The Bible is central to the programme and pupils should be encouraged to:
-explore the teaching of the Bible using a variety of creative methods,
-interact with the Bible text, hearing and responding to what God has to say through it,
-apply Bible truth to their lives, especially in school.
Recognising that teachers and pupils come from a variety of backgrounds and denominations the SU group should seek to be a community in which:
-all pupils within the age specified age range are made welcome,
-friendships are formed and deepened,
-Christian values and lifestyle are modelled,
-the highest possible standards of safety and care are maintained.
It’s tough being a teacher…it’s tough being a Christian teacher! Uel McCrea, former headmaster and currently Chair of the new support body set up for all controlled schools in Northern Ireland, helps teachers think through the implications of living out faith in school.
Facilitated by Andrew Brown (Stranmillis University College), with input from Scripture Union, Bible Education Services and Logos Ministries International:
Whether you are a teacher looking for RE support in the classroom or someone who could volunteer to help with RE in schools, this seminar will inspire you with creative approaches and ready-made resources and opportunities in Primary, Post-Primary and Special Schools.
Facilitated by SU staff, with input from SU leaders:
SU groups in schools are varied in style and context, but all operate under the common values of Community, Bible, Discipleship and Mission. This seminar is aimed at those who help with running SU groups (or would like to start one!), allowing you to think through your particular context and pointing towards new ideas and further support.
For teachers and visitors alike, standing at the front of an assembly hall with hundreds of faces staring back at you can be a daunting task! Paul Cameron, SUNI Primary Schools Co-ordinator, will help you to further consider the purpose of this very specific part of school life and point you towards some helpful tips and tried and tested resources for Primary, Post-Primary and Special School assemblies.