Training and support

image from LifePathThe Education Department aims to empower churches and schools through support and training.  We offer a range of courses designed to meet the needs of our church schools, equipping them with the tools to identify and develop their Christian distinctiveness and ethos.

In this academic year, we have run courses for new headteachers, RE courses and preparing for SIAMS.  These were in addition to regular courses and events such as governor training and the ever popular Year 6 Leavers’ Services at Gloucester Cathedral.

RE Hub Meet-ups

These will be informal meetings around the Diocese to meet up, share ideas and explore Understanding Christianity and the new syllabus together. These dates are subject to change so please book a place with the appropriate hub leader.

· Cheltenham
@Holy Trinity CofE Primary School with Lynda Britton: Thursday 22nd June 3.45pm

· South Glos
@ St Marys CofE Primary School Thornbury with Graham Pike: Thursday 22nd June at 4pm.

· Cotswolds
@St David’s with Karen Harding: Tuesday 27th June 3.45pm

· Cirencester/Stroud
@ Powells CofE School with Sue Hudson & Lucie Mitchell: Thursday 29th June at 4pm

· Cheltenham
@St James CofE School with Caryn Smith: Wednesday 28th June 3.45pm

· Forest of Dean
@ St Briavels Cof E Primary with Robyn Howells & Bernie Kilty: Monday 3rd July 3.45pm

· Tewksbury/North Gloucester
@ Hartpury CofE Primary School with Rosie Marks & David Scorer: Tuesday 4th July 4pm

· Gloucester
@Barnwood CofE Primary with Julia Matson & Rachel Millard: Thursday 6th July at 4pm

Understanding Christianity: Registration

To have access to all resources electronically, register at

You will then be asked for your trainer code: Hel-875

Please register only once making sure the material will be available for your whole school.

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