23 clips of children aged 5-7 and 7-11 talking about their Christian faith designed for easy use by schools nationally.
Faith in Schools brings Christians into Newham’s primary and secondary schools to deliver high-quality RE lessons on Christianity in line with the Newham Agreed Syllabus. This enables pupils to meet a variety of Christians from different backgrounds and church denominations and find out what it means to be a Christian in Newham today.
Faith in Schools has been working in Newham’s schools since 2003. We come as a team of 2 or 3 people, led by an experienced teacher. All the teachers are police checked, and our lessons are free due to the generosity of our funders.
We also support and encourage churches with school visits. We help churches to run the Christmas Journey (an interactive presentation of the Christmas story), the Easter Experience (a variety of creative workshops exploring the Easter story) and host visits to their Place of Worship.
By law, RE should be taught to every child from the age of 4 to 16 for at least 50 minutes a week, and the teaching of Christianity should take up over 50% of the total time in every year group. This is rich soil in which Faith in Schools offers support to local Newham schools.
Faith in Schools is a registered charity No. 1147664, and an associate trust with Scripture Union.
Faith in Schools is also an active part of the Synergy network in Newham. The Synergy Network is the coming together of 6 of the major Christian youth and children's work organisations in Newham. The leaders of these organisations meet together regularly to work together and support each other.
MEET THE TRUSTEES
Our trustees from left to right are: Jill McWilliam, an experienced advisory teacher who is part of Memorial Community Church, Rev Elis Matthews, Curate at St Paul's in East Ham, Mark Waterfield (Chair), a primary and secondary trained ex-teacher who leads Hope Church Stratford and Rev Annie McTighe, East Village (E20) Chaplain.