Our Special Religious Education Ministry

Our Mission

 

Our mission is to provide a safe and happy environment in every SRE class taught by our dedicated workers. In particular we desire children to learn what it means to be a good Christian, citizen, and community member.

 

Our Requirements for Our SRE Teachers

All our teachers must:

1. Undertake a ‘Working with Children’ screening and have received their WWCC clearance authorisation.

2. Go through child protection training. The child protection training we use is  ‘Safe Ministry Training’.  Please click here for more information.

3. Go through an induction with the Coordinator and/or Pastor where they are taught the necessity to follow the policies laid out in the following documents where applicable:

4. Be formally trained to teach SRE in an engaging, exciting, and educating manner. It is during this training that the teacher is taught how to use the curriculum properly. Note: All SRE teachers must use approved curriculum.

The Coordinator and/or Pastor will review the above information on a yearly basis with all SRE teachers in order to keep them abreast to any changes.

When a teacher has been through their initial training, they will be given a letter to hand into the school which will identify the approved provider, the name of the authorised teacher, their date of birth, and contact details.

After the above initial requirements are met, the SRE teacher will then assess their teaching by going through CBC’s Teacher’s Audit. This audit will be turned into the SRE’s trainer who will go through the audit with the SRE teacher, helping them where needed.

Our Curriculum

We will review this curriculum every five years (e.g. 2020, 2025, 2030, etc.) to make sure the curriculum we use is accomplishing the goals of teaching the children how to be good Christians and thus good citizens and community members.

Click on the links below to see the scope and sequence of our curriculum.

Click on the ‘Strong Kids’ icon below for more information about the curriculum we use.

“We use Pre-Primary for kindergarten, Primary for years 1-2, Middler for years 3-4, and Junior for years 5-6.”

Our Complaints Procedures

If you have a complaint against one of our SRE teachers please click here for a complaint form. Please print, fill out, and return via post or email.

Each complaint we receive will be handled in the following way.

  1. The Pastor shall read the complaint and take the appropriate action.
  2. The action the Pastor takes is dependent upon the seriousness of the complaint. The action taken may be as simple as speaking with the SRE teacher, or it may be as serious as calling the police.
  3. The church will try to contact the person who made the complaint within 48 hours.
  4. The complaint and how the church responded to the complaint will be logged in the church’s database for future reference.

Please be assured that we will endeavour to listen and address any formally raised matter with due diligence

 

 

 

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