach.

- discover the hidden meaning of church buildings, their stories, signs and symbols.

- examine how sacred spaces can contribute to children’s learning across the curriculum.


A half-day Quiet day/CPD session  for teachers /TAs (10-12.00 or 14.00-16.00) £10 per participant and a minimum of £50 per group (plus VAT).

A full-day session for teachers/TAs (10-15.00) £20 per participant and a minimum of £100 per group (plus VAT).

A finger buffet can be provided at less than £10 per participant. Please ask for the menus available.

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'Thank you so much for today it was truly inspiring.  I really enjoyed it and felt that it had a good mix of information, relaxation and interest.' Teacher in Oxfordshire school.

'What a fab day we've just had - it was brilliant!!  I must admit that I didn't know quite what to expect, but I enjoyed everything so much.  The meditation techniques offered a real insight into just how busy my poor old brain must be and I am determined to put into practise what I have learnt today.  The day gave me the opportunity to think about ME - how often do we get the chance to do this?!' Teacher in Oxfordshire school.

To book a CPD session please contact Jackie Holderness, Cathedral Education Officer

Telephone 01865 286003

education@chch.ox.ac.uk or jacqueline.holderness@chch.ox.ac.uk