Anam Cara Educational Support Ministry

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   A TERMLY INTER-DIOCESAN OPPORTUNITY FOR

      HEADTEACHERS CONSIDERING RETIREMENT;

    THOSE ABOUT TO RETIRE; AND FOR RECENTLY

                    RETIRED HEADTEACHERS -

 

 

A CHANCE TO MEET, TO DISCERN A WAY FORWARD, SHARE NEW INSIGHTS AND TO CELEBRATE EUCHARIST AND LUNCH TOGETHER:

            3 TIMES OVER THE YEAR 2011/12

 

 

                    (Course Ref: AC01 / AC10)

 

                     Friday 25th November 2011

                        Friday 23rd March 2012

                         Friday 22nd June 2012

 

 

   10.00  for a 10.30 start ending each day for 14.30

 

 

St Bede's Pastoral Centre, York - just four minutes

walk from the railway station

 

 

Our termly gatherings are intended for those who are considering retiring from the ministry of headteacher of a Catholic School; those who are retiring this year; and for those who have retired as a Catholic Headteacher.

WHY.......?   Because we believe that stepping down from the important ministry of Headship of a Catholic school is a transition that should be recognised, celebrated and reflected upon.

 

It's a huge change, often a huge decision and offers opportunities for wonderful new beginnings to explore and experience. For those who have retired, our meetings offer a termly opportunity to meet with friends and former colleagues in a relaxed environment, share experiences, celebrate Eucharist and have lunch together ... and maybe afterwards to spend sometime in York.

 

The day will be facilitated by Frank and Sue McDermott. (Sue took early retirement from headship in 2005 and Frank retired from his full-time diocesan role in 2006. Both remain involved in education through the ministry of Anam Cara and Rainbows in addition to enjoying retirement from full-time work)

 

Cost:

 

Booking Reservations:

Please book as soon as possible as there are limited places available. Simply complete the on-line booking form or email or phone Anam Cara - we'll confirm your reservation and send you an invoice later.

 

 

 

OUTLINE PROGRAMME FOR EACH OF OUR DAYS:

 

10.00  Arrivals from 10.00 onwards, coffee

 

10.30  Welcome, introductions, opening prayer and story

          telling on the the theme of "Retirement from

          Headship - positive, negative, scary or

          wonderful"

 

11.30  Coffee and cake

          

11.50  Shared Wisdom..........an opportunity for sharing

          new developments, new resources, new ideas

 

12.45  Celebration of Eucharist in the Chapel

 

13.30  Lunch in the Bar Convent

 

14.30  Departure following lunch.....maybe shopping in

         York. A walk by the river.....talking further with 

         friends and colleagues....or a gentle return to home

         or work before the rush hour.... 

 

 

 

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  Dedicated Headship Time; Managing Life Work Balance for Leaders of Church Schools

 

  

 

Then why not ‘BEGIN WITH THE HEART’ and

“...Come away and rest with me awhile”

 Mark 6:31

 

·        Unique termly, inter-diocesan, opportunities for two days of structured reflection, refreshment and prayerful contemplation.

 

·        Time to be: to replenish your spirit, rejoice in your accomplishments and re-imagine your work and ministry

 

 

The King’s Head Hotel Conference Centre, Masham, North Yorkshire

 

(10 min off the A1, some 30 minutes south of Darlington and 30 minutes north of Wetherby)

 

Opportunities will be provided for structured reflection, offloading, sharing next practise and thoughtful prioritisation in the company of colleagues and friends. Bookings welcome for one, two or three termly experiences from individuals or small groups of headteachers or leadership teams. Discounts are available for more than one booking and for small groups.

 

 

 

Please contact Frank and Sue for dates

 

 

 

Anam Cara, 86 Station Rd, Hatfield, Doncaster DN7 6QL Tel/Fax 01302 846532 email: anam.cara@btconnect.com www.anamcara.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anam Cara Educational Support Ministry