Special events



New and acting Headteacher induction

As part of Headteacher induction an informal meeting is taking place each term throughout this academic year for any substantive/acting headteachers who are in their first year of post. This term’s session is on Tuesday 02 March. An invitation via email will be sent out with the zoom links by Ayanda Reiss at end of February 2021, a week before the event. Reflections will be led by the Rt Revd Mark Davies, Bishop of Middleton.

Date: 02 March

Venue: Via Zoom - Zoom invitations and links will be sent out a week before by Ayanda Reiss.


Peer Support Networks

After the success of our previous Peer Support Networks in November 2020, which focussed on ‘Growing Faith’ and ‘Wellbeing’ for school leaders, we are happy to announce this term’s sessions and dates.

Peer Support Networks aim to meet the needs of specific school communities, with the vision stemming from the need to develop Called, Connected and Committed leaders within both primary and secondary school settings. Sessions can be accessed by all school leaders at any level, from Headteacher to Middle Leader, Clergy to Governor. Even if you weren't able to make the last ones, feel free to join us this term.

Please book a place at: bookings@manchester.anglican.org


Growing Faith PSN dates:

16 March 10:30 – via Zoom

20 April 10:30 – via Zoom


Well-being PSN dates:

23 March 14:00 – via Zoom

24 March 10:30 – via Zoom – repeat of 23/03/21

22 April 14:00 – via Zoom

23 April 10:30 – via Zoom – repeat of 22/04/21


Diocesan Annual School Leaders Conference

Change of Date for Diocesan School Leaders Conference.

Save the date: Thursday 21 October 2021

Friday 30 April 2021 has now been cancelled.


‘Creation, Climate and Curriculum: In the beginning God created…’

Venue: Lion of Vienna Suite, Whites Hotel, Bolton

The Rt Revd Mark Davies, Bishop of Middleton and the Education Team are looking forward to welcoming Heads, senior leaders, governors and clergy to our conference, looking forward to net zero carbon by 2030.

Bookings will open on Monday 01 March 2021. The cost is £100pp SLA membership, or £140pp non SLA membership.

This will be our first paperless conference and we will be welcoming speakers based on our theme. There will also be workshops and online interactivity too.


Y6 Leavers Services 2021

We are very excited to announce dates for the 2021 Y6 Leavers’ Services below, with further details to follow. We anticipate that bookings will open on Monday 01 March.

Thank you for your patience at this time. Please do not ring or email to enquire until we have further confirmation. Be reassured that we will be in touch.

Dates: 10-18 June 2021

Venue: TBC


Retired Headteachers Thanksgiving Service

This service was cancelled due to COVID-19. We are happy to announce that a new date is now in place for 2021. Please see below for details.

A Thanksgiving Celebration for Retired Heads, with Evensong will now take place on Wednesday 16 June 2021,17:00.

Invitations will be sent out in the Spring Term this year.


Church School Governance Conference

Places are limited so please book early. The cost is £30pp if in SLA, £50pp if not in SLA. Please discuss payment with your school before booking a place. The conference will include a reflection by the Rt Revd Mark Davies, Bishop of Middleton, a Keynote speaker and a choice of workshops for governors to attend.

Bookings can be made at: bookings@manchester.anglican.org

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021,  09:30-13:00

Venue: Church House, Manchester



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