Community Blog

Inclusivity: Autism & Schools work

June 07, 2018 by Jo Fitzsimmons

This week, Jo Fitzsimmons discusses Autism and how that can affect a young person's time in school as well as how that can change the youth work we do...

Pray for Schools Fortnight

May 23, 2018 by David Walford

In case you didn’t know, ‘Pray for Schools Fortnight’ is coming to a close today! Running from the 10th May, people have been praying around the subject of schools up and down the country, find out more in the blog below…

Who bullies the bully?

November 06, 2017 by Lahna Pottle
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s,

Anti-Bullying Week is 13th-17th November. In this blog, Lahna explains why we need to care for the bullies, and includes a whole lot of resources to use in assemblies, lessons and more...

Biblical Fireworks

November 01, 2017 by Lahna Pottle
Categories: Primary, Secondary,

5th November, Fireworks Night, a time for communities to gather together in school playgrounds and parks. Lahna reflects on the spirituality of this night and why we must endeavour to notice the spiritual, and bring together community in our daily lives.

Help! I'm going to be a schools worker!

October 13, 2017 by Sophie Bacchus-Waterman
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s,

Thinking of starting schools work? Maybe you've just started? Or perhaps you need a refresher of what it's like for those just starting out, and can offer some advice. Sophie has never done schools work and is about to be immersed in the world of it, she shares her thoughts and fears...

Why food can help your students understand each other's faith

July 28, 2017 by Linda Geevanathan
Categories: Primary, Secondary,

Linda moved to Luton in 2002 to join Hope Church. She has lived in several countries around the world including Singapore, Australia and Nigeria, but she spent the first years of her life here in Luton. Linda taught in a primary school in Luton for ten years and then spent a year on an internship at Bethel Church in Redding, California. These days, Linda balances her time between primary teaching, overseeing the youth and children's work at the church and volunteering for a local charity. 

10 tips for working in SEN schools

July 20, 2017 by Kay Morgan-Gurr
Categories: SEN,

Kay Morgan-Gurr, Chair of Children Matter, has years of experience working with children and young people with additional needs. In this post she shares some brilliant tips for working in SEN schools.