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Text Prayer Service launched.

The Association of Christian Teachers has always been grounded in prayer. We have a monthly prayer diary available from this site. We recognise though that all those working and supporting schools sometimes need immediate prayer. So if you have a prayer need because of something happening in your school please use our new TEXT PRAYER service and a team will commit to pray about the issue for 7 days.

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Become a school governor.

One of the most important things you can volunteer for in your local community is to become a school governor. Most governing boards have vacancies and would welcome new members. What better way to support your local school. The commitment is often at least one meeting a half term. Governors have opportunity to decide on major issues. They help to appoint staff. They agree important policies such as Relationship and Sex Education. They get opportunity to celebrate and scrutinise the work of the school. Governors are influential in partnership with the school leadership team in shaping the direction of the school. Governors are a support and a challenge to the school. Do be in touch if it is something you might be interested in.

Child Abuse Inquiry Press Release.


Association of Christian Teachers

from Clive Ireson – Director Strategy

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7th August 2016.


Child Abuse Inquiry.


Dame Lowell Goddard, the New Zealand judge who resigned on Thursday as chair of the £100 million Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), did not leave her post voluntarily but was effectively fired it is now reported.

It is not my place to get into the arguments about salary, allowances etc etc these just cloud the main issue how can we protect our children and young people from abuse.

My view is that this topic is too important to wait five or ten years for a report. This resignation gives us opportunity to look again at this Inquiry.

I call for the Inquiry to be split into two:

  1. An Inquiry to look at what went wrong within Local Authorities and Police Child Protection Teams – this Inquiry to make an initial report and recommendations within a year and a full report within two years. This matter is this urgent to protect our children and young people.


  1. A second Inquiry to look at all the other aspects and receive submissions from victims of abuse – this may well take longer so that lessons can be learned.


We must better protect our children and young people now and ensure we spend sufficient monies doing so.


Clive Ireson

Director (Strategy)

Association of Christian Teachers

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