Churches and Schools Working Together

Churches can be involved in the life of schools in their parishes in so many ways regardless of whether they are are church schools or not.

For questions and ideas to promote thinking and discussion about how churches should place schools at the heart of their mission, download this leaflet.

The following titles from the Grove Book Education series are helpful in exploring churches and schools working together:

Church Schools: A Mission-Shaped Vision;

Churches Linking with Schools;

Churches and Dioceses Resourcing Community Schools.

5 quick and easy ideas to help churches use their church buildings as a curricular and spiritual resource for schools click and here are another 5 ideas.  These have been designed so it can be used as a bookmark once printed and copied.

If you are looking for an exciting way for churches to support their local school Pop Connection might be the right thing for you. Schools, church and the local community are brought together through music and the sharing of key Christian ideas. A few churches and schools in Derby Diocese have taken part in this project. Here you will find a presentation telling you about the experience of one of these, St Peters church and St Johns school, Belper.