Schools and parishes in partnership

Positive relationships between schools and parishes offer rich experiences to young people and their families. The historic partnership between the Church and schools is as vital now as it has ever been. Strong partnerships exist in many parishes, some long-established and some with new Church schools and with the growing number of academies.

‘What makes an effective church/school partnership?

Following the publication of the ‘Church School of the Future Review’ a small group from the team worked with two clergy members of the diocese’s School of Formation, to carry out a small research project. Additional advise was given by a member of staff at the University of Bristol. The subsequent report makes fascinating reading. We are extremely grateful to the six headteachers and their ‘clergy partners’ for their time and willingness to be interviewed.

See the report and resources in Downloads below.

Setting up an ethos committee?

Since September 2013 we have been encouraging all schools and academies to consider setting up an Ethos committee. This group of school leaders, governors and church members will support the school in living out its Christian foundation.

See our Ethos Committees in Diocesan Church Schools download for more information or contact Pauline Dodds or David Williams.

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