The Church and Her Children: What Clergy Can & Should Do To Support Children’s Spiritual Development in Schools

Over the course of the last 17 years, since ordination, I have been involved with over 20 schools.  My role has involved being a Governor, taking assemblies, lessons, residentials, celebrations, pastoral care for children and adults and supporting families through tragedy. Most of this has been a complete joy, but on occasions, when expectations are

What is Spirituality and Why is it Important?

People are frequently heard to comment “I’m not religious, but I am spiritual”. While it’s hard, perhaps even silly, to try to define ‘spirituality’, it’s clear that it refers to something people around the world know and feel. Often quite instinctively. Spiritual thoughts, feelings and questions arise when we bump into the edges of what

Strictly RE

On 31 January 2015, The National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE), held their first ever conference, ‘Strictly RE’. Despite having never taught RE, I went along as I thought it would be a good place to learn more about other organisations and people who share the Church Schools of Cambridge’s passion for RE. This

The Church Schools of Cambridge

What is education for? If you are a teacher or educationalist you have probably pondered that question occasionally. I expect that you have decided that it is not just about being able to pass exams in order to get a job. The gift of education is a gift of a life lived to all its