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As children begin their school years, how will they engage with and understand the Christian ethos and foundation of their school? At Meriden, the Kindergarten team of three teachers together...

Four years ago, Dr Julie Greenhalgh (Principal of Meriden) invited EdComm staff to organise a coffee and dessert evening at Meriden for women who aspired to be or who had experience as school leaders. What began as an informal way for women to network and share their personal experiences, the Women as Leaders project has become a very helpful forum for women at all stages of their teaching careers.

In recent years more than 100 emerging leaders in Anglican schools have benefited from George Glanville’s pastoral visits and distribution of helpful resources. Known as the Next Generation Leadership Network, many of these men and women have secured leadership positions and gone on to mentor other aspiring leaders.

Chaplains and Biblical studies teachers have a unique and important role within our Anglican schools. If you’re a teacher who needs help writing or developing non-prescribed curriculum or you’re a residential theologian wanting support, Gillian Davis, Associate Director at EdComm, is your go-to consultant.

This July, Anglican EdComm will partner again with St Andrew’s Cathedral School to introduce Dr Elizabeth Green, formerly of Liverpool Hope University in the UK and now Director of Cardus in North America, to staff in Anglican schools. Elizabeth is a proponent of What if Learning and passionate about rigorous research and evaluation in faith-based schools.

The 11th Isaac Armitage Lecture was delivered by Professor David Smith, Professor of Education and German, Calvin College, Michigan, USA on 16 July, 2015 at Shore. Gillian Davis, looks at the challenges Professor Smith posed on how schools model hospitality and cross-cultural learning.

During her recent visit to Australia, Dr Elizabeth Green of Cardus Canada, spoke to EdComm’s Agora forum about measuring the impact of the Christian ethos in our schools. In her presentation, Beth encouraged both teachers and policy makers to remember that Education is about more than academic attainment and standardised tests.

Since 2007, the Anglican Education Commission has been promoting, encouraging and supporting people in Anglican schools to ‘do education Christianly’. 

Dr Bryan Cowling, EdComm’s Executive Director, is offering to give presentations or lead workshops for Councils on ways to embed the school’s ethos within its daily practices. EdComm Consultants are also available to talk...

We don’t shy away from the big issues facing Christian educators! In fact, the Agora team has grappled with many challenging topics over the last few years, including the place of science and religion in education; how to foster a child’s imagination without relegating the Bible to fairy stories and myths, and the place of the Bible in the bigger picture of Education.

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