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21 Mar

Diocesan Primary Deputy and Assistant Headteachers’ Conference 2019

March 21 @ 10:00 am - March 22 @ 2:30 pm
“FANTASTIC! So many ideas, questions, suggestions to take back in to school and some very clear ideas as to how I can strengthen my school and team. I will be using a lot of this information to shape our vision”
“Brilliant. Quietly inspirational- exactly what we needed”


Registration will open at 10:00 on Thursday 21st March.

Conference Speakers

Nikolaas Sintobin SJ will offer both an experience and a reflection on the use of YouTube as a path to the soul. Visual storytelling can be considered as a contemporary means to offer people an experience of interiority. The Ignatian spiritual pedagogy offers a most suitable canvas to allow small groups of people – young as well as older – to explore what happens in their soul.

Nikolaas Sintobin SJ joined the Society of Jesus in 1989, after a short career as a lawyer. He trained as a Jesuit in Paris and Santiago (Chile) and specialized in Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy. He has been working in education for 10 years. His focus today is Internet Apostolate.



Ged Flynn is Chief Executive of the national charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide. PAPYRUS was founded in 1997 by parents who had lost a child to suicide.  PAPYRUS covers the whole of the UK from its bases in London, Cheshire and the West Midlands. It runs a national helpline called HOPELineUK for children and young people with thoughts of suicide and anyone worried about them. PAPYRUS also delivers suicide prevention and intervention training as well as being a campaigning organisation.

Ged studied theology and philosophy at Durham before undertaking postgraduate studies in Pastoral Leadership in Dublin. He is a member of HM Government National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group and its equivalent body in Welsh Government.  He also represents PAPYRUS on various other national bodies such as the National Police Working Group on Suicide Prevention and the National Suicide Prevention Alliance. He has a particular interest in grief education and how we experience and deal with significant change and loss.



Fr. Dermott Donnelly is a priest of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and is currently the Cathedral Dean and Head of Department for Youth Services.  He chairs CYMFED, the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation of England and Wales which is made up of the principal youth officers of all diocese, religious orders, movements and organisation. CYMFED are the organisers of FLAME the bi-annual youth event  which takes place in Wembley Arena.

Fr. Dermott has spent most of his priesthood involved in developing youth ministry in the North East of England where he was part of a team that formed YMT (Youth Ministry Team) and built the Emmaus Youth Village.


Liturgy and Music

At the heart of cjm|music‘s mission and vision is a commitment to resourcing pastoral musicians, liturgical ministers, worship leaders, teachers and catechists; engaging the skills of young people and to serving the church through the ministry of music and liturgy.

We live in a time of great change and opportunity. The Second Vatican Council set in motion a process of liturgical renewal that is still working itself out in the Church today.

cjm|music stands within this tradition, firmly committed to being actively involved in this process of continuing liturgical renewal, in the hope that “those who approached the Liturgy with faith can take part fully aware of what they are doing, actively engaged in the rite and enriched by its effects” (Sacrosanctum Concillium).

cjm|music believe that CatechesisEvangelisation, and Liturgy are inseparable strands of the life of the Church; each informing and giving resonance to the other in turn. cjm|music seeks to bring these strands together in a way that is creative and accessible for people of all ages and walks of life.





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Event Details

Date: March 21 @ 10:00 am - March 22 @ 2:30 pm
Time: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Venue: Norton Park Hotel, Winchester
Address: Norton Park
Organizer Name: Diocesan Team