This webinar is the first opportunity for the NICER team to present an update of the initial findings related to the funded project.
As well as hearing about the research findings, there will also be an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and practice in smaller discussion groups that focus on two key questions:
- Who is listening to the chaplains?
- Where are the opportunities to nurture spiritual resilience in year 7 induction programmes?
About the Project
Consolation and hope in a time of crisis is a two-year funded research project beginning in June 2021. It aims to investigate how experienced chaplains from Church of England and Catholic sectors can help mitigate the consequences of the various aspects of loss and suffering, caused by Covid-19 disruption, for year 7 pupils during their induction year. The project has a particular interest in pupils disproportionately disadvantaged by Covid-19 disruption, including pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds and pupils receiving pupil premium.
For further information on our work, please go to: https://nicer.org.uk/spiritual-resilience
Dr Ann Casson
Ann Casson is a senior research fellow at the National Institute for Christian Education Research (NICER) at Canterbury Christ Church University. Prior to becoming a full-time researcher, she taught Religious Education in secondary schools in the North East of England. Her present research project is Faith in the Nexus - investigating how schools and churches contribute to the spiritual development of young people.
Ann has twenty years experience of RE teaching in the secondary school sector. As well as successfully leading RE departments, Ann was also an Assistant Headteacher responsible for teaching and learning. She joined the NICER team in May 2020 as the Research and Development Leader and has particular interests in leadership in a Christian school context; spiritual and faith development of young people and cross- curricular Christ-centred teaching and learning.