Headlines – 7 May 2021

Panda Prayer Trail for ‘Thy Kingdom Come’

Thy Kingdom Come 2021 is an annual global time of prayer (13th-23rd May 2021). As always there are brilliant resources for every age group. Do take look at the

Panda Prayer Trail to share it with children and families in your community. It can be downloaded to print or to edit and can link directly to the Cheeky Panda videos. You can even put the trail up in school for children to find during lunch and playtime.

Click the link for more details, ideas to use it and the downloads.  https://www.adventureswithgod.life/panda-prayer-trail.html


Lament to Action

The Church of England has published its much-anticipated Anti-Racism Taskforce report, ‘From Lament to Action’, containing significant and culture-shifting recommendations for the wider church, and some key educational recommendations. We would encourage all schools to engage with this report, and play their part in ensuring racial justice for all our children, young people and adults.  Read the full report here.


New Statement of Entitlement for Collective Worship

The Church of England have recently published a ‘Statement of Entitlement for Collective Worship.’ You can find it on the DBE website here

“This document has been produced to challenge, to guide and set expectations for Church school communities and diocesan authorities encouraging them to reflect on their practice and to ensure that collective worship remains the relevant and essential component of an education that enables all pupils to flourish and to ‘live life in all its fullness’ John 10:10.”

Jen Jenkins will be including this in her forthcoming CPD session:

Collective Worship Refresher Training on Tues 22nd June 4-5.30pm on Zoom. Book here.


Ten:Ten – RHE Resources written for CofE Schools – Free 3 Week Trial

Ten Ten is a family-run, award-winning organisation that has been working predominantly in Catholic education for 15 years. They use story and drama to speak to hearts and minds.

Their writers and creatives are from a broad range of Christian faith traditions, and they have already been working with Church of England schools for many years. Their name ‘Ten Ten’ comes from the Scripture passage John 10:10.

‘Life to the Full’ is their fully-resourced programme in Relationship and Health Education for Church of England primary schools and is based on their hugely successful programme for Catholic schools (with a few adjustments here and there).

All Church of England schools can sign up for a free, no-obligation 3-week trial to review the full programme.

They are also looking for 50 ‘first adopter’ schools who will receive full access to the programme free-of-charge until the end of this academic year in return for your feedback to help them improve the programme.

You can sign up here – Free 3-Week Trial    Become a First Adopter (50 schools only)


Kickstart Simple

Kickstart help UK schools get Free Support Staff and Funding from the New Government Kickstart Scheme.  Under the scheme, you can get

  • Free Support Staff for up to 18 months
  • £1,500 per Kickstarter for training and setup costs

Many schools are using this to cope with the extra workload from COVID and tight budgets and would enable you to get free staff for the following roles:

  • Office Assistant
  • Catering Assistant
  • Facilities Assistant
  • IT Support.

At no additional cost to you, we enable Schools to access the scheme easily, plus provide support and training including Safeguarding and Health & Safety.

You can find more info here www.KickstartSimple.com/Schools


POP UK – Year 6 Transition

To find out what POP UK has on offer to support Year 6 Transition click on the link 69485 PopUK Y6 Transition eFlyer v2

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