Schoolswork Training

This training aims to provide you with all you need to know about supporting your local school with assemblies, RE lessons, SMSC provision, and pastoral work.

The training is for those in full-time, part-time, or voluntary work with children or young people, and will be ideal for any church staff or volunteer who already visits schools or who would like to start going into their local school. In addition to this, the training could be an added bonus to that which is being learnt on an internship.

There are four training days on the course, which are repeated twice throughout the year. You can book a place on one or all of the four training days.

Day 1: Why? What? How?
Essential skills for working in Schools

Principles for supporting local schools and how to equip yourself for this ministry area, including:

The purpose and history of Christians in education

Supporting childhood learning and development

Essential skills and qualities for developing links with schools

Equipping yourself with support and accountability to God and others

Day 2: Going Deeper
Let schools know what you do

Gain more confidence, knowledge and leave with more tools to engage with schools, including:

The current educational legislation

Models and schools terms being used

Supporting your local school and evaluating your work

Understand and work with school policies

Day 3: Sharing Your Message
Why and how good communication works

Effective communication and knowing how to prepare, deliver and reflect on learning sessions, including:

Understanding how Jesus used stories

How to incorporate learning styles into activities

Principles of planning and delivering learning

Storytelling workshop

Day 4: Developing Your Work
Spiritual development, emotional health and wellbeing

Methods for pastorally supporting you, teachers, and children, with an understanding of good emotional health, including:

Principles of chaplaincy or pastoral support and working in a multi-faith environment

Promoting healthy well-being and resilience

Experiential spaces and ideas to take away

The Retreat Experience

Book our training days by contacting or by calling 01273 609484 and ask for Kerry.