Newsletters & Resources

Very helpful & provocative book that can be used by churches to close the gap between how schools engage with children & churches engage with children:

The Rainbow in the Clouds
As our children and young people return to our schools after this period of lockdown we cannot, and never should, make the promise to them that this will never happen again. What we can do is listen to them. These are resources that will give guidance and support for those working with children and young people in primary and secondary schools and academies

Education Sunday 2021
Education Sunday is on Sunday 12th September. Here are links to some resources you might find useful;

Education Sunday Prayer and Commissioning for those involved in Church Schools 2021
Education Sunday Follow Up 2021
Education Sunday 2021
Why become a church school governor

and there is more using the web links below:

Church School Leaders Conference 2020

The theme for the conference was Joining with Creation with Ruth Valerio as the keynote speaker. You can watch Ruth speaking and answering questions on the links below;

Joining with Creation
Questions and answers with Ruth Valerio
Joining with Creation – So What?
More Questions

Church School Leaders Conference 2019
Nigel Genders Presentation
Creating a Culture of Togetherness – Bishop Paul Williams
Living Well Together, by Rev’d Tom Wilson
Primary Living Wellnottsfinal
Radical Inclusivity – Anna Martin
Building a Learning Community – Rebecca Meredith
Building Bridges with Parents and the Community – Claire Kent
Churches and Schools Working Together – Dom Conidi

Nigel Genders also recommended the below 3 links

Discipling our Children & Parental Responsibility:

Parenting and faith

Kitchen Table Project

A very helpful & provocative book that can be used by churches to close the gap between how schools engage with children & churches engage with children

Getting Your Kids Through Church Without Them Ending Up Hating God



2020 – Report to Synod

Click on the logo to access the websites listed below.

Resources for Leaders


Image result for foundation for educational leadership A partnership by the Church of England for schools, dioceses and universities dedicated to supporting the development of leaders in education through courses and resources.
eD 37 Church in School: From Separate Buildings to Shared Premises Grove Brooks provides stimulating and concise explorations of Christian and ministry for leaders including education.
Image result for the children's society logo National Society that works with the most vulnerable children and young people.

Resources for Teaching

Image result for heartsmart logo Carefully structured approach to character education for primary schools, to help build emotional health and resilience in children Image result for barnabas in schools logo Provides quality creative arts-based Barnabas RE Days for pupils and specialist INSET sessions for teachers.
Image result for scripture union Provides resources for children and young people to explore the Bible. Image result for clewer initiative Lesson plans and collective worship materials for primary and secondary schools on the issue of modern slavery.
RE Resources Centre Multi faith resources for RE in Nottinghamshire available for all schools


Young Leadership Programmes for Christians

Image result for young leadership award archbishop Archbishop of York Young Leaders Award empowers young people to be the change they want to see in their lives whilst developing their leadership skills


Visits and Experiences

Image result for rock uk Christian charity providing outdoor adventure for all Image result for ventures and falcons Holidays for 8-18s packed full of great activities and masses of fun while enjoying the opportunity to explore who Jesus is.
Organises visits for schools to the Minster bringing the history and cultural experiences to life

Arts Experiences for Children

Image result for pop uk Social, moral,spiritual and culture learning for school through offering music workshops Image result for ocarina workshop Offering accessible music for every child and teacher
Image result for saltmine trust Saltmine Theatre work with primary and secondary schools, offering productions that look at the Christian story, presenting Christian values in innovative ways.



Education Sunday
Education Sunday – Powerpoint
Education Sunday  – Booklet 
Education Sunday –   Prayer & Commissioning Church Schools
Education Sunday – Prayer & Commissioning – General

Bereavement Documents
Attitudes to Death
Receiving Sad News
Breaking Sad News: words to help
Guidelines for breaking news of a death to a class or assembly
Contacts and Communication
Sample memos letters and school website notices
Memorials and funeral services
Journeying Through Bereavement in Schools by Ian Terry – Helping Children Cope with Grief
Journeying Through Bereavement in Schools by Ian Terry – Major Incident Plan

Liturgies and Services
Welcome & Commissioning Service for Headteachers
Powerpoint for new Headteacher Welcome Service (002)