Valuing All God’s Children

The Diocese of Leicester has brought out additional guidance on this very important CofE document.

Please click here to be taken to their website and the guidance.


LDBE Christmas Closure

Dear all,

The Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education (LDBE) Team will be on Christmas and New Year holiday between:

17:00 on the 21st December through until 9:00 on the 2nd January.

May we take this opportunity to wish you all a restful and peaceful Christmas and we look forward to working with you all in the New Year.

Kindest regards,

Claire, Paula, Heather, Steve, Mark, Alex & Vicki.


NEW: RE Assessment

RE Today will be bringing out a new RE assessment guidance booklet for both primary and secondary schools. This should be out by the end of January 2019.

The cost is £25:00. See advert below:

This will help in the delivery of robust systems of assessment for RE which is now a requirement in Strand 7 of the new SIAMS schedule.

Growing Faith – discussion paper

In January 2018, the archbishops asked diocesan bishops to discuss the Education and Mission paper with their senior staff. It aimed to start a conversation about how churches, schools and families might collaborate more effectively to promote mission and ministry with and among children and young people, to help them grow and flourish as confident disciples of Jesus Christ. Click on the link to read the summary of the discussion and possible next steps.

Growing Faith

St Leonard’s Wigginton

St Leonard’s Wigginton have been working on interactive prayer spaces and displays, Remembrance and donating shoes to the Chintowa Trust.

Interactive Prayer Spaces


Religious Education

Celebration Worship


Good News Blue Coat Academy

David Smith Principal at Blue Coat Academy Walsall writes,

I am delighted to be able to share some good news!

One of our members of staff has been announced as the winner of the Anti-Bullying Week Staff Award (Secondary).   Vicki Watkiss is one of our Non Teaching Heads of College and has been invited to attend a special presentation at Speaker’s House in the House of Commons tomorrow.  The national awards are made by the Anti-Bullying Alliance to coincide with Anti-Bullying Week.  The nominations are made by pupils and recognise members of staff who go beyond the call of duty to support young people with personal issues and difficulties.  We made the announcement to the school community in a special assembly at St. Matthew’s Church this morning.

Further details, including the children’s nominations can be found at: