Background for CofE Primary School

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A introduction to Church of England Schools, the London Diocesan Board for Schools and St Mary's Parish Church, Hampton

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Background for CofE Primary School

  1. 1. Welcome!
  2. 2. <ul><li>Supporting every child to achieve their very best </li></ul><ul><li>Serving local families </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Christian values </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Introducing… </li></ul><ul><li>Church of England Schools </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Christian churches were the first to provide mass education in England and Wales. </li></ul><ul><li>The National Society was founded in 1811 to provide schools for poor children. </li></ul><ul><li>Its aim was to found a church school in every parish and by 1851 (still 20 years before the state took any responsibility for education) there were 12,000 schools across England and Wales. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Approximately 1 million children attend C of E schools </li></ul><ul><li>About 15 million people alive today went to one </li></ul><ul><li>25% (4605) of all primary and middle schools are C of E </li></ul><ul><li>With 45 sponsored and 99 converter academies, the Church is the biggest provider in England </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Supporting every child to achieve their very best </li></ul><ul><li>Serving local families </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Christian values </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Introducing… </li></ul><ul><li>The London Diocesan Board for Schools </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>London Diocese Board of Schools(LDBS) is supporting our application for a Free School </li></ul><ul><li>LDBS sponsors 131 primary schools in London </li></ul><ul><li>There are six LDBS CofE schools in Richmond </li></ul><ul><li>LDBS set up one of the first free schools in London in September 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Through LDBS we are linked with St Mary & St Peter’s in Teddington; they are assisting our application </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Supporting every child to achieve their very best </li></ul><ul><li>Serving local families </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Christian values </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Introducing… </li></ul><ul><li>St Mary’s Parish Church, Hampton </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>St Mary's  is the Church of England Parish Church for the southern area of Hampton. It once was the only church in the village but the parishes of St James's Hampton Hill, and All Saints' Hampton were created as the population grew and housing move northwards.  </li></ul><ul><li>The congregation of St Mary's are just ordinary local people united by their faith in Jesus and their desire to serve our parish. Our church’s vision statement puts it this way: Christ's love has the first and last word in everything we do. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The ‘action group’ organising the Free School bid : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Vicar - a school governor and schools worker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A retired headteacher of a local primary Church of England School </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a retired senior teacher with Special Needs experience at primary level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a qualified Primary School Teacher and young mum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a recent graduate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a retired chartered accountant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>our Curate, who was previously a solicitor. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Supporting every child to achieve their very best </li></ul><ul><li>Serving local families </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Christian values </li></ul>

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