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Christian Ethos

We believe each student is unique and amazing. Our aim is to help everyone realise their God-given potential to positively influence and change themselves, their peers, our local community and our world.

Our School Chaplain, Mrs M Ratnayake's role is to support students and staff on a personal level and to help everyone integrate the Christian ethos of our School into every aspect of life and learning, contributing to a caring, positive and supportive learning environment.

We have so much to learn from each other and we aim to promote an atmosphere of listening and learning to each other from wherever our neighbour is at on their faith journey, so respect, understanding and good relationships are built between us.

Each week our School explores a different spiritual theme in form time and in assemblies. These are explored in many varied and creative ways by staff and students who contribute to that special time in the morning that is set apart for reflection on our lives and spiritual development.   We are supported by our local churches. Clergy and church youth workers who regularly contribute to assemblies and Eucharists.

Please find below details for our School Chaplain:

Tel:     01932 778642

Email  mratnayake@bishopwand.surrey.sch.uk

Our School's foundation is as part of the London Diocesan Board for Schools, the educational arm of the London Diocese. Further information can be found on their website http://schools.london.anglican.org/

The Bishop's Building 

Our School also has a chapel called ‘The Bishop's Building' where assemblies and chaplaincy activities take place. Our School Chaplain's office is also located in the Bishop's Building. Students and staff of all faiths, or none, are warmly invited to participate in and receive support from the Chaplain and the Christian based groups we facilitate in School.

Christian Groups and Activities

Students and staff of all faiths or none are warmly invited to participate in and receive support from the Chaplain and the Christian based groups we facilitate in school.  We welcome and value everyone, respecting everyone’s beliefs, wherever they are on their spiritual journey.

This year in school there is:

An Assembly Team of students who help set up and organise the smooth running of assemblies and other chaplaincy activities.

Eucharist (Communion) services for staff and students.

Pop-up groups and activities that respond to different events in the church calendar, or that meet a particular need in school at any particular point in time.  For example, during exam periods we may hold Christian meditation, chill-out sessions or creative prayer opportunities.  We have also run a group for any students who have recently been bereaved.

A weekly staff prayer meeting.

Weekly lunchtime groups: Youth Alpha, a faith questions group, worship band and art group.

Our school is supported in prayer by Spelthorne Schools’ Prayer Group which parents can join.

Chaplaincy groups and projects change and grow in response to the needs of the School community.

You can find out more about The Church of England here:

https://www.churchofengland.org/our-faith.aspx

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