Education Sunday 2020

Education Sunday 2020


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Publish date Published on Wednesday, 9 September 2020 00:00

Sunday 13 September is Education Sunday and all around the country people will be remembering all those involved in education.  From pupils to teachers, students to lecturers, governors to OFSTED we are encouraged to hold them all in our prayers at the beginning of this very different new academic year.  

Barbara Easton who is the Head of Service for the Methodist Academies and Schools Trust takes the readings and shares her reflections for this Education Sunday.


The church has always been involved in education with both the Church of England and the Methodist church having a large number of church schools between them, offering good quality education for all, no matter their faith.  

Today in the Watling Valley we work extensively with all our schools and are constantly looking at how we can improve the support that we give.  This work includes leading assemblies and supporting the RE curriculum, in these unprecedented times this work is having to adapt and much of this will be carried out via videos.  Please spend some time this weekend giving thanks for our schools and praying for all involved in them: 

Ashbrook – Kelly Cursley, Executive Headteacher

Caroline Haslett – Mr P Quinton, Headteacher

Christ the Sower – Lorraine Quirk, Headteacher

Denbigh – Dr A Frame, Head of School

Emerson Valley – Mrs Mathison, Executive Headteacher

Gilesbrook – Claire Britnell, Headteacher

Glastonbury Thorn – Jonathan Cursley, Headteacher

Hazely – Mr Nelson, Principal

Holmwood – Kelly Cursley, Executive Headteacher

Howe Park – Alison Drakeford, Headteacher

Long Meadow – Philip Gray, Headteacher

Loughton – Rebekah Green, Headteacher

Loughton Manor – Daniela Thompson, Interim Headteacher

Merebrook – Mrs Mathison, Executive Headteacher

Oxley Park – Mr N Springett-McHugh, Executive Principal

Priory Rise – Ruth Seagar, Headteacher

Shenley Brook End – C Holmwood, Headteacher

The Grove – D M Berkin, Principal

Two Mile Ash – Sarah Bennett, Executive Headteacher

Walnuts – Jonathan Budd, Executive Headteacher

All the local pre-schools and nurseries as well as the Bridgebuilder Trust who work tirelessly to serve the schools of Milton Keynes.