I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little more about our Christian Distinctiveness Advisers, or CDAs, and the work that they undertake in our schools. The team is very experienced and has a broad range of gifts and talents that they can offer you as leaders of our family of Church schools. Their profiles on the following pages of this booklet will give you a flavour of their range of experience and expertise.
Our family of Church schools is very important to us. They are places where children are offered the richness of experience that the Christian tradition supports. Through the work undertaken by our CDA team we hope that this richness of tradition can be encouraged, strengthened and enhanced in our schools. This is what makes our schools unique and distinctively different.
Schools have benefited from the valuable guidance and support our CDA team has offered over the years, for example in preparing schools for Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). I am very pleased to say that the result has been that many of our schools have secured very positive outcomes in their SIAMS inspections.
As you may be aware, the current SIAMS schedule is currently under review and is set to change sometime towards the end of 2018. Our CDA team will be fully conversant and trained to guide our schools through these changes.
I would highly recommend schools join our Service Agreement so that you can receive the benefit of our CDA team’s support. The following pages will explain a little more about the support they can offer.
Colin Hopkins (MBE)