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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 created by the DBE showing the links between Christian Values, British Values and the Fruit of the Spirit.
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Christmas Giving Schemes 2018

A range of charities that distribute shoe boxes or other gifts for life.
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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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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 (DOCX)

Opening Worship Candle Prayers (PPTX)

Opening Worship Puzzle Prayers (PPTX)

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 Pause Day Outside (PPTX)

Peace Day at Rowledge Primary School (PPTX)

Prayer Spaces at The Holme CE Primary (PPTX)

Pupil Worship Committees Summer 2015 (PPTX)


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.

Hints and Tips for Setting up a Prayer Space in Your School (DOCX)

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