Who We Are
Faith in Schools is a local Christian education charity, working with children and young people of all faiths and none.
We offer schools free RE lessons with volunteers from local churches
to discover what it means to be an authentic 21st century Christian.
RE: Sharing Faith in the Classroom
We operate an educational context. By law all state schools must provide religious education for all pupils from the age of 4-19, and 51% of the time should be spent on studying the Christian faith.
We are able to deliver high quality lessons and events that provide the opportunity for children in schools to meet authentic Christians from the community near them. We work ecumenically, giving opportunities for different orthodox denominations of Christianity to be explored and compared. We do not charge schools for our lessons, our teaching, our events or resources. We are a not for profit registered charity, our funding comes from Christian grants, churches and local givers.
This gives pupils a chance to bring their RE learning to life, and make connections between what Christians believe and their own beliefs. Its an opportunity to make connections between schools and their local Christian community.
Faith in Schools is a grassroots local charity in Newham starting from a collaboration between local schools, parents and Christians in Forest Gate. Over almost 2 decades, our work has grown to meet demand across nearly three quarters of Newham borough, and has reached hundreds of thousands of children of all different faiths and none.
Each year, we work with more than 30,000 pupils in 43 schools, creating opportunities for 180 local Christians to share their faith in the classroom. Moreover, we facilitate over 40 churches in hosting 4000 children at Christian events.
Knife Crime Prevention and Early Intervention
Faith in Schools also offers a school Knife Crime project 'What's The Point'. This is a non faith-based programme for Year 10 and Year 6.
Delivered intensively with a small group over a number of weeks, we work to introduce young people to community visitors to share experiences of the impact of knife crime. The participants then lead their own presentation to the rest of the school to share their journey, and commit to change the culture within their peer group around carrying a knife. 'What's The Point' is Home Office sponsored and delivered in partnership with our local youth charity networks.
The programme is proven to have save the life of 1 young person, who used the emergency first aid skills learned on the project to keep themselves alive following an stabbing.
We want to take every opportunity to share our Christian faith in appropriate ways with the people who live around us. Jesus commissioned his followers to go and tell the good news of His Kingdom to all people, every tribe and nationality.
Our aim is for every child and young person to have the opportunity to meet within their schools local Christians from local churches and find out what it means to be a Christian in the 21st century.
Our vision is that children from all schools in Newham across their Key Stages, have the opportunity to encounter the gospel, experience the Christian faith from a diverse range of denominations, and see local churches and schools build community cohesion.
Simple & Real
The gospel, with testimonies of the life -changing impact of the love of God revealed in Jesus
Integrity & Faith
We operating by and live out our faith – dependent on prayer and God’s provision
Positive & Professional
We are highly-regarded, collaborative and an active community partner
We empower churches nationally to be a presence in their schools