One in four primary schools and one in 16 secondary schools in England are Church of England schools.
There are more than 4,700 of these establishments, where around one million pupils are educated.
Revd Pat Wood and other church volunteers support the two local primary schools at Wykeham and Brompton, carrying out talks, activities and assemblies, teaching the children of today, Christianity and the work of the church.
The main four elements of our work include:
Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely with things and people going wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.
Both schools (Brompton and Wykeham) also regularly use our historic church buildings and grounds to enrich the children’s learning environment outside of the classroom.
We are always looking for more help and support.
Please contact Revd Pat Wood for more information.