Paul Barber & Nigel Genders - A View From The Bridge
Paul Barber was appointed Director at the Catholic Education Service in December 2012. He was formerly director of education at the Diocese of Westminster.
Nigel Genders was appointed as the Chief Education Officer for the Church of England and General Secretary of the National Society.
As the Church of England's Chief Education Officer, Nigel has lead responsibility for the development of the Church's strategies and policies for education - in schools, colleges and universities, and in parishes, deaneries and dioceses - to promote the highest quality of educational practice and to promote and support the Church's voluntary work among children and young people.
Mary Marshall - Where the Spirit Leads
Mary Marshall teaches New Testament Studies at the University of Oxford, where she is a Fellow at St Benet’s Hall. She is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Outreach for the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the Faculty there. Before moving into Higher Education, she was a secondary school teacher of Religious Education. Mary’s principal research interests engage early Christianity’s relationship(s) with and within contemporary Judaism.
Christie Spurling, N-Gage - Children On The Edge of Exclusion
Looking at issues young people face. Reasons for educational and social exclusion. Risks if they are left to struggle. Thinking through strategies for managing disengaged young people. And what does and doesn’t work. Exploring examples of innovative ideas that tackle this issue of where and how the Spirit leads, in conversation with the wider scope of the conference.
Lindsay Collins - Chaplaincy and Adolescent Mental Health Issues
In this seminar Lindsay Collins looks at ways in which Chaplaincy can support and develop positive attitudes to mental health in schools through our theology, our pastoral care and our own example. Lindsay will also discuss some of the mental health illnesses that are most prevalent in our young people and examine ways in which we can not only support those suffering from these illnesses, but help to change the environment, language and hidden messages that exacerbate these issues.of where and how the Spirit leads, in conversation with the wider scope of the conference.