Teachers’ CPD or Inset days

Christ Church CathedralFull 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.

Teacher Feedback  CPD day: March 8th 2017

“Excellent day”…Really useful”

“Valued opportunities for discussion”

“Lots of ideas to take back to school! Thanks!”

“Very thought-provoking”

“Fascinating speakers”

“Very interesting, very practical, very powerful”….

“I would just like to reiterate how much I enjoyed the conference yesterday at Christchurch Cathedral.  The speakers were wonderful, the college extremely hospitable and the cathedral magnificent! We learned a great deal, and would like to warmly thank you for your organisation of the day.” (Education Officer, Coventry Cathedral)

CPD Day 2017 participants in the McKenna Room“Thank you very much for a very stimulating CPD day and especially for sending the links through, which will be very useful. Thank you for the brilliant way you looked after us all and the very interesting tour of the cathedral.” (Teacher, Oxfordshire)

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