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Clergy Guide to Schools (NI)

When a clergyperson takes up their role in a parish, he or she is often asked to become involved in the life of local schools – a great way to serve our communities and also a potentially daunting area of ministry.

The Church of Ireland’s Board of Education (Northern Ireland) has therefore published a Clergy Guide to Schools to share information on how schools work, and what a clergyperson might be expected or asked to do in relation to education while ministering in Northern Ireland.

This seven–page booklet covers a brief history of the school system, what is involved in being a school governor in a primary school and a post–primary school, collective worship and Religious Education, and providing pastoral support to principals and members of staff.

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