02 Sep COVID update, September 2020
This post is just to let everybody know what is happening with Candle Conferences in the period up until Christmas 2020. Our website will be updated shortly with further details, as online booking goes live.
Obviously enough, we will not be running any live events this Autumn. Despite this, we are conscious that your A Level and GCSE students should not miss out on more of the richness of the educational experience than is necessary, and that many teachers will want to continue or even step up their CPD at this time, as we all respond to a changing work environment.
To this end Candle will be offering a range of online events and CPD opportunities this term, including…
1. An enhanced range of affordable, flexible Bespoke Events that we will run online specially for your school. These will include exciting programs designed for GCSE Religious Studies and Year 13 A Level Religious Studies groups, accompanied by our invaluable student resources, as well as events to support the broader curriculum and for for Gifted and Talented students.
2. In November, a national lecture-series for Year 13 A Level Religious Studies students, taking a close look at the problem of Evil and Suffering and exploring the synoptic links between this and other topics across the specifications. Again, this will provide students with a rich pack of resources to accompany and extend beyond the lectures.
3. A unique series of twilight CPD events for teachers, offering a unique opportunity to enhance A Level subject knowledge related to selected topics in Philosophy of Religion, Ethics and Christian Thought and to acquire teaching ideas and resources.
Memberships of our Friends of Candle Conferences scheme will be extended for another 12 months in the light of the current situation and discounts for all the above events will be made available to Friends.
We will be posting information about our plans for 2021 as soon as we are able to do so.
In the mean time, we hope that you stay safe and are able to enjoy a peaceful and productive return to the classroom.
With our best wishes,
Dr Peter and Charlotte Vardy