Cathedral Education for 18 Plus, including Teachers’ CPD or INSET days

Christ Church CathedralCPD: 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.


Teacher Feedback about CPD events at Christ Church: 2017-2019

January 2017: Icons Study Day

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the icon study day. It was great to learn more about icons from such experts.’

Thank you for an excellent overall experience that will stay in the mind.’

‘….a fantastic, valuable and interesting event.  I feel I have learned so much in a very short period.  Irina was so brilliant and generous in sharing her knowledge and time that was a humbling experience.’ 

March 2017: Bringing the Bible to Life

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…’

‘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’

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.’

January 2018: Holocaust Memorial Day Seminar

Thank you for last week's session to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. It was inspirational. I have fed-back to colleagues at school in both History and RS with ideas and suggestions. It was a very interesting and helpful event, and great to meet others.’

‘Time and space to discuss issues like this is invaluable to teachers. There was rich discussion, having a range of participants at the session and some good take-aways from the event, such as reading list and further information.’

May 2018, our successful week-long Icons course.To book a CPD session please contact Jackie Holderness, Cathedral Education Officer