The Campion School Inter-Faith Chaplaincy aims to:
* “be a vital pastoral support to all pupils who are experiencing difficulties with issues of bereavement and other areas within their lives”.
* “For this opportunity to assist in promoting good behaviour and raising attendance”.
Julie Gardner: Inter-Faith Chaplain
This role is a new and innovative role which adds to the overall caring ethos of the school. The well-being of staff and pupils is at the heart of this provision. It provides pastoral support to the Head of Pastoral, the Pastoral Team Managers, Head of SEN and pupils through developing a meaningful relationship with the whole school community.
The main aims of the Inter-Faith Chaplain role are…
* Reconciling, guiding and nurturing.
* Pastoral care in practice.
* Unconditional care
* Personal counselling
* Personal issues
* Individual and community bereavement
* Accompanying on the spiritual journey.
* Accessing the Spiritual Dimension
There are themed assemblies that include ‘Thoughts for the day’. The main idea of the assemblies are to help our students understand about the religious festivals which are celebrated in religious traditions and cultures in our world today. Within the ‘Thoughts for the day’ our students can also reflect on how they can help others within the school community Eg. Students had an assembly on the Harvest festival and then reflected on how they could help people in need of food by bringing tins of food in to help the Salvation Army.
Developing religious intimacy is a key concept in current, secular and multi-faith situation of 21st century Britain. Chaplaincy is a complex role that is committed to the well-being, human flourishing and spiritual development of pupils and wider school community of parents and staff.
The Chaplaincy is situated in room A24 and within it there is a special place to chat one to one with the Chaplain and also to place the name of a loved one who has recently died on a star that is placed on our ‘Memory Tree’.