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Dear Theo.. Church of England Primary Schools

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by hayley1611, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. I have recently been to look around a few CofE primary schools which I am interested in applying for. I have previously had one interview for a CofE school which I didn't get. What sort of thing are they looking for as I'm not religious myself, I don't go to church or anything like that and Im just worried that CofE schools will be put off by this. Most of them are asking me to outline what I can bring to a church school, but I havent got a clue?!
    Thanks
     
  2. I have recently been to look around a few CofE primary schools which I am interested in applying for. I have previously had one interview for a CofE school which I didn't get. What sort of thing are they looking for as I'm not religious myself, I don't go to church or anything like that and Im just worried that CofE schools will be put off by this. Most of them are asking me to outline what I can bring to a church school, but I havent got a clue?!
    Thanks
     
  3. I'm of no religion yet once worked in a catholic school. When asked how I would teach religion I just stated that as an employee of the school I would fully support the school's ethos and that I believe everyone has a right to their own beliefs and faith (myself included). They were happy with that.
    Only time I ever felt uncomfortable was during a RE inset where the priest hosting assumed everyone in the room was catholic. However, I chose not to speak out and draw attention to myself (a couple of the activities we were asked to do really weren't relevant to me - eg mapping my religious life path to date I recall) but had I have done so I suspect the priest would have been quite apologetic about making assumptions. DId learn not to assume too much myself from that - you never know how awkward a seemingly honest generalisation might make someone feel.

     

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