17 March 2019

This week, I have been into both schools: St Faith’s Infant for Collective worship on Tuesday on Jesus’ parable about the sower, followed by a visit to St Faith & St Martin CE Juniors who had an Ofsted inspection. As one of the governors, I was asked to attend an interview with the inspector as part of the representation of the work of the governors at the school. Governance is an important of how schools are run & the governors work together with the Head teacher to achieve the best for every pupil.

I attended a course later in the week on Collective Worship as part of the Joy Foundation’s work with the Christianity deanery i.e. the church’ deanery. This course was to help leaders of Collective Worship in the schools to improve our skills. Their next course is on story telling which I am hoping to attend too.

I undertook the first part of my safeguarding training. Safeguarding children & vulnerable adults is everyone’s responsibility & the parish takes safeguarding very seriously. I invite you to be familiar with the noticeboards in church or the hall which tell you what to do if you have any concerns…

Lastly, a word about finances of the church bearing in the mid to be able to cover the church’s expenses as well as trying to pay at least 50% our parish share. This is reminder that we have introduced the ‘Parish Giving Scheme’ as a regular way of donating to St Faith’s. If you have not seen any information about this, then there are packs at the back of church that covers this. If you have had a pack & not read yet, may I encourage you to do so. If you have any questions, please talk to Pete Hill or myself.

God bless. Revd Julie