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  • Sr Judith Russi
    Sr Judith Russi

    Sister Judith Russi SSMN has worked for many years in all fields of Catholic education, teaching, leadership, advisory, Section 48 inspection and teachers’ professional development.

    Sister Judith is the author of a variety of Catholic education books at primary, secondary and sixth-form levels. As a passionate national speaker and curriculum developer she continues to pioneer many innovative and challenging educational initiatives.

    Sister Judith is Director of Educarem and leads the Building the Kingdom Curriculum Programme across the UK.

Don Bosco House


Don Bosco House
Coventry Road, Coleshill, B46 3EA


Thu 30 Jun 2022


09:00 - 15:00

Building the Kingdom: Module 5 of 5

Focus: Catholic Life
For: SLT and class teachers responsible for designing the curriculum


Developing a radical 21st century curriculum in a Catholic School:  contextualising the National Curriculum within the beliefs and values of the Catholic tradition.

Focuses delegates on wider curriculum opportunities to reinforce SMSC and Catholic Social Teaching across a range of subject areas, thereby contextualising learning in line with the mission of a Catholic School.

Supports teachers and SLT to shape their curriculum design using the beliefs and values of our Catholic faith ensuring that the design, implementation and impact is evident to ensure your curriculum is distinctive.

We are proud to be working in partnership with the BDES and Sister Judith to provide this CPDF.

Multiple Sessions:

This is a five day CPDF. All five sessions must be attended. Non-attendance at days will result in a charge.

  • [1] Tue 6 July 2021
  • [2] Mon 8 November 2021
  • [3] Wed 9 February 2022
  • [4] Tue 17 May 2022
  • [5] Thu 30 June 2022

Please note: If you have booked one of these dates, then we will automatically book you on the others. So you only need to submit one booking.

Director’s Note:

An amazing opportunity to review how your own bespoke curriculum mapping reinforces Catholic Social teaching and SMSC. Big questions of purpose and meaning that arise through the Liturgical year are explored. Delegates are provided with the building blocks to engage students with the skills needed to be agents for a Spirit fuelled transformation of society. Delegates will work with Sr Judith Russi SSMN to consider approaches that will promote critical and higher order thinking skills across the curriculum. Developing a wide range of creative strategies for moving learning into action, faith in action; and will be supported to enable students to develop their advocacy skills for change for those in the greatest need in society.

This CPDF is great for staff responsible for curriculum design. Schools that already follow BTK- this would be great for staff who are joining your school this year, so they really ‘get it’. (Negotiate a way for them to attend Day 1 in July-first day is essential)

New to BTK? Send staff that will make a difference, that will drive this forward.

This is NOT for your RE leader (although they are welcome) it is a whole curriculum approach)

As Headteacher, I introduced BTK to our school, it was transformational to out curriculum and to the way we thought as a community. I wholeheartedly recommend this.

Note-the partnership and BDES are working together to present this opportunity. Take it now.