Houseparenting across the world

At the heart of a boarding school, the House or Dorm parents play a vital role, along with the Tutors. We asked a few to reflect on their role and, especially, on what it means for a Christian to serve… Houseparenting in the UK In the pursuit of happiness we can often chase adrenaline highs, … Continue reading Houseparenting across the world

Deciding on a Gap Year?

Thinking about a year out after school or indeed at different stages of your career - TISCA first published this article in its printed publication TISCA News and Views -Spring 2022 - edition 84 Many people decide to take a ‘gap year’ after school or university. Some, including the TISCA General Secretary and the Development … Continue reading Deciding on a Gap Year?

Parenting for faith

Parenting for Faith  - Parents as Teachers and Teachers as Parents Becky Sedgwick is part of the team at Parenting for Faith. Not only was her mum her teacher, but she spent ten years as the lady in the office at her daughter’s primary school.  Becky Sedgewick - Parenting for Faith I was seven years … Continue reading Parenting for faith

‘Anxious times for Christian Teachers?

Equipping Christians in schools to face the future with confidence’ Antony Spencer, CEO of Mill Hill School (and a TISCA Trustee), gave a keynote talk at the June 2021 TISCA Annual Conference. Here is a shortened version of his inspiring and challenging talk. Missionary times As Christian teachers in this country, these increasingly feel like … Continue reading ‘Anxious times for Christian Teachers?

Top tips for Christian meetings in Schools

September is a great time to get a school CU back up and running - or off the ground for the first time!  But how do you get pupils to come along? Anand Singh from Bradfield College gives us five top tips for making a CU welcoming and accessible to any who'd like to give it a go....     … Continue reading Top tips for Christian meetings in Schools

Make A ‘Joyful Noise’ – Interview

Joyful Noise are a new British group who write contemporary Christian songs and hymns.  Brothers Tom and Sam Brewster tell us how it all began and how it could be a great resource for schools.    Hi Tom and Sam, tell us about yourselves.  We're brothers- Tom holds a music ministry post at St Mary's Church Maidenhead, … Continue reading Make A ‘Joyful Noise’ – Interview

Choosing Themes for Chapel or Christian Assemblies

Choosing Themes for Chapel or Christian Assemblies Article by Rev Alice Monaghan, Chaplain, Westonbirt School This was written originally for our e-TNV publication in November 2020 On a recent visit to Westonbirt School, to speak at our Sunday evening Chapel Service and Monday morning chapel Assembly on our term’s theme: ‘Adventures’, Frankie Knight (TISCA Trustee) asked … Continue reading Choosing Themes for Chapel or Christian Assemblies

Top Tips for Trainee Teachers 

It can be a tough time training to be a teacher.  Here are a few Top Tips that teachers sent in to those in their first year of teaching.   Prefect's Training 2019 - Kingham Hill School Feedback from teachers in their first year of teaching Respond to pupils’ parents and other staff with calmness. Reacting to a comment or email immediately can make communication … Continue reading Top Tips for Trainee Teachers