On 2 September, the new Fishponds Church of England Academy in Bristol became the first Academy sponsored by the Diocese, opening its doors for the first year of its new status.
What can we do at Christmas to help others, and how can that be driven by faith? Children from St Barnabas Church of England Primary School in Montpelier, Bristol show how anyone can get involved and help in a "Christmas appeal" film they made about the Sisters of the Church in St. Paul's.
The attached document provides a brief overview of different ways of working in partnership with other schools to support, amongst other things, sustainability, school improvement and financial stability. This is a constantly changing scene with new models arriving regularly.
If your school is considering adopting academy status, these documents contain important information and guidance.
May 2011 - Academy process checklist, Process diagram
Over 100 leaders and volunteers have attended events in Wellington, Swindon and Bristol and it’s not too late if you missed those dates. Forthcoming events in Wells and Bath are still on the horizon, so why not take advantage of the opportunity to meet people from other churches and be enthused and inspired?
This term's newsletter from Director Jackie Waters-Dewhurst features updates on Academies, the Resource Centre, training courses and prayer for schools.
You can download it from the link below.
The Autumn newsletter for schools contains creative ideas for harvest celebrations, articles on RE and resources, and lots of inspirational quotes and prayers.
Our latest Schools Newsletter is bursting with ideas for Lent, Easter and Mothering Sunday. There is information about other spring festivals, and ideas for celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.