Counties Schools Work Manual
An extensive guide to help Christians visiting schools across the UK.
Includes advice about:
- running RE classes and training days
- school governing
- taking assemblies
- pastoral support
- running Christian Unions
- plus much more!
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Schools work policy
Principles of Schools' work
- We recognise the importance of a strategic, long term approach to working in and with the school community.
- We seek to assist pupils to evaluate Christianity as a way of life by, for example:
a) helping them to understand basic Christian beliefs;
b) explaining the relevance of Christianity to various areas of life;
c) assisting pupils in forming and/or clarifying their personal values;
d) supporting on-going Christian work in schools;
e) providing a positive experience of meeting Christians;
f) offering personal and professional support for all teachers.
- We believe that Christians have a responsibility to make a positive contribution to the whole community.
- We recognise that schools and colleges are places of education for those of all faiths and none, and seek to work with them in appropriate and respectful partnerships.
- We seek to work in conjunction with school staff and not in isolation.
- We seek to co-operate with other Christians in the school community.
- We seek to identify and make contact with Christians already working in a school before beginning something new.
- We show respect for school administration, staff and parents, and never knowingly undermine them.
- We seek to teach Christian principles, whilst not promoting particular denominations.
We seek to affirm our respect for all individuals irrespective of their beliefs and encourage pupils to think issues through for themselves and express their own viewpoints.
We encourage pupils to “learn from the beliefs and values of Christianity while exploring their own beliefs” in the responses they give.
- We are united in purpose, yet affirm our diversity in approach and style, within these parameters.
Key to Life?
is a new £250,000 mobile education unit which delivers elements of the existing RE syllabus.
Life Exhibition has, with several technical upgrades, been open to schools since 2006 and visited by over 100,000 pupils.
has been used in over 800 UK secondary schools since 2000 and visited by around 500,000 students. In 2016 the units were given a £100,000 upgrade.