We offer a free comprehensive chaplaincy service to schools, both primary and secondary. This service is offered in a spirit of mutual appreciation, respect and inclusion, valuing each individual and adhering to all school policies and procedures.
Our service comprises many elements and various schools adopt all or part of this offering.
Soul Spaces are a place for pupils to pause and consider life and spirituality through creative and reflective stations. There is the opportunity for students to help plan and shape the space for their peers. We can facilitate both temporary and permanent Soul Spaces in schools.
ROOTED IDENTITY HUBS
Rooted Hubs create safe, non-judgemental spaces for young people to explore who they are, why they matter and the difference faith can make to our lives.
The Rooted model starts where young people are at - culturally, in their interests and passions, and at their faith stage, be that some or none. Rooted seeks to provide space for each young person to grow, flourish, and be nurtured in a safe, committed, and compassionate Christian community. Rooted embraces the messiness of life and encourages young people to wrestle with big questions authentically and openly in an environment that respects difference and promotes tolerance.
We offer regular collective worship for the schools we support, these may be delivered by us, or alternatively we can facilitate these from trusted visitors.
LISTENING & MENTORING SERVICE
We are trained and experienced mentors, youthworkers and mental health first aiders. We see children and young people on a 1:1 basis for half an hour each week, offering a private but not confidential service.
Within this safe space, young people can share worries and anxieties and be heard. We liaise with schools, flagging issues as needed and signposting to other services as required. We adhere tightly to school safeguarding policies and practices.
CHAPLAINCY DROP IN
Chaplaincy drop in, or Marshmallow Club as some students call it, is a safe place to come and be. It offers an informal listening ear, a chance to have a bit of fun and the opportunity to express thoughts and worries in a creative manner.
We are on hand to help with RPE lessons, whether that be on Christianity, debates on moral or ethical issues, or "ask the Christian" sessions.