Church and Community Links

As a church school we endeavour to maintain Christian values of love and mutual respect so our relationship with the Church family at Holy Trinity and the wider Christian community
is very important to us. Their interest and involvement in school life is appreciated and the pupils enjoy their visits to church. "
Mrs S Davies Foundation Governor and Chair of Teaching and Learning Commitee.

 

At Dinting Church of England School, the links with Holy Trinity Church are very important to us and reflect our Christian Ethos as a Church School.

The Church is represented on the Governing Body by Foundation Governors who take an active interest in school life, offering their talents and gifts in a variety of ways. A number of Foundation Governors regularly lead Collective Worship in the school and become involved in school life, becoming known as friendly faces to both staff and pupils.

Our pupils feel at home in the neighbouring church, having become involved in a variety of activities such as the Church’s flower festival, and activities such as ‘Experience Easter’. The end of each term is marked by an activity in Church, whether it be a Carol Service, an Easter Service, or a Leavers’ Service.

The Church is also an ideal Resource for the school’s programme of Religious Education, a feature which is a really strong point in Dinting School.  Religious Education in the school has been recognised as ‘Outstanding’ with the school having been awarded the Gold Religious Education Quality Mark.

As mentioned elsewhere, Christian Values of ‘forgiveness, fairness, respect and tolerance of others, integrity, compassion, honesty and self-worth’ are clearly evident in the school. We can only hope that these are enhanced by our strong church and community links.

 

Meet the Vicar

As a Church of England school one of the questions we get asked is “How do I get hold of the vicar?” Holy Trinity Church has an ordained minister and a Reader (Licenced Lay Minister). Rev Rob Healey is the associate priest who has special responsibility for Holy Trinity. Rob is also one of the school governors and regularly visits to lead Collective Worship on Monday morning.

 

So that parents and friends of the school can get in contact with a minister from the church we will be having a monthly, ‘Meet the Vicar’ session in school. This will be so that you can enquire about a booking, for example baptism, wedding, service of blessing or about other faith matters. There is no need to make an appointment. Rob will be available from 3.15pm, please come to the main entrance. Alternatively you can see him on the playground from 3.30pm on the last Monday of each month.

 

 Ash Wednesday Service

On Wednesday 1st March we will be welcoming Bishop Jan, the Bishop of Repton, to our school. She has kindly accepted the invitation from some of our pupils to visit and lead us in a school Eucharist on Ash Wednesday. Friends and family are welcome to come along for the service which will be held in church at 1.00pm