A new vision for church education which embeds Christian values into the school framework was set out by the Church of England’s Chief Education Officer at this year's Conference for Head teachers meeting in Harrogate.
Revd Nigel Genders (pictured left), a keynote speaker at the annual diocesan headteachers' conference, warned that the vision needed to be ‘lived and not simply laminated’. The Chief Education Officer for the Church of England has lead responsibility for the development of the Church’s national strategies and policies and set out the Church of England’s Vision for Education, recently published in the document ‘Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good’.
Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education, Bishop Jonathan Gibbs (pictured left), gave the second keynote talk, and outlined how the diocese is building on the new Church of England vision but also incorporating the emerging diocesan vision of ‘Loving, Living, Learning’. “We are talking about trying to shape a culture, one that builds on the best that is happening already in our schools and colleges and one that helps set a tone and direction for our future development”, he said.