Feed the Hungry

Please click here to read the latest ‘Field Report’. Barlaston CofE First School is featured in this report.

The diocese has written our own ‘Mission’ programme of study suitable for KS2 & 3. This links well to Strand 3 of the new SIAMS schedule – Character Education: Hope, Aspiration & Courageous Advocacy.

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I am pleased to pass on the good news to you that the DFE have confirmed their eligibility criteria to say that ALL schools within dioceses with a ‘footprint’, i.e., at least one school, within a category 5/6 or opportunity area, are eligible for the full scholarship funding to complete their NPQH with the Church of England.

To our best understanding, this means that Church of England schools in the following dioceses will be eligible for full funding:

Bath and Wells, Birmingham, Blackburn, Bristol, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Chester, Chichester, Coventry, Derby, Ely, Exeter, Hereford, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Portsmouth, Rochester, Salisbury, Sheffield, Southwell, St Albans, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, Winchester, Worcester, York.

I am sure you will agree that this is excellent news which we will want to promote widely. I am thrilled to hear this as it demonstrates the DFE’s commitment to providing high quality professional development for educational leaders.

As before, if this applies to an applicant in your diocese, on application they should note this information on their application form and we will manage the funding application on their behalf.

I am happy to answer any questions that I can, just email or call.

Best wishes,

Emma Trenier | Head of Programmes
T: 0207 898 1535

E: emma.trenier@churchofengland.org

St Leonard’s Wiggington

Pupils at St Leonard’s Wiggington learn about the Christian faith through RE and Collective Worship.

Engaged and Listening

Engaged and Listening

Remembering Lent

Sorry Strings

Forgiveness, Friendship and Peace

Our Class Reflection Area

Let’s Reflect Creatively


St Nicholas First School – Share God

This letter was sent by a parent to the headteacher at St Nicholas First School.

A regional children’s congregation was held this weekend to share God knowledge by poems, hymns and experiences at the Centre of Oneness. Tia, Avni and Ranveer decided to sing “I the Lord of Sea and Sky” to approximately 300 people and have been nominated to sing the hymn at a “National Youth Congregation” in Milan.

The National Youth Congregation is being held in Milan on the 5th-8th July which has been hosted by the Sant Nirankari Mission which has over 2000 centres of Oneness worldwide.

A number of parents asked where they learnt the hymn from and we were very proud to say St Nicholas First School. We are so thankful for the values that our children have gained by attending this school.

We would be very grateful if you can authorise two days of special leave so the children can attend the congregation and share/learn god knowledge.

Thank you very much for your time and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Kind regards

Tajinder and Anita Chodha