Welcome to the Education Intranet. The resources currently available in this section are a starting point to be developed as we react to the needs of our schools and current initiatives. We welcome suggestions or contributions for additional material. Please contact the education team.
Askel Veur (meaning ‘Great Wing’ in Cornish) is The Diocese of Truro’s Academies Umbrella Company.
“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” Matthew 18: 2-5
Collective worship in a church school context refers to a service of worship which is educational and inclusive in its nature.
As a resource centre for the parishes and their communities, Church House provides support and advice on mission, social responsibility, finance, schools, buildings, future planning, publications and publicity, funding and grant applications, disability issues, and land and property management.
Diocesan Boards of Education fulfil a vital role in education and are expected to be able to play a full and effective role in support of Church of England Schools.
Studying religion and belief is an indispensable part of a complete education because of the influence of religions and beliefs on individuals, culture, behaviour and national life.
The Church of England Safeguarding Children Policy ‘Protecting all God’s Children’, has as its first principle: “We are committed to the Safeguarding, care and nurture of the children within our church community”.
The Diocese of Truro has formed a unique teacher training partnership with the University of St Mark and St John (Marjon) in Plymouth. The School Direct scheme gives trainees the opportunity to learn not only the skills and practices all teachers need to know, but also to gain valuable insights about the nuances of teaching in church schools which are committed to inspiring children to love learning, achieving good academic results, developing the whole child, and to the values of diversity and inclusion.
The Director for Schools can provide School Improvement services and broker school to school support.
The Simple Guides cover the four directions under the Way of Life heading – Up, Out, In, With.