What is Connect?
Connect is passionate that by connecting children and communities in the areas of faith, this produces whole people who understand themselves more effectively and can relate to others of all faiths and of no faith with a deeper understanding and celebration of the links that bring people together.
Our focus is in developing a child’s sense of their own spirituality and how schools can connect with them in helping to make this happen in an authentic and meaningful way.
We believe that the local church can be a key place of connection in supporting schools to help children develop with their life questions and personal spirituality in order to make sense of who they are and how they connect with the world around them.
We aim to:
Equip and train schools to produce a meaningful spiritual experience for a child where they gain more than knowledge, but can reflect and respond to the ever changing world around them
Equip and train churches to understand the needs of their local schools and how helpful, relevant and meaningful relationships and connections can be made to support the work of developing children spiritually.
Linds Ledger B Ed (Hons) QTS
Linds has been Deputy Head Teacher in two Oxfordshire Primary schools, and acting Head in one. She has taught across the whole Primary age range. She brings her degree in RE and theology together with this teaching experience to the Connect team. Whilst teaching part-time she is a consultant for churches developing children’s programmes and running events.
Nick Jackson BSc (Hons) QTS
Nick brings a wealth of experience from his Primary leadership roles, including Deputy Head teacher and his present role as the UK Director for a Children’s Charity running local and national events; he is also a local school Governor, and leader of REInspired Oxford. Nick is experienced in training and mentoring teams and has experience of working overseas.