Clergy Links

Our School links to the local Clergy
The school has extremely positive links with local parish church. In the past, local clergy have been on the governing body and when school is operating in the normal manner we have weekly contact through collective worship and curriculum input.  Our Chair of Governors is a Lay Preacher for a local church.
The Open the Book Group are valued members of the school community and visit weekly to share Bible Stories.
They and our Vicar, Mother Alison are frequently invited to join us for our Community lunches and school events.
The Vicar has supported us in setting up our Ethos group and offers support for families and children in preparation for Confirmation.
When school had to be closed in accordance with national lockdown protocol, we maintained our link with Mother Alison and St Mary’s church through weekly recorded stories forwarded to us and posted for our families on the whole school Dojo platform.
We have also shared links from virtual church services with our families.
Alongside this, we maintain links with diocese representatives and draw on them for advice and monitoring.  Staff attend regional meetings for Church Schools and as well as annual conferences to support us in ensuring our Church values and ethos thread through our leadership of the school.