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January 2015

News and Comment

Hitting the Mark
Bemerton St John Primary School has become the first school in the Diocese, and in Wiltshire, to be awarded the prestigious silver RE Quality Mark. Details

Islam After Charlie Hebdo
19 January 2015: commentary by Derek Holloway, RE Adviser for Dorset. Read it here

Trojan Horses and Church School Values
January 2015: Derek Holloway, Adviser for RE and Collective Worship in Dorset, has some advice. Details

A Landmark Rural Report
“Small rural schools are a vibrant part of the education landscape. In this area, we look after 133 small schools...” More here

Bishop Opens New Swanage School
The Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings, recently dedicated St Marks' CE VA Primary School in Swanage, Dorset.

Spirited Arts
Entering the international 'Art in Heaven' competition has become a yearly event at Wilton and Barford. More here

Weymouth Young People Celebrate Christmas Truce
Nearly 1000 people gathered at Weymouth Football Stadium for a special carol service.
Yes, really...

Marsh Memories of WW1
Dilton Marsh CE Primary continue their tradition of striking, collaborative displays.

Star Singers at St James' School
Children in Wimborne hit the high notes with their very own version of Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Seend Christingle
Seend sent us a couple of beautiful photos and a brief piece.
View it here

What does it take to get an outstanding SIAMS inspection?
These schools know...
A Recipe for Success in Weymouth Secondary / Outstanding Values in Melksham / Way Ahead in Weymouth  Primary / Bishop's Caundle Takes Off / Marlborough Moves to 'Outstanding'

Movie clip

‘Let It Go’: YouTube
Baden-Powell and St Peter's Junior School made headlines with their own version of THAT SONG...


'No Such Thing as a Free Lunch?'
There is at Dilton Marsh!
Click here to see

News from the Diocese

Renewing Hope
Bishop Nicholas is making 19 visits to locations across Dorset and Wiltshire to discuss prayer, service and growth. More details and full list of events.


News from Schools
Venue Hire
Book the DEC here
Courses and Training
Visit our CPD section or
Click here for the brochure
Click here for new leaflets from Bishop Wordsworth Educational Trust and Farmington Fellowships. Deadline for the latter is
26 January!

The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) has grants available to support vulnerable children.


Resources for Education Sunday, 1st February 2015
...are available here.

Character Awards
A letter to Headteachers from Mandy Christopher

Resources for Easter
Springs Dance Company specialises in RE through dance and helps young people learn about and learn from the Christian faith. Leaflet here

'Love Life Live Lent' is a popular resource for children and families. Details

Recommended for Collective Worship
These three resources really work!

Make Lunch a scheme for people to provide meals for children in the holidays who normally get school meals at school. Scroll down this leaflet or ask your church parish about the scheme!
Need a new website?
School Edit provide school websites from just £299pa. Ring 0121 651 1795 or visit

Campanologists' Corner
A quarter peal of bells was successfully rung to celebrate the official opening of St Bartholomew's Primary Academy, Royal Wootton Bassett. BellBoard entry

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