Developing Courageous Advocacy Network

The term ‘courageous advocacy’ was a new concept in the 2018 SIAMS schedule and remains firmly planted in the new SIAMS framework for September 2023, under IQ5 - How does your theologically rooted Christian vision create an active culture of justice and responsibility?

The term ‘courageous advocacy’ was a new concept in the 2018 SIAMS schedule and remains firmly planted in the new SIAMS framework for September 2023, under IQ5 - How does your theologically rooted Christian vision create an active culture of justice and responsibility? 

You may have heard of the Christian Aid ‘Global Neighbours’ scheme, which is an exciting school accreditation scheme.  In partnership with the Church of England’s Education Office, it encourages a deeper understanding of global injustice and equip school pupils across England to tackle this and become courageous advocates for change. 

Working with Christian Aid, we are delighted to offer a bespoke package of support for schools in the Chelmsford Diocese wishing to develop their work on Courageous Advocacy by exploring accreditation for the Global Neighbours Scheme.   

There will be a series of 6 sessions in total. (the first session was held on 6 June 2023) 

By attending these meetings, you will receive information on the scheme and how it would - 

  • Increase pupils’ understanding of the root causes of poverty and injustice. 
  • Engage and empower pupils as agents of change. 
  • Support schools that are seeking to advance the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of pupils. 
  • Strengthen the ‘promotion of fundamental British values’. 
  •  Promote critical thinking across the curriculum. 
  • Strengthen links with the local community.  
  • Provide a named contact at Christian Aid for schools working through the accreditation process for Global Neighbours. 

Duration: 75 minutes

Suitable for: Heads, teachers, others who have responsibility for or an interest in developing courageous advocacy opportunities in school.

Facilitator: Tim Burdon - Global Neighbours Development Coordinator for Christian Aid. Julie Sarti – Diocesan School Advisor


Dates:

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24 April 2024, 4pm - 5.15pm
2 July 2024, 4pm - 5.15pm

Course facilitator

She has worked in Essex primary schools for 34 years and has been a Headteacher of a Church school for 14 years. She has loved working with children of all ages, in a range of schools in both rural and urban settings. She has also been a SENCo.

Alongside her Headteacher role, Julie has been a School Improvement Lead - and has really enjoyed working strategically and supportively with colleagues leading Church of England Schools. 

Julie has been a speaker at various events around the country to raise awareness of global poverty and the partnerships that an international charity has with communities around the world that make a positive difference.

 

Tim Burdon works in Christian Aid’s schools team, leading the development of the Global Neighbours accreditation scheme. He has worked for Christian Aid since 2018, previously in a regional fundraising and church engagement role. He has a background in theology and education, having taught RE for 16 years, including 5 years as curriculum leader at a secondary school in Cumbria. Alongside his work for Christian Aid, Tim is also chaplain to a large Church of England secondary school. He is an enthusiastic advocate for collective worship, spiritual development, and loves to see young people empowered to use their voice to bring about change.

 

Cost

Free

Dates

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24 April 2024, 4pm - 5.15pm
2 July 2024, 4pm - 5.15pm