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