This booklet, which launches a new series, serves as an introduction to church schools and their place in God's mission. It argues that church schools are part of what the church is and reflects on the theological models of mission and relationship. It includes also a wealth of introductory information a succinct historical account of the church's role in fashioning our schools system and reference material for further reflection.
How can today's Church of England schools and academies deepen their common vision and purpose? What can schools discover from theri movement's founder, joshua Watson, to inspire them now and underpin future developments? This booklet tells the story of the beginnings of the National Society, which launched mass schooling in England and Wales. Drawing from the heritage church schools share, it offers thoughtful reflection on vital concepts for the present day, such as 'belonging,' 'rooted' and 'narrative'.
Church of England education is now envisioned as becoming 'deeply Christian and serving the common good.' This book establishes how governance in all kinds of church schools can and should be informed by this vision. It has practical details of the range of tasks that is the business of governing boards and. as a guide to church school governance, it provides a resource for a new governor and support for the development of more experienced boards.
Young people today face many challenges both from the society in which they live and the education system that they experience. Schools often say that they are 'doing Christian values' as a way of helping them to face these challenges. This book seeks to encourage schools in this work and to challenge them to 'make them count' by rooting their values within a sound theological framework and with reference to cardinal and theological virtues.
How can the conditions be created in a church school context whereby spirituality can be explored in a meaningful way? This book explores some of the ways in which church school leaders can encourage opportunities for spirituality within an education system that focuses predominantly upon academic achievement. Questions to consider are included so that the issues may be discussed by all stakeholders in the school and there are practical examples which can be adapted and used in different contexts.
Do you ever need that perfect resource for your youth group to make things happen? Do you ever find yourself pushed for time? This book is packed full of material which can be grabbed at the last minute to transform a difficult group into an engaged group. The games and talk sheets in this book are all designed to be user friendly for busy youth workers.