The Certificate in Church School Studies (CCSS) is a non-accredited blended learning module which has been specifically designed for those who are undergoing teacher training. It aims to develop working knowledge, understanding and skills which enhance training teachers’ preparation for a role and contribution within an Anglican school or Trust. We are excited to be one of two Teaching Schools who are designing and delivering this programme in its pilot year to offer it to our current EborHope training teachers.
Whilst the module explores the distinctive identity and defining characteristics of Church of England schools, it is relevant to all training teachers.
It examines the relationship between values, vision, ethos and standards in varied school settings, and how religious education, collective worship and spirituality can support the development of both young people and teaching colleagues to enable them to live life to the full.
The module supports training teachers to consider their own growth as well as provide time for structured reflection and practical support. We are particularly committed to providing training teachers with outstanding career development opportunities where you can grow as a practitioner and develop employability skills to potentially work within an Anglican school or Trust.
The course enabled me to more consciously consider the opportunities within my classroom to support SMSC and pupil spiritual development. I feel like I have been on a journey in discovering and understanding my subject in relation to spirituality, and the positive impact this can have on pupils’ development. Now, my planning has an extra dimension as I consider the link between spirituality and Maths, and how there are many more links than I originally thought!