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Christian Distinctiveness

Our Church schools have a distinctively Christian character and ethos.  This page contains materials to help school leaders and governors to develop that character in their schools.

Christian Values and British Values

A document showing the links between Christian Values, British Values and the Fruit of the Spirit.
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Christmas Giving Schemes 2016

In response to request form schools this is a list of Christmas Shoe Box Schemes and other Christmas gift ideas for schools for 2016. Be aware that some are needing filled shoe boxes before half term.
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Developing school and parish links

Ideas for schools and parishes to develop links. These ideas are suitable for links with all schools and colleges, not just church schools.
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Education Sunday 11th September 2016

This document gives some ideas for churches for marking Education Sunday. This year it is the first Sunday of the new academic year. This a perfect opportunity to commission those involved with education at any phase and to support pupils and students as they move to a new year group.
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Remembrance Buttons

Below are the Power Points and ideas used in the opening worship at our termly Heads and Chairs meetings.

They may be suitable for use in school with staff and governors or with the ​pupils following some adaptation. Please feel free to adapt them as you require.

1 Corinthians 13 for Teachers by Rupert Kaye

A version of the page about love written for teachers and school staff. Could be used in a staff meeting or Inset day.
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Opening worship candle prayers

Prayers for our school based around a rainbow of candles
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Below are some of the presentations given by schools about projects, activities or aspects of school life that contribute to their distinctively Christian character.

Celebrating Easter Pause Day outside

All Saints Infant School Tilford took their Easter pause day outside in 2015. Building on the work they do in their first school. Schools without access to woodland are invited to visit and use their grounds.
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Peace Day at Rowledge Primary School

November 2014 Rowledge Primary School took a day thinking about peace in mixed age groups.
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Prayer Space at the Holme Primary School

Presentation given at the spring 2016 meeting by Ruth Worswick Headteacher at The Holme Primary School. Details about their first prayer space in July 2015 and how they have followed it up since.
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Pupil Worship Committees Summer 2015

A collaboration between the pupils worship committees from St Peters Primary School Wrecclesham and Waverley Abbey Junior School Tilford.
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Prayer Spaces are an effective way of ​giving children and young people the opportunity for prayer and reflection in a creative way.  They work well with young children in infant schools and with students in secondary schools and colleges. They are effective for children with a personal  Christian faith, other faiths or no faith.

More information about setting up and running a prayer space can be found on the Prayer Spaces in Schools website.

Free course Getting Started with Prayer Spaces in Schools

The March course is fully booked. To meet demand the course will be run again on Thursday 19th May. Book your place with Jane.whittington@cofeguildford.org.uk
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Getting Started with Prayer Spaces in Schools FREE Workshop NOW FULL

Friday 18th March 10.001m-2.00pm Suitable for school staff: teachers, support staff, governors and volunteers Church representatives: such a youth and children's workers, staff and volunteers Book your place by emailing Jane.whittington@cofeguildford.org.uk
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Hints and Tips for setting up a Prayer Spaces in your School

Some helpful things to consider before you set up a prayer space
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