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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Any queries regarding EduLink please email to Edulink@thejohnwallisacademy.org                                                             PLEASE NOTE START OF TERM ARRANGEMENTS: Staff Inset Days on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd September. Induction Days for Years 6, 7 and 12 on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September. Start of Term for all other Year Groups on Monday 7th September 2020.                              

Chaplaincy

 

Dear Parents and Carers

The role of the Academy Chaplain is wide and varied.  I am responsible for overseeing all of the Collective Worship that takes place within the Academy, which includes assemblies and reflections that are delivered in Tutor Groups, as well as other occasional services such as our Christmas Carol Service.

I am part of the team with responsibility for the pastoral care of students so work closely with our wonderful Year Teams.   However, I like to think that my role allows me to extend that to other members of our Academy community, for example staff and parents and carers.

I am an Authorised Lay Minister attached to Kingsnorth Church and work closely with members of the clergy from churches in the Ashford Deanery, who visit our Academy regularly and lead Holy Communion services.   Parents are welcome to attend these services which usually take place once a term (6 times a year) on a Monday at the end of the Academy day.  .

There is also a short time of prayer on Thursday mornings at 8.10am in Room 214 to which all are invited.

We welcome students in Years 7 and 8 to the Academy Chapel as part of their RE lessons which gives us an opportunity to spend time in that quiet space and also to discuss aspects of the Christian faith.

In July 2018, a group of staff and students travelled to South Africa as part of an Urban Saints project to build houses for homeless people.

One of my other roles is to make home visits. I try to visit as many as possible of our Year 6/7 transition students over the summer holiday as well as providing support to families throughout the year. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss any pastoral concerns or would like to meet with me.

With every blessing

 

Mr I Rich
Academy Lay Chaplain 

 

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer takes place every Thursday at 8.10am in Room 214. A short service of prayers and Bible readings to start the day. All staff and students welcome.


Youth Alpha

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We are currently following the Youth Alpha course. We meet on Wednesday after school in Room 214 for a short video, discussion and cake. All welcome


Ashford Foodbank

The John Wallis Church of England Academy continue to support Ashford Foodbank. If you are able to contribute any tinned vegetables, soup or other long life food, please donate via the Main Academy Reception.

Ashford Foodbank aims to support those members of our community in temporary crisis.

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Academy Chaplain: Mr Rich


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