Covid-19 and Beyond Resources
for Church of England Schools
We have been putting together a list of resources and links to organisations which we hope you will find useful during this time. The links will take you directly to the organisations mentioned. The documents can be downloaded directly or can be accessed via the websites listed. We have also put together (see below) some handy leaflets which provide a summary of many of the documents and organisations which are listed on our website. These leaflets can be found and downloaded from the relevant pages.
Diocese of Chichester Collective Worship Resources Leaflet
A useful resource to print and keep handy. Electronic links to these resources can be found on the Collective Worship page.
Diocese of Chichester Bereavement and Mental Health Leaflet
Another useful resource to print and keep handy. Electronic links to these resources can be found on the Beareavment page.
A suite of resources have been written by Diocesan Advisors from Canterbury, Guildford, Rochester and St Albans Dioceses to support schools in rebuilding their communities following lockdown.
The resources have been inspired by the Old Testament books, Ezra and Nehemiah. These books contain the story of the return of the Israelites from exile in Babylon. There are many parallels between the story of the Israelites and what is happening in schools now, hence why this story has been our foundation for these resources. ‘Let us start rebuilding’ (Nehemiah 2:18)
Pack 1 – Reflecting on the challenges. A short set of reflections for school leaders considering the parallels between Nehemiah’s decision making and leadership situation and yours as a school leader now in 2020.
Pack 2 – Refreshing body, mind and spirit through prayer and reflection activities.
Pack 3 – Reconnecting - Practical resources to prepare to reconnect together in school, with a focus on wellbeing.
Pack 4 – Rebuilding – Acts of Collective Worship for primary schools based on the story of Nehemiah:
Rebuilding Community Pack 4 Overview
Rebuilding Community Pack 4 School Act of Worship 1 – Jigsaws
Rebuilding Community Pack 4 School Act of Worship 1 – Jigsaws pptx
Rebuilding Community Pack 4 Worship at home 1 – Jigsaws
Rebuilding Community Pack 4 School Act of Worship 2 – Share your story
Rebuilding Community Pack 4 School Act of Worship 2 – Share your story pptx
Rebuilding Community Pack 4 Worship at home 2 – Share your story
These have been written so that there is a version to use with pupils in school and a parallel version to send for pupils to use at home. (Further acts of worship can be found here)
Pack 5 – Support for curating an age-appropriate Leavers’ Service, marking transition in a spiritual way. This resource is based on the ‘Road to Emmaus’ story from the New Testament, when Jesus walked with two of his followers from Jerusalem to Emmaus. (pack to follow)