Publications

Publications

A range of printed and electronic publications are published by the Church of England Education Office. Below, you can find details of some of our printed publications. Hard copies are £4 per copy and an invoice will be sent with the reports. If you would like to order copies, please contact us at gabriella.disalvo@churchofengland.org

Rooted in the Church- Summary Report

Rooted in the Church offers a snapshot of what has helped the seeds of faith take root and grow in young people within the Church of England. Alongside this, it signposts how congregations can make churches a more fertile place for the growth and flourishing of young Christians.  Download a copy
Appendix A  Appendix B  Appendix C


Church of England Vision for Education: Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good

This is a fresh articulation of the Church of England's vision for education; a vision that is deeply Christian, with the promise by Jesus of 'life in all its fullness' at its heart.  This is worked out theologically and educationally through four basic elements: wisdom; hope; community; and dignity.  This vision reaches beyond Church of England schools as we aim to offer a compelling vision for the education of children and young people in community, independent and church schools, sixth form colleges, colleges of further education and universities.  Download a copy

 

Fruit of the Spirit - A Church of England Discussion Paper on Character Education

In October 2015, The Church of England Education Office published Fruit of the Spirit discussion paper in partnership with the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. This paper suggests that the development of character must extend beyond the traditional virtues of grit and resilience - important though these may be - and should include the development of intellectual, spiritual, moral and physical attributes. It adds that education is not just about producing increasingly efficient economic units: it is about developing people who can flourish in all areas of their lives.
This paper will be useful for all those interested in character education, including teachers, school and system leaders, diocesan teams, children's and youth workers and all those working with schools, including ministry teams.  It contains helpful case studies highlighting different approaches to character education in Church of England schools, as well as questions to support reflection on individual school's approach to character education. Download a copy


Working Together: The Future of Rural Church of England Schools

A toolkit and guidance for rural primary schools, helping them to make decisions that will secure their future. Download a copy


Making a Difference? A Review of Religious Education in Church of England Schools (2014)

This review, carried out by Alan Brine Ofsted's national lead for RE, surveyed the standard of teaching and learning of Religious Education in Church of England schools. Download a copy


Valuing All God's Children (2014)
Church Schools begin from the belief that every child is loved by God. This guidance aims to help schools express God's love by ensuring that they offer a safe and welcoming place for all God's children. Download a copy


The Public Face of God (2014)
This research carried out in Church of England secondary schools and academies includes the the nature and extent of chaplaincy and the perceptions about key issues for school chaplaincy held by school leaders, chaplains and dioceses. Download a copy


A Diocesan Board of Education for the Future (2013)
One of the key areas examined by The Church School of the Future Review was the role and work of Diocesan Boards of Education and directorates. In July 2013,  the Church of England's Education Division and the National Society published 'A Diocesan Board of Education for the Future'. Download a copy

The Church School of the Future Review (2012)
In 2012, the Church of England's Education Division and the National Society published 'The Church School of the Future Review', a report on the future of Church schools, chaired by Dr Priscilla Chadwick. Download a copy

Distinctive and Inclusive: The National Society and Church of England Schools 1811 - 2011 by Lois Louden (2012)
Church of England schools have been part of the educational landscape in England and Wales for many centuries. The National Society was established in 1811 to provide elementary education for the children of the poor. This history of the National Society was commissioned to mark the 200th anniversary of its foundation. Download a copy

Going for Growth (2010)
The Church's ministry with and among children and young people is driven by a desire to engage with God's mission here on earth.  'Going for Growth' explores the context of children and young people and calls the Church to action in its engagement with them at national, diocesan and parochial level. 'Going for Growth' copies are free, but a contribution to postage will be requested for bulk orders. To order a hard copy of the report please email Julia Eden or  download a copy

Strong schools for strong communities (2009)
For Church schools, community cohesion is more than ticking a box for the government. It is about acting out the values articulated in the school's mission statement in ways that serve and strengthen our human relationship with our neighbours. 'Strong schools for strong communities' looks at the impact of Church of England schools in promoting community cohesion. This is only available to download