This is a one-day course for clergy, laity, school heads/SLT and governors who wish to develop the relationship between the local church and the local school in a way that is mutually beneficial and enriching. It will seek to combine an understanding of the diocesan vision of being more Christlike for the sake of God’s world – Contemplative, Compassionate and Courageous – with the essence of being a strong and dynamic church school as articulated in the new SIAMS schedule.
This course will offer participants the opportunity to:
- Articulate and audit the current relationship between the school and the church
- Re-imagine new ways of understanding and building the relationship
- Explore some resources which support healthy church/school relations such as:
- The new Diocesan Contemplative Toolkit (an Ignatian daily tool designed to deepen school spirituality and improve mental health/wellbeing)
- The Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award (a very popular character development scheme used in over 600 schools)
- BeSpace (Prayer Spaces in Schools)
- Discuss next steps for the relationship, such as establishing Chaplaincy, or seeking Common Vision Development Funding
By the end of the course participants will:
- Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the current church/school relationship in their context
- Have a deeper understanding of possibilities and resources available to support the Church/School relationship
- Feel confident about next steps in developing the relationship
Target Audience: This course is designed for clergy, laity and school leadership who are actively looking to develop the relationship between the school, the church and the wider local community.
Leaders: Charlie Kerr & Angela Curran-Smith
Cost*: Schools in Diocesan Service Level Agreement: £95 (+VAT) per delegate
Schools not in Diocesan Service Level Agreement: £140 (+VAT) per delegate
*Includes tea, coffee and lunch
To book: please click the link below.