Chaplaincy and Hope
‘Chaplaincy and Hope’ - A snapshot of the story and impact of chaplaincy across Bath and Wells.
Church of England Christmas Theme 2021
At the Heart of Christmas - Making the most of your church's digital presence at Christmas time. A recording of the webinar can be accessed by this link
Anti-Racist Curriculum Development for teachers - supporting better practice in Scotland's schools.
Introduction to Anti-Racist Curriculum Development is a guide for teachers, aimed at supporting better practice in Scotland's schools.
All teachers in Scotland should feel confident in building a curriculum that meets the needs of a diverse range of learners and improves relationships between children and young people. This can feel like a challenge when divisive influences, bias and stereotypes are present in our society. Anti-racist approaches can help to mitigate against these influences, creating a better environment for learning.
The guide outlines why anti-racist approaches are important in curriculum development, and explores the barriers that have hampered race equality in education. It then goes on to explore three key components for developing anti-racist approaches to curriculum development:
• Decolonising the curriculum
• Building intercultural competence
• Reducing racism, prejudice and discrimination
It also includes a self-reflection template to help teachers to consider their work from an anti-racist perspective.
A customisable Word version of the template can be downloaded here.
Anti-racist RE Free resources for Religious Education
The Free Churches Group and Methodist Schools are delighted to be able to offer these resources free of charge to teachers. They have been written and developed by Lat Blaylock from RE Today Services, and a team of teacher-volunteers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds has provided valuable contributions.
In our society it is no longer sufficient to be non-racist, but we need to be equipped to be anti-racist. Many members of the Free Churches Group are engaged in their own conversations about how to combat the inequalities in our society. These resources are a tangible expression of that concern and a contribution to engage with the issues in the public square.
Black History Month Toolkit
For Primary Schools, Secondary and FE settings - this toolkit focuses on mental health themes, helping school staff to explore ideas around diversity, self-belief, identity and the impact of racism on those that experience it.