Discussion headers for initial meetings between potential training incumbents and ordinands.
Unfortunately the DDO does not get a divine command as to where an ordinand should be placed. The focus is always the training needs of the ordinand and the best context to fulfil those. The DDO makes an initial suggestion based on conversations with the ordinand, their profile, the parish profile and the opportunities in the parish. However one of the most important factors is whether the incumbent and new curate will form a good working relationship and this cannot be predicted on paper. Therefore it is very important in the early meetings and negotiations that both incumbent and ordinand explore not only the practical details of a potential curacy, but also each other’s personalities and style.
The outcomes for the training period are set out in the ‘Hind Learning Outcomes’, which are attached. It’s worth having a look at these to see what headings the training is intended to address. You may not need the following suggestions at all, but they are offered as discussion starters to help you both discern if this is a good ‘fit’ or not.