New Hope Online Schools Conference
Event Date & Time: September 21, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - September 22, 2020 @ 2:00 am
An online schools-work Conference hosted by Prayer Spaces in Schools and Youthscape.
“It is our plan,” says the UK Government’s website, “that all pupils, in all year groups, will return to school full-time from the beginning of the autumn term.”
So, it’s back to normal then? Well… not quite.
Social distancing. Year group bubbles. Enhanced risk assessments. “Robust hand and respiratory hygiene” guidance. Visitor restrictions. School is definitely going to look a lot different in the next academic year because of the ongoing global impact of the Covid-19 virus. And this means the way that churches and Christian organisations offer support to schools will need to change too.
And of course, there are big questions about the impact that these last few months have had on children and young people. For some, it’s been a safe and enjoyable time, while for others, it’s been acutely challenging and traumatic. As these children and young people return to schools in the coming months, the need for pastoral, safeguarding and wellbeing services is likely to be high.
There are certainly going to be challenges, but we want to face them with new hope, and navigate our way through them into a better future.
“I have plans for you,” said the Lord to Jeremiah, “plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)