Support for schools during the Covid-19 pandemic

Thank you to all you headteachers and staff in our schools who have worked so hard and done amazing things in these times.

Not only have you kept the education going for the pupils in your care, you have also made sure that there have been Signs of Faith, Hope and Love.

Please read this letter of thanks from Bishop Libby to all our schools.

Do sign up for the weekly communication from the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership. This is full of inspiration and resources so do make use of it.

This useful Coping Calendar has some sound advice and ways of managing stressful times such as these.

Sadly, it will be probable that we will have to deal with bereavement in our communities over the next weeks and months. 

Here is a useful document about having difficult conversations with children produced by the Diocese of Carlisle. 

Winstons’s Wish has useful resources for helping schools help children and young people who are coping with the death of a loved one, as does the Board of Education at the Diocese of Birmingham. 

However, it is important that we frame our approach to bereavement with the Christian narrative.

Resources have been written to do this:

Grief loss - Diocese of Manchester Board of Education

St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Board of Education

Diocese of Bristol Board of Education

The Church of England has written a service for marking a funeral that you can’t attend as does the Diocese of Southwark.

Collective worship resources for Autumn 2020

Please also bear in mind that we have a box of hard copy resources available from our office that are available for any school to borrow once schools are open again.

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The Diocese of Derby

For SatNav directions, please use DE1 3DR. However, please note that the car park behind Derby Church House (Derby Cathedral Car Park) is contract only Monday-Friday and so unavailable to visitors. Paid parking is available at Chapel Street Multistorey Car Park (DE1 3GU), Park Safe (Bold Lane) DE1 3NT and the Assembly Rooms Car Park (DE1 3AF). Derby Cathedral Car Park is available as paid parking on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Derby Church House

Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

01332 388650


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