Education & National Society
Welcome to the Education Division and National Society
An introduction to our work with Schools, Children and Young
People, Adult Education, Further Education and Higher Education can
be found below. For more details, please follow the links or
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New Research and Policy Officer
Townsend has been appointed as Research and Policy Officer for the
Church of England's Education Division. His work will include
carrying out research to help policy development and provide
high quality information and advice to support dioceses serving
4,700 Church of England schools. James joins the Education Division
fresh from completing an MA in Education, with a dissertation
researching effective ways to develop the ethos of church
2013 National FE Chaplains Conference
"Wrestling with Hope: Believing in FE" is the title of the 2013
National Further Education Chaplains Conference, which takes place
from 9 - 11 July at Launde Abbey, Leicestershire.
The Conference has sessions for both new and experienced
Chaplains and will look at at how Chaplains can help both students
and staff, including the provision of pastoral care for colleges
facing redundancies. More details
Teaching Christianity Conference - 4 July
Teaching Christianity in Church of
England schools, a one day Conference for Secondary School Heads of
RE, will take place on Thursday 4 July 2013 at the Carrs Lane
Church Centre, Birmingham.
Recent reports have highlighted the variable quality of teaching
and learning about Christianity in schools. This conference,
sponsored by the National Society, will examine how Church of
England schools measure up. Find out if there is a different
purpose to teaching and learning about Christianity in Church
schools and discover the new teaching materials being
Admission is free to Church of England Schools.
Further details To reverve a place please complete the
Booking Form and send to Daniela Longhin email@example.com
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The CofE is a major provider of statutory education, the
largest provider of schools in England. There are nearly 4,500
Church of England primary and middle schools and more than 190
secondary schools, including more than 220 primary and secondary
academies. Nearly one in five primary school children are
educated in Church of England primary schools by 19% of all primary
Church School of the Future: read the full report
here: protecting and developing our schools
for the next decade
Celebrating 200 years of church schools on
The Church of England is also a major provider of voluntary
activities and training for those working with children and young people
within the Church and the wider community.
Education offered by the church aims to grow God's people, and
to encourage all to develop as disciples of Christ.
All God's people are on a Lifelong Journey. The church can
offer informal and formal opportunities for Lifelong Learning.
Chaplaincy in Further Education is a growing
ministry and the church promotes involvement in this important
work, meeting the needs of young people 16-19 and many adults.
There are also opportunities for the Church to work in
partnership with local FE colleges.
The Education Division's work in Higher Education is
concentrated on supporting Chaplaincy in universities, Higher
Education policy issues and Anglican Universities and University