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.
Climate Justice Learning Journey Poster
This learning journey highlights opportunities for pupils to learn about climate
justice. Intended to be a flexible learning programme, select from the following
suggestions and adapt as appropriate to your context.
The term ‘courageous advocacy’ is the only new concept in the 2018 SIAMS schedule. It has
been widely welcomed by schools and this resource has been produced to explain the idea
and to help schools reflect on how this might help enhance the education they provide for
Resources for Staff Inset September 2021
From the Diocese of Guildford
We first created this resource for use in September 2020. At that time we thought that this was the start of a return to normality in school, how wrong we were. The academic year 20/21 has been incredibly difficult for the whole school community staff, pupils and parents, so we have updated the pack for use in Autumn term 2021. The schools that used the materials last year reported that the impact on staff well-being was significant, with staff still referring to the activities in the summer term.
This pack offers a menu of suggestions that schools could use to create an opportunity for processing what happened in the last school year and reflecting on hopes and fears for the future.
School leaders know their staff and so are best placed to decide which of the suggested prayer and reflection activities will be helpful for their team. Staff should be invited to participate in a way that makes them comfortable. We have suggested some activities that are simply an opportunity to slow down and reflect such as colouring and others that are prayer activities.
In addition to this set of reflective activities this team produce fortnightly reflective videos with prayer activities for school staff, they are posted on twitter by @ChrisCrazySci and on this webpage. Below you will find the videos and reflective activities created during the last year. They may well be relevant to your school staff.
Find the editable resources here: https://www.cofeguildford.org.uk/education/christian-distinctiveness/staff-reflections
Supporting Trans and Non-Binary Staff and Students
This project was funded by the Church Universities Fund and York St John University; it
sought out and listened to the views of trans andnon-binary students and staff, chaplains
from Anglican Foundation universities, and two prominent trans priests in the Church of
England. Interviews provided a set of rich narratives focussed on the lived experiences
of trans and non-binary folk on university campuses and in church environments.
Chaplains provided details regarding their current knowledge and practices, and the
potential for developing their support to trans and non-binary staff and students. All
the recommendations in this report are underpinned by the principles of amplifying and
listening to trans and non-binary voices, and we suggest chaplains build an iterative
listening process into their work to ensure trans and non-binary people define what
support they would like and how it can be delivered effectively.