We take post ordination training (POT / IME2) very seriously and aim to make every effort to offer appropriate support and development opportunities as you begin ordained life. Post ordination training takes two forms.
- A series of study days, seminars and conferences, sometimes on a diocesan basis, but mostly within the context of Area curates gathering together during their first three or four years of ministry.
- An ongoing portfolio of work produced in conjunction with Training Incumbents and submitted to the Director of POT.
A number of forms essential to this training are available to support curates and training incumbents through this process. They are:
Forms to be completed
- Role Description and Learning Agreement Form
- Training plan
- POT Summary Record
- Six Month Review
- Eighteen Month Review
- End of Curacy Assessment
- End of Curacy Assessment for Training Incumbents
- Assessment form 1 for a sermon
- Assessment form 2 for a sermon
Resources and information
- Curacy Framework and Post Ordination Training (POT/IME2) overview
- POT Timeline
- Training Incumbent Role Description and Job Specification
- Learning Styles
- Gifts and competencies
- Guidelines for Periodic Review
- Safeguarding: Ordinands and LLM candidates will all need to complete Safeguarding ‘Leadership Level’ training before ordination / licencing. For Ordinands and LLMs training at St Mellitus College this will take place at their TEI (Theological Education Institution). For those studying at St Edmund’s, they will need to do this through the Diocese (current Safeguarding events are listed here). Once ‘Leadership Level’ safeguarding has been completed, a refresher course must be undertaken every three years. It is the responsibility of clergy and LLMs to undertake this training and note when it is due. More information on the Diocese’s commitment and links to the Church of England resources are available online here.