Launch into the summer term by coming to the next East Anglia Schools Workers Forum on Monday 15th April at West Road Church, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3EW. (Please park considerately in nearby residential streets.)
Arrive from 9:30am for coffee before a day packed with opportunities to share ideas, learn, discuss and network with schools workers from across the region.
There will be two main sessions and a choice of several mini sessions throughout the day all of which will include plenty of time for discussion. Whether the subject is familiar to you, or something you’ve not yet considered, the aim is to inspire, inform and involve you in the conversation.
This time we’ll be thinking about:
The Church as a resource – Engaging the church more fully in schools work, and helping schools to recognise the church as a resource, led from both a primary and secondary perspective.
Spiritual development in children and young people – some initial thoughts to set the scene leading to a broader discussion about how we can help schools in their task of encouraging spiritual development and how this benefits young people.
Bite sized – four mini sessions after lunch looking at specific areas. This time:
- Pray for Schools – how can we encourage more people to pray for their local schools?
- Governance – help run your school! Exploring opportunities for Christians to serve as governors.
- Crosses around the world – A creative way of using images of crosses in primary school RE.
- Festivals and Fixtures of the church / school calendars - how to make the most of the church’s seasons and festivals (come prepared to swap ideas).
For all of these session, please come having thought about any examples of good practice or questions they raise for you. Your experience could well be what inspires someone else.
And of course there will be time for a question and answer session to explore and discuss issues relevant to you and your work.
We’ll have plentiful supplies of tea/coffee and will also provide lunch. All this for just £15.
To register send an email to Karen Quinney
Please make cheques payable to SU and either send them to Karen to arrive by 8th April or bring them (or cash) on the day. We’ll provide receipts before you leave. Karen’s address is PO Box 9994, Hinckley, LE10 9ES