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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)
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
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....
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”
· 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: firstname.lastname@example.org www.anamcara.org.uk