Education and National Society
Welcome to the Church of England Education Office
An introduction to our work with Children and Young People,
Schools, Further Education and Higher Education can be found below.
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The Church of England Education Office works in a variety of
church and educational settings and seeks to promote an education
that allows children, young people and adults to live out Jesus'
promise of 'life in all its fullness'. We believe this to be
an education that enables every person to flourish in the widest
sense: to grow in wisdom; to cultivate a wide-ranging knowledge
that will help broaden life chances; to develop the spiritual,
intellectual and emotional resources they need to live a good life;
and to develop the character to live well together in
Children and Young People
- Support and resource diocesan advisors, parishes and
individuals in their work with children and young people in church
and community settings.
- Advocate for the full inclusion of children and young people in
the life of the Church.
- Develop and enable the Church of England Youth Council to be a
voice for 14-25 year olds at all levels in the Church.
- Integrate ministry among children and young people with all
other areas of the Church's life and mission.
- Working in partnership with the dioceses to support the 4,644
Church of England schools, and the 200 church schools in
- Negotiate with Government and other national agencies to
maintain and develop the contribution of church schools to public
education in England and Wales.
- Support and advise diocesan education teams on technical
issues, curriculum and religious education, collective worship and
- Develop, manage and quality assure the denominational
inspection process (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist
Colleges and Universities
- Promote chaplaincy in educational settings.
- Develop strategy and policy in Further Education.
The Church of England Foundation for Educational
- Working to provide networks, programmes and research for
leaders in education that will equip them to achieve our bold
vision for education.
- Aiming to build a national movement of inspirational leaders
equipped to transform education, so that it fosters wisdom, hope,
community and dignity, and all children are able to flourish and
experience life in all its fullness, regardless of their background
or starting point.
You can find out more about the Church of England Foundation for
Educational Leadership on their website www.cefel.org.uk