We have funded a variety of research projects and have managed a number of events that explore RE, spirituality, Collective Worship and links between theology and school improvement, as outlined here:
An in-school project working with children and teachers to investigate the current provision of RE and identify improvements that could be made.
Soul Searching: Clergy Roles in Church Schools
The second report on an in-school project working with children and teachers to investigate the current provision of RE and identify improvements that could be made. This report focuses on how clergy with Church school links understand and experience their role.
Spirituality and Collective Worship
A master’s thesis which examines the impact of taking a spiritual approach to collective worship on Year 5 pupils in a multi-faith Church of England school.
This research is sponsored by the Church Schools of Cambridge Trust. The intention is to open up a conversation between theology and education, particularly in the area of school improvement.
Shed for Lent
‘Shed for Lent’ was a schools’ exhibition held in St Philip’s Church, Cambridge.
Lay Chaplaincy in Schools
The Trust, in collaboration with the Diocese of Ely, piloted a Lay Chaplaincy in Schools course to help support people to develop links between schools and the church, and this training forms part of the Authorised Lay Ministry (ALM) programme provided by the Diocese. The pilot started in January 2016 and finished with 10 candidates successfully completing the course, with over half of them already linked with schools throughout Cambridgeshire. The pilot findings have helped inform the Diocese of Ely’s future training offer through the ALM programme. For further information, visit the Diocese of Ely website.