Guidelines for working in schools

Guidelines for working in schools

Advice for anyone working for or in the name of Scripture Union


Share the good news of Jesus with the next generation
  • Inviting children and young people to explore the difference Jesus can make to the challenges and adventures of life.
  • Giving pupils the opportunity to learn about and explore the God of the bible/Christian faith.


Schoolboys in Church
  • Serving the needs and expectations of the school, respecting its ethos with grace and integrity.
  • Engaging with all pupils - irrespective of ethnicity, disability, political or religious persuasion, gender or sexuality.


Shine in schools
  • A high level of professionalism in following school procedures and meeting expectations including preparation, punctuality, speech and dress. 
  • Transparency and openness - being prepared to share lesson plans, aims and objectives for Collective worship, curriculum for clubs, etc. prior to delivery. Welcoming 'observers'.
  • Ensuring all materials/resources are fit for purpose, educationally appropriate, inviting and with a high standard of technical accuracy (spelling and grammar).
  • Seeking and receiving permission before handing out follow up/ promotional material to pupils.


Smiling Child
  • A commitment to improvement through seeking feedback from teachers and students as appropriate.
  • Having a commitment to personal /professional development.



Everyone working in schools on behalf of Scripture Union should have received safeguarding training and be committed to:

  • Protecting the safety and well-being of all pupils they come into contact with in the school.
  • Ensuring relevant DBS checks have been undertaken.
  • Assessing risk and adapting accordingly – especially relevant to clubs and Church visits
  • Abiding by and supporting the safeguarding policy of the school in which they are working.

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