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The National Society

by Michael Ford last modified 25 Oct, 2017 03:15 PM
The National Society promotes and resources nearly 4,700 schools in England and 200 schools in Wales.

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The National Society works closely with the wider Education Division of the Church of England, and is responsible for:

  • Negotiating with Government and other national agencies to maintain and develop the contribution of church schools to public education in England and Wales
  • Supporting and advising diocesan education teams on legal and technical, curriculum and ethos issues
  • Contribute a Christian perspective to national educational debate

The National Society for Promoting Religious Education was established in 1811 to provide schools for poor children. The aim was to found a church school in every parish and by 1851 (still 20 years before the state took any responsibility for education) there were 12,000 schools across England and Wales.

The Chief Education Officer is the Revd Nigel Genders, Rowan Ferguson is Head of School Policy and Derek Holloway is School Character and SIAMS Development Manager.

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